The first thing which comes to my mind when I think about George Harrison is his incredible warmth. I know this sounds ridiculous, but even though I never met him, whenever I read stories from Olivia, Dhani, Pattie, the Harrison family, his many friends, and fans lucky enough to have met him, it’s like I can feel his love through their love for him, and with that feeling it’s as though he’s alive.
His music gives me the most peaceful comforting feeling and always helps to calm me down when I get anxious. I especially love listening to the demo versions of his songs where his gorgeous haunting voice is only accompanied by his guitar. If I close my eyes I can imagine him sitting there next to me, giving me a private concert.
George means the world to me. He’s taught me so much, and I love and admire him more than I could ever put into words. I’m going to try my best not to be sad on this day and will instead post some of my favourite stories about him to celebrate his life and what a wonderful person he was.
As George would say, he’s still here - just not in a physical form.
"I asked to be successful, I never asked to be famous; I can tell you I got more famous than I wanted to be. I never intended to be the Big Cheese." - George Harrison, The London Evening Standard, 18 March 1966