George Harrison loved Bob Dylan from the moment he first saw him
From the moment he first saw George Dylan, he was in love with him.
in a Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George HarrisonWritten by Joshua M. Greene that as a teenager, he first saw George Dylan in Liverpool on a Granada TV show about New York poets.
“During an encore in Paris in 1964, the Beatles picked up two of Bob Dylan’s albums at a radio station and were so enchanted by his wise words and simple chords that they played the albums incessantly in the George V hotel suite,” Green wrote.
The admiration was mutual. It was clear to Dylan that the Beatles were “doing things no one else had done. Their strings were outrageous and their harmonies made everything righteous, but I kept to myself that I really dug them,” he told biographer Anthony Scaduto.
“Everyone thought they were for teenagers, that they would die instantly, but it was clear to me that they had staying power. “
The Beatles finally met Dylan in August 1964. During the meeting, Dylan allegedly The band turned to marijuana. George becomes a huge fan of Dylan. Unlike others, he was amazed by everything the singer/songwriter did, be it folk, rock, or country.
George attended Dylan’s performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May 1965. Dylan walked on stage with an electric guitar, drawing boos from fans.
Green continued, “George called those who walked out of the party ‘idiots’ and said, ‘Everything was pure Dylan, and he’s got to figure out his own guidance.'” If he feels like he wants electricity, this is how he should do it. Who sets the rules? ‘
George didn’t want to imagine a world without Dylan
The former Beatle loved Dylan because of his personality. only people ever Saw George Kettles, and desperately wanted out. Dylan got to do whatever he wanted, and that was helpful, smart, and inspiring. That’s all George wanted.
in a It’s not just rock and rollGeorge’s former sister-in-law, Dr. Jenny Boyd, wrote, “George Harrison agreed that musicians, with insights drawn from their own experiences, can help those who listen to their music. But he also cautioned, “You have to be very careful, I think. In a way, we all have a duty to help each other, help ourselves and then help each other in any way, whether it’s just to get through the day.
“I think it’s important to share experiences. For example, if Dylan didn’t say some of the things he did, no one else would. Can you imagine what the world would be like if we didn’t have Bob Dylan? It would be terrible.
“There’s this side to it. But then there’s the other side, where you can start to misunderstand your importance. I think I’ve been in both.” [positions] in different times. You suddenly think you’re way more awesome than you are, and then usually something happens to slap you a little, so that should all be tempered with caution. “
The former Beatle was grateful to Bob Dylan
George continued to be Amazed at everything Dylan didGood or bad, in and out of the recording studio.
“Dylan’s influence was amazing,” Barry Feinstein, a friend of both George and Dylan, told Green. “You can’t be with Dylan and not be affected, not think about everything you’ve done and simply see it as a bulls*** by comparison. I was with Dylan at a party when he said to Mick Jagger, ‘Are you serious about it?
What do you write, play and sing? You can’t be serious about your music. Mick said, “Of course I am.” “No, man,” said Bob. “This kind of music is not serious.” It gave me an understanding of what happened to George.
“People who know Bob will have this feeling of, ‘Take everything I’ve done and throw it away and let me start over. ‘” This is where it is. Let me see if I can get the same ride. The one thing that really mattered to Dylan was that he believed that once you do something, you don’t come back to fix it. I continue. This was an important lesson for George.
“If you write a song or take a picture, you don’t think later it was any good — leave it, leave it, and move on to the next thing. That’s what made Dylan great, and that’s what had a pop effect on George.”
In 1989, George told Mark Rowland that he was grateful to Dylan. “I think being there, whether you like him or not, is Bob, and I’m grateful that there are people like that.”
Later, George and Dylan become roommates at The Traveling Wilburys, which was George’s dream. It’s worth wondering if George would have continued in music after the Beatles if Bob Dylan wasn’t around.