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#1 Jul 2, 2008
He was very influential in how I developed my life and formulated how I wanted to be. I have watched many interviews conducted with him and feel it's only a glimpse of the depth of his knowledge regarding matters of spiritual practice and mind. He is truly correct when he states everything else can wait...but God can't. His frank style of hashing through Beatle history was refreshing as well as insightful. Beatlemania got old to him and he was bewildered by the continuing fascination for all those decades ago. But in his final years, he became more at ease with the reality that he after all HAD been one of only four people to be a Beatle. What a cross to bear.
I truly miss him and feel I'm a better person for him having touched me and influenced me.
In 1967 I had to write a poem for an English class assignment. I was 14. I turned in, for my poem, the lyrics to "Within You Without You". I thought there was a chance that she (the teacher) would knock me off and I would be found out. To cover my own guilt about this, I ended with the final line ..."With thanks to The Apple". Well interestingly enough, she did not know the song or at least hadn't heard Sgt. Pepper yet, which surprised me. I thought EVERYBODY listened to The Beatles! And for sure the Pepper album by then.
I got the graded poem back and I'm tickled to say George and I made an A-...can you believe that? Only an A-! I wonder what George would have thought of that had I mailed it (the assignment graded) to Apple and someone would have given it to him to see that big red A- with some small note of compliment. Well done George...and thank you.
Since: Dec 06
#2 Jul 2, 2008
Beautiful post Alamo Stone, it was a gread read and your love for George is very refreshing.
George was an awesome human being and his music will live forever, along with his kind nature.
I too miss him so much, the Beatles were a much better group because of George.
#3 Jul 5, 2011
That was a really touching post Alamo, thanks a lot for posting. George will always be remembered, he was and is a legend. Will always be.
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