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Title: Where Were You?
Post by: somedude210 on February 08, 2006, 08:48:21 PM
this has probably been done, or something similar. but i was just wondering where you were when you heard the news of his death, now that i'm finally getting into his solo stuff.

i wasnt into the beatles then, only a few more months and i would have been, but i remember my 8th grade history teacher was like a HUGE beatles fan, and he had like an entire section of wall above his desk was devoted to the beatles with pictures and a few newspaper clippings about George. but i never knew of him or cared much when he died. kinda wished i did now. same goes for John. :'(
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Mairi on February 08, 2006, 09:11:00 PM
I don't remember what I was doing as I wasn't a Beatles fan at the time, but I was looking through some very old magazines last year, or the year before, and they were talking about George and how he was going to have a speedy recovery. It was pretty depressing.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: raxo on February 08, 2006, 09:28:23 PM
I was at home ... it was very early in the morning (it all happened at night here in Europe) and I realized about it seeing TV news ... they didn't stop telling us about the details of his illness and his bio ... all the day and next night, specials included, of course ... it was very sad, tho we -the fans- somehow knew it, not exactly the day, but we were awared of it ... the first thing I did was to send a message to my bandfellow, who was in another city by that time ... I didn't cry, -if you want to know that- ... too deep sadness to even feel tears on the surface ... I spent the next week composing one song in his honour ... this last year I composed another one trying to copy his unique style (when I read that Macca thing about Friends To Go) and I think I get it ...I consider it the best one I've ever composed. I'm one George fan if you didn't notice. This year is the 5th anniversary ... some news coming, I guess ...
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Sondra on February 08, 2006, 11:50:09 PM
I heard it from CNN or Fox I think. I don't remember if that's the exact moment I heard it, but that's what I remember. It wasn't a huge shock, because he'd been sick. Then they had the whole George Martin thing, so people were sort of prepared for it to happen.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: becky on March 04, 2006, 07:36:05 PM
This is a very sad topic for me, but I still remember almost every detail of when I heard that George had passed away. I woke up with an upset stomach that morning and I didn't hear that he passed away until I got to school that morning. My high school librarian that I worked as a volunteer library page for told me that George had passed away and I almost went into shock. :'( I had to force myself not to cry at school all day that day, but when I got home, I just let it all out and cried all night. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( I was depressed for nearly a month about when George passed away and all I could do was think of him. Kids at school made fun of me just because I love him very much and that depressed me even further.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( Even my grades had slipped after all that happened. But I managed to bring my grades back up in time for report cards.

I try my best not to think about the day when George had died. It just upsets me. :'( I miss George very very much. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: somedude210 on March 05, 2006, 03:51:26 AM
Quote from: becky
...I was depressed for nearly a month about when George passed away and all I could do was think of him. Kids at school made fun of me just because I love him very much and that depressed me even further...  

damn suburban white kids with their rap and hip-hop (obviously they arent emo, or else they would be crying with you...without actually knowing why you're crying)

 ;D (my emo and rap insult for the month, im trying to give some of it up for lent) ;D
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Indica on March 05, 2006, 10:24:31 AM
Delivering the morning papers :(
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: The End on March 05, 2006, 10:14:54 PM
I got up, turned the TV on and went to have a shower - then the phone rang and as I reached it it stopped ringing - and then I heard the news headlines.

I was absolutely gutted. - I always believed he would be OK and make a full recovery.

I carried on getting ready but the my family and friends kept ringing.

I was very late for work that day.

A horrible sad day when I bought every single newspaper again.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Mairi on March 06, 2006, 04:02:48 PM
Alan, about the Newspaper thing. I can totally understand. I would feel so horrible just buying evry paper announcing his death- but then I wouldn't feel loyal if I didn't. It's weird because I had a dream about this last night.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: The End on March 06, 2006, 07:34:27 PM
Quote from: Mairi
Alan, about the Newspaper thing. I can totally understand. I would feel so horrible just buying evry paper announcing his death- but then I wouldn't feel loyal if I didn't. It's weird because I had a dream about this last night.

Yeah, I did exactly the same when John was killed - but I was only 14 then!

That's weird about your dream!!!  Spooky! :)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 05, 2006, 09:33:01 PM
I heard about George passing away on the radio while driving back to my office after a hospital staff meeting.  WCBS FM played Beatles and George Harrison songs for 24 hours.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: somedude210 on August 20, 2006, 09:32:13 PM
hey, i actually got a thread to stick and not get lost in the bowels of the forum! in an unrelated (kinda) moment, i just realized that the station i listen to that does beatles breaks in the morning mightve done a john break on the 25th anniversary, dont remember as i was not listening to it because i was at class but i believe someone told me. wish i smuggled a radio in though.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: RICKENBACKER325 on August 27, 2006, 03:20:02 PM
In an Indianapolis hospital visiting an uncle who had almost died from a anuerism. I still have the Indianapolis Star news paper from that day. It has a really cool picture of George from the Cavern days, black leather and  black Gretch guitar..... :'(  Very sad day indeed.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Bobber on August 28, 2006, 09:09:50 AM
I'm sorry, I really can't remember where I was when I heard of George's death. I remember it didn't come as a surprise to me and I just thought: "It's over".
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Kevin on August 28, 2006, 10:35:16 AM
Quote from: 63
I'm sorry, I really can't remember where I was when I heard of George's death. I remember it didn't come as a surprise to me and I just thought: "It's over".

Same.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Taxgirl on August 28, 2006, 11:05:41 AM
Good to have found this topic.
I was at home, I prepared myself to go to the cinema with a good friend since it was a day-off, I was about to put some make up on. I turned the radio on where they played 3 George songs. I had a bad intuition and switched to an other station where the news was on. When I heard "At the age of 58..." I knew what had happened. I was shocked, I screamed "Noo! It cant be happening!", and ran downstairs to my mom and cried "Mom! George died!". I cried and screamed for hours.
It's still a very sad moment in my life... :'( :'(

Can you imagine that it was almost 5 years ago??
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: mr kite on October 04, 2006, 07:46:27 PM
I WAS AT WORK WHEN IT CAME OVER ON THE RADIO .NOT A GREAT SHOOK AS WITH JOHN LENNON [ONE OF THE SADDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE I WAS 18 AT THE TIME] ID THAT PAUL & RINGO HAD FLOWN OUT TO THE USA A FEW DAYS BEFORE SO I WAS BIT PREPAIRED FOR HIS DEATH . STILL DEVESTATED TO LOSE A LEGEND LIKE GEORGE  :'(
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: on December 24, 2006, 12:22:07 PM
Quote from: 343

damn suburban white kids with their rap and hip-hop (obviously they arent emo, or else they would be crying with you...without actually knowing why you're crying)

 ;D (my emo and rap insult for the month, im trying to give some of it up for lent) ;D

Lmao!
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: pnxo on January 15, 2007, 06:35:03 PM
Well, i was 8. I was going to my school and in the tv, i listened "El ex-Beatle George Harrison ha fallecido a la edad de 58 años.."...(The ex-beatle George Harrison has died at 58)...i wasn't a beatlefan, but now i am.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: harihead on January 19, 2007, 06:25:05 PM
I wasn't a big Beatle fan at the time either. I had read lots about the group after the Anthology series came out, and I got the videos and a few books. George was far and away my favorite member based on that initial viewing, and everything I read about him subsequently only reinforced that this was the Beatle who resonated most for me personally.

The weird bit was that I was flying to Spain 2 days after his death. We had planned a 2-day stopover in London, and I had two things on my list: see Baker Street and see Abbey Road studios. What I really wanted to do was see George's house, but that seemed too much like stalking to me, so I just decided to see what I could when I was in town. Besides, if I went to his house, I knew I'd be hoping for a glimpse of him. See what a rotten fan I was? I didn't even know he was ill, and not in the country at the time.

Anyway, I believe I found out the news the day before I got on the plane. I felt very sad, but this raised an Abbey Road visit to extremely high priority. My brother-in-law and I went that first night. The people at Abbey Road paint the wall around their property white, so fans can scribble on it. The wall was covered with tributes to George, flowers, candles, pictures, poems, on and on, all the way down the sidewalk. I walked along very slowly reading and viewing the messages. I took some pictures, which I'll have to find again.

It was very solemn, but also uplifting. I could just feel the love. I still can, when I come to forums like this. We are so lucky-- all of us in the world. Of all the people to be raised to this frenzied idolized status, it happened to be four very level-headed down-to-Earth men who were determined not to let success go to their heads. They honestly did try to do the right thing, in their personal lives, in their business affairs, certainly in their music. They could have become such monsters, but instead they held true to their course and tried to maintain their personal integrity. I think that's why they are still loved today. People recognize and respond to that goodness, both in their music and in their persons. I am very grateful for who they were and what they gave us.

One more note about George. I was reading in I, Me, Mine his write-up about how the holiest gurus can pick the time they will give up their bodies, and that this voluntary removal--accepting and embracing death when it comes-- is one of the most advanced spiritual states you can get, to avoid rebirth and having to work through your mistakes all over again. I'm relieved that George got to go mindfully; he knew it was coming, he was prepared, he was very peaceful. I think it was a state of grace for him to die in his preferred way; he had certainly earned it. Bless you, George, wherever you are.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: raxo on January 19, 2007, 06:55:27 PM
Quote from: 551
[...]
It was very solemn, but also uplifting. I could just feel the love. I still can, when I come to forums like this. We are so lucky-- all of us in the world. Of all the people to be raised to this frenzied idolized status, it happened to be four very level-headed down-to-Earth men who were determined not to let success go to their heads. They honestly did try to do the right thing, in their personal lives, in their business affairs, certainly in their music. They could have become such monsters, but instead they held true to their course and tried to maintain their personal integrity. I think that's why they are still loved today. People recognize and respond to that goodness, both in their music and in their persons. I am very grateful for who they were and what they gave us.
[...]
I couldn't have explained better, harihead!
Reading this I've felt deeply sad  :'( ... remembering those last days and what they mean for all of us ...
[size=9]P.S. How was your stay in Spain, by the way?[/size] ;) ....

Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: harihead on January 19, 2007, 09:06:49 PM
Thanks, Raxo. I had a marvelous time in Spain. We had friends in Madrid who acted as tour guides for that area; really wonderful. We nipped down to the Alhambra  and then down to the coast by the Caves of Nerha. Great trip but not nearly long enough. Do you live in Spain?

(I've got to find those pictures of the Abbey Road wall...)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: raxo on January 19, 2007, 10:01:12 PM
Quote from: 551
Thanks, Raxo. I had a marvelous time in Spain. We had friends in Madrid who acted as tour guides for that area; really wonderful. We nipped down to the Alhambra  and then down to the coast by the Caves of Nerha. Great trip but not nearly long enough. Do you live in Spain?

(I've got to find those pictures of the Abbey Road wall...)
Yes, I do ... and I'm glad hearing that you had a mar-vela-us  8) time ... Cueva de Nerja is a beatiful place and the Alhambra too, of course ... the north of the country is very beautiful too!!!  :)
A-gain, welcome here, harihead ... I like the way you express your thoughts (and not only because they seem to be close to mine!LOL  ;D)

We're off-topic here, so ...
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Katrina on February 21, 2007, 09:26:19 PM
I remember. I was at my friend's house and my mum phoned me. "George Harrison is dead."
We were going somewhere, I don't remember where. Anyway, I was so sad and my friend had the "1" -album I had given her for her birthday. I asked if we could play 'Something' before we would leave. We did. Makes my eyes teary even now.  :'(
How I wish they all would still live...
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: GreenApple on February 21, 2007, 10:11:05 PM
I was at home, and the news was on the TV. BBC News 24 switched over to BBC 1 or BBC 2, can't remember which. But it was good to see that the BBC could honour George by doing that. It was coverage on it all for several hours. The BBC's journalist Peter Sissons was interviewed on it, because he was at school with George. He said that when he was working with Channel 4 News, that one day George called him up with this great news story - PEACE! Sissons said that it just wasn't possible to run a story like that, but he said that it was typical of George that he would say something like that.

I felt truly sad at the news, and felt some nostalgia over the whole Beatles phenomenon.

Well, I just changed my avatar message to PEACE!
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: raxo on February 21, 2007, 10:57:23 PM
Quote from: 139
[...] He said that when he was working with Channel 4 News, that one day George called him up with this great news story - PEACE! Sissons said that it just wasn't possible to run a story like that, but he said that it was typical of George that he would say something like that.
[...]
So George was!!!  :-/

Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Revolution on February 22, 2007, 05:39:29 AM
Think I was at work,as usual.I was Crushed!!!!!!!!! :'( Probably cried, don't remember.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Tara_the_beatle_freak on March 27, 2007, 12:11:16 AM
 :'(Unfortunately for me, I'm only 13 now, so I heard about it a couple years ago (I wasn't into them at the time, that's why I didn't know.) I remember... I had asked my dad something like, "where is George living right now?" and then he told me that he had already passed away. I ran, locked myself in the bathroom, and cried for hours. A week after that, I got my first B (an 89) on my report card. It was a really sad time for me, and what made it worse (like becky said) is that everyone made fun of me for liking the Beatles... and it wasn't like they only made fun of me once, they made fun of me daily. Even now, they do this. I don't think I'll ever quit liking them though because they changed my life in a positive way.... I mean, who cares if I'm not popular in school now because I listen to them, right? Gosh, I really wish I could go back in time to meet George, I wonder what he'd be like .....  :-/
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Andy Smith on March 27, 2007, 01:51:34 PM
I remember hearing the news of George's passing on a
friday morning (which was 30th nov 01) .
I got up & switched on my tv on in the bedroom & sort
of had the sound done. then i saw pics of George & people
talking about him. I wandered what George was up to now as i
didn't know at that point. Then at the end of the news report, came
up a pic of Geogre with the line 1943 - 2001. I felt so shocked
& coundn't belive it. I knew he had been ill for some time & it
wasn't unexpected, but it was still such a shock.
The rest of that day was awful for me, i lost one of my heros, or was he
a friend. I've never felt such a loss & i never knew the man.
I wasn't even born when John Lennon died so this was all new to me,
no other band had such an effect on me as the Beatles!
Other people didn't seem to understand why i felt so bad as they were
not beatle fans. I felt like a part of me had been taken away.
It was strange because i was re-discovering his music during that time and
realised what an underated talent George was.
I was ill with a great depression after a while but it was nothing to do with
George's passing, but what helped me through that was the Brainwashed album.
As soon as i got hold of that album for christmas 2002, my life was felt so
much better & i realised George helped me more now than he did before.
For all the ups & downs in my life, George & his other 3 pals helped me
through life.
I don't think George (or even John) realised how much they were loved by
so many people & how much they gave!!
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Kevin on March 27, 2007, 02:39:11 PM
I think as you get older you get gradually more immune to death, so no, it didn't affect me greatly. Already seen too many people go before their time for it to freak me out. It's just how the world is.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: harihead on March 27, 2007, 03:00:09 PM
Quote from: 614
I don't think George (or even John) realised how much they were loved by
so many people & how much they gave!!
That sounds right to me. It was sad, but I think it was true.

What touching stories, Tara and Adam. Death is always hard, whether you lose a friend or someone in the world that you admire. I just try to live the best way I can to honor them.

Tara, folks will always make fun of you for something--your clothes, accent, Beatles...  ::) The trick is to learn not to mind. Good luck with everything. I'm glad you found your way to this forum. Cheers.

Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Andy Smith on March 27, 2007, 03:26:42 PM
Yeah Tara, you seem to have a great taste in music & a great
admiration for the four lads from Liverpool! Don't matter what people
say. Even though i'm younger than most beatle fans i know, i can't believe
your younger than me.

Great signiture Tara! :)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: The End on March 28, 2007, 11:45:58 AM
I was laughed at for liking The Beatles and Sixties music in school too. Then in 1978 there was a HUGE mod revival and everyone wanted to borrow my records!! Oh how I laughed!!! ;D

Remember, it may seem like you're at school forever, but it is only for a relatively small portion of your life. Then when you leave school I guarantee you will meet other like-minded people. Plus there is the internet - back when I was a kid I TRULY didn't have anyone else to discuss music with! You have friends here :)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Tara_the_beatle_freak on March 31, 2007, 10:13:00 PM
Quote from: 614
Yeah Tara, you seem to have a great taste in music & a great
admiration for the four lads from Liverpool! Don't matter what people
say. Even though i'm younger than most beatle fans i know, i can't believe
your younger than me.

Great signiture Tara! :)

Thanks, I agree, it doesn't really matter what they say, I can't (and won't) change the fact that they're my favorite band just because they don't think the Beatles are cool. I am who I am....

Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Tara_the_beatle_freak on March 31, 2007, 10:14:46 PM
Quote from: 360
I was laughed at for liking The Beatles and Sixties music in school too. Then in 1978 there was a HUGE mod revival and everyone wanted to borrow my records!! Oh how I laughed!!! ;D

Remember, it may seem like you're at school forever, but it is only for a relatively small portion of your life. Then when you leave school I guarantee you will meet other like-minded people. Plus there is the internet - back when I was a kid I TRULY didn't have anyone else to discuss music with! You have friends here :)

Thanks! I'm gald to know I have friends here.  :)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Tara_the_beatle_freak on March 31, 2007, 10:16:39 PM
Quote from: 551
That sounds right to me. It was sad, but I think it was true.

What touching stories, Tara and Adam. Death is always hard, whether you lose a friend or someone in the world that you admire. I just try to live the best way I can to honor them.

Tara, folks will always make fun of you for something--your clothes, accent, Beatles...  ::) The trick is to learn not to mind. Good luck with everything. I'm glad you found your way to this forum. Cheers.



Thank you for the advise! I'm glad I found this forum!  :)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on March 31, 2007, 11:31:28 PM
Quote from: 185
I think as you get older you get gradually more immune to death, so no, it didn't affect me greatly. Already seen too many people go before their time for it to freak me out. It's just how the world is.

I agree. It was in 2001.... I wasn't into the Beatles then. Sounds bad but it's true
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Winter on April 15, 2007, 05:59:07 PM
I wasnt Beatle fan yet so i think i was in my hause i maybe even dont watch TV that day so i didnt know it.
But if i was watching TV and they talked about it I probably didnt take note of it because I didnt know who is George then.

yes, i know that its sad.

But now every year in anniversary of that sad day i pray for Georgie ...
Its very difficult day for me.
But normally on ordinary days when i think that h is not on this world any more, that he is somewhere else ... it makes me so sad that i nearly always cry (the same is witch Johnny)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Flaming Pie in the Sky on May 08, 2007, 12:44:01 AM
i wasn't into the beatles then, but i remember my mom had the TV on, and even though she claims she doesn't like the beatles, i remember her crying for george  :)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Andy Smith on May 08, 2007, 12:44:07 PM
Quote from: 687
i wasn't into the beatles then, but i remember my mom had the TV on, and even though she claims she doesn't like the beatles, i remember her crying for george  :)

It's amazing how it affacts people who were never into them!

Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on May 09, 2007, 01:42:40 PM
I was in 8th grade and had walked into school when my friends came up to me and said "HAHA George Harrison died!" and I didn't believe it at first and just brushed it off with "haha very funny guys" It wasn't until I saw it on the news that I found out it was true  :'(
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: harihead on May 09, 2007, 02:58:22 PM
^ Oh, good grief. Kids can be such jerks.

I remember I had the same reaction when someone told me the Challenger exploded--  "haha very funny" -- because you just don't want to believe it's true.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on May 09, 2007, 05:31:24 PM
^^ yeah they can. I remember during my senior year of high school ( just last year lol) I did a report on John and I used the radio broadcast the night that John was shot and I almost cried while listening to it and I played the Working Class Hero music video and afterwards my friends came up to me and said "Boo hoo John Lennon is dead. Who cares?" the same kids who teased me about George's death ::)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Andy Smith on May 09, 2007, 11:08:31 PM
..I got it as well, someone was taking the mick out of
john's death which upset me at school. i felt so angry & these
people knew nothing of him or his music.
and another time i was at school around the time Linda passed
away & i got all the awful jokes.. >:(
I think as life goes on, they'll realise what they said & feel bad about it.

Saying that, i did get one or two guys into the fabs & i felt so
proud. they had no idea of all the 'gear' things in store for them! ;)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: harihead on May 10, 2007, 02:34:11 AM
Quote from: 682
"Boo hoo John Lennon is dead. Who cares?"
Um, the entire rest of the world?  ::)

Quote from: Andy Smith
I think as life goes on, they'll realise what they said & feel bad about it.
Very true, Andy.  Steve Martin said something like this recently; I can't remember where.  He said that you can really enjoy outrageous humor when you're young.  After you get older, you start knowing people who've died of cancer, car accidents, and so on -- and it gets so you just can't laugh at it. There's too much of a personal cost involved.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Andy Smith on May 11, 2007, 03:57:47 PM
I love your signiture Harihead, sounds like Ringo's meaning of life! ;)
Yes Ringo, All You Need Is Love! ;) :)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: harihead on May 11, 2007, 07:17:00 PM
It was just so epigrammatic, I had to use it! Ringo remembers things with humor, kindness, and hope-- not a bad combination!  8)
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: wingsman on July 06, 2007, 02:23:54 PM
I was traveling in my parents car, and I cried when they said on the radio and they after played 'Give Me Love, Give Me Peace on Earth'. It was my first very shocking musical moment, the second was the Maurice Gibb's death in January 2003.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Pasta Cheif on September 26, 2007, 04:27:17 AM
Quote from: 185
I think as you get older you get gradually more immune to death, so no, it didn't affect me greatly. Already seen too many people go before their time for it to freak me out. It's just how the world is.
So True. I remember feeling sad though, but maybe because he was already sick it didn't shock or freak me out. When John was murdered, it just didn't seem possible or real and it really freaked me out.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Euan Buchan on December 07, 2007, 01:27:44 PM
I was at school and a teacher who knew I was a fan said"did you hear the news on George?" I said "no what news is that?" "he died" I was shocked and stunned I'm not really a huge George fan but was really upset about it. The teacher allowed me to walk out the class and go for a walk around the school. During that day I recived lots of txts saying I'm I alright etc and in the afternoon I wached a tribute programme to him. 2001 was a bad year in June my comedy group The Giggles disbanded, Sept 11th then George.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: harihead on December 07, 2007, 02:34:11 PM
I'm glad you had a thoughtful teacher, Euan. That must have really helped.

Welcome to the forums. Please make yourself at home.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on December 07, 2007, 10:36:05 PM
I was walking into school and all of a sudden my friends came up to me and said HAHA GEORGE HARRISON IS DEAD! and I basically didn't it I was basically like yeah right nice try guys and then we had to watch channel one news and it had something about his death on there and that's when I knew it was true  :(
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: dirtyoldsod on December 18, 2007, 01:10:20 AM
I was celebrating my fathers birthday.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: WaMoZ on January 08, 2008, 03:54:10 AM
I can't remember what I was doing or how I felt. Maybe I just thought his time had come and was relieved he hadn't died violently like John. I didn't know that he never really recovered from the stabbing attack. At the end of 2001 I was trying to keep afloat a foundering high school teaching career and that was sucking up all my energy, so maybe the full impact didn't hit me at the time.

I'm really sorry for those at school who were known to be Beatles and/or George fans, and therefore were given heaps of grief by stupid and cruel people. George's death was such a tragedy. He had so much more to give.
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: dabbik on January 14, 2008, 11:49:41 AM
I don't know!:(
I wasn't a Beatle fan back in those days, damn it:(
Title: Re: Where Were You?
Post by: Bungalow Bill on January 16, 2008, 03:12:53 AM
It was a really cold day out and one of the first that year that we had frost I getting ready for school and when i got into the car which was heating up i turned on CBC and it was the start of the morning news and they started off by saying George had passed on and i went to school in absolute shock the entire day as i had not a month earlier really began to listen to ALL of the beatles stuff in a big way and really grasp their personalities.. the next day i stayed home from school and the music channels on TV showed all his videos all day and several Beatles videos namely Real Love and Free as a Bird.. and it held me the whole day.. i was happy sad.. grief stricken i was going through it all... and just awestruck at how sublime his music was... that day was a really hard one
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Post by: theBEATLESrock_on on March 29, 2008, 06:55:06 AM
i know this is old, but we were on the way to tahoe and the radio announcer guy said that george died and my dad was in just a short shock and we almost went off a huge cliff or whatever into like...donnor pass or something (gotta keep that funny accent going)
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Post by: harihead on March 29, 2008, 01:10:53 PM
What a scary story, theBEATLESrock_on. And sad.
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Post by: theBEATLESrock_on on March 30, 2008, 12:10:23 AM
hehehe...there are much scarier storiesi could tell that involve tahoe. silly sierra nevada mountain range
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Post by: DarkSweetLady on May 03, 2008, 02:03:17 AM
Its something I don't really like to talk about, but here it goes anyways. I was only a bout, I was 9, I just turned 9 that September. We just got done putting up the Christmas tree, because my mom liked to put it up pretty early back in the day. And I just sat down on the couch and it just came on.

I don't even know how to explain how I felt. Because I felt nothing, I was littrally numb. I just screamed for my Dad to get in here because a Beatle just died. He was pretty much in shock, he unlike me do to me being 9, knew that he was sufferring from cancer, but he was still devastated.

I didn't cry for the longest time after that. I think the first time I cried was the next year when Concert For George aired on tv, and it just completely sunk in that he was gone. That was probably the worst night in my entire life, I never want to feel that way ever again.
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Post by: HeatherBoo on June 23, 2008, 01:41:41 AM
I remembering hearing about it on the news.  I was a Beatle fan at the time, although not quite as much as I am now.  I just remember thinking how sad because he wasn't even really that old and should have had alot more time on this earth.  I went to work and talked about it with some co-workers who had lived through beatlemania and they were all pretty sad.  For them it was someone who they grew up with, he and the group were a part of their lives growing up and now a peice of it is gone.

I like to believe George is somewhere resting and at peace.  As we all know he was a very spiritual man, and I feel that since he knew he was sick and that the end was coming, he was able to leave his body the way he would have wanted to. I think he was at peace with it.

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Post by: DarkSweetLady on June 23, 2008, 12:25:32 PM
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I like to believe George is somewhere resting and at peace.  As we all know he was a very spiritual man, and I feel that since he knew he was sick and that the end was coming, he was able to leave his body the way he would have wanted to. I think he was at peace with it.

I completely agree with you HeatherBoo.
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Post by: harihead on June 26, 2008, 02:23:46 AM
Quote from: 1204
I just remember thinking how sad because he wasn't even really that old and should have had alot more time on this earth.  
So very true.

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Post by: dcowboys107 on June 26, 2008, 02:55:05 AM
Well for some background information, I had just started to like The Beatles in the fall of 2000 with all those Beatles' 1 commercials being aired and all.  So within the next few months I fell in love with them and borrowed and listened to whatever I could get my hands on.  I remember a few months before he died my dad told me while were on the way to school that George wasn't doing too well and had cancer. At that time (I was still 9) I didn't think much of it thinking he'd pull through it.  When he actually died my mom got the Abbey Road CD and played in on our home stereo to wake us up that morning rather than waking us up by alarm clock or whatever. It was really beautiful, I still remember hearing "Something" while waking up for school. I wasn't sure what happened: I thought my mom was just playing it just to excite about the middle school dance that evening.  Then my mom came to my bed and broke the news and told me that the newsman said to play "Something" in rememberence of George's passing.  At that point you're way to numb to cry or anything it just went over my head. I had breakfast and went to school like any other day.  My mom subbed at school that day and told everyone in my class that he died and everyone knew I was such a huge fan.  I put on my brave face and acted like I was cool and everything.  That night on CNN before I got picked up to go the dance, I watched a George Harrison tribute and then I just collapsed and started to cry before the television set.  My mom tried comforting me and getting my grandfather to talk to me on the telephone (that part I don't understand) but it wasn't enough.  I pulled myself together once carpool arrived for the dance and some how I remained stoic but told everyone that today was a rough day for me since George died.  The next day, I went to a Georgia Bulldogs American football game (for you non-Americans) and they were talking about George and playing "Hey Bulldog" and "I've Got My Mind Set on You" I just quietly cried to myself on the way there. I know this is so long but it's kind of kathartic for me to talk about it. I've never really recalled that day in such a long time.  God Bless George!
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Post by: aspinall_lover on June 26, 2008, 03:12:44 AM
On a Saturday morning, later, like around 10 or 11, turned the TV on in the kitchen to CNN and there it was!!!  I knew George was very sick.  This I have seen on some news/entertainment shows.  So really it wasn't that huge of a shock to me.  I think the time he got stabbed in the back by that intruder at his home may have brought on more complications with his health.  But still, I was thinking, "Two Beatles gone", and cried softly.........
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Post by: Andy Smith on June 26, 2008, 02:17:10 PM
the worst day of my life when George went, it was like a part of you had been taken.
very strange feeling. i think it was by then i realised how much the Beatles and George
meant so much to me as they have always helped me!
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Post by: DarkSweetLady on July 27, 2008, 01:31:48 AM
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the worst day of my life when George went, it was like a part of you had been taken.
very strange feeling. i think it was by then i realised how much the Beatles and George
meant so much to me as they have always helped me!

I agree with you Andy.  

I was just in so much shock, because my Dad didn't tell me he had cancer, even though he knew. Probably because I would have went crazy if I knew there was a chance he wouldn't be here anymore. Because he was The Beatle I singled out since I knew who The Beatles were.  

But now that I'm older, I still get sad because I miss him. And I know I say this a lot but I honestly can't put into words how I feel about him and how i feel about him not being here anymore. I tell myself he's better off now, and one day I'll ( and the rest of you) will passover and coexist again in the spiritual world and be on the same plain sort of.

So, I miss him, but there is no way I would want him back in this crazy world!
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Post by: colleengirl95 on August 17, 2008, 02:28:52 AM
I wasn't a beatles fan at that time but when i became a beatles fan my uncle told me that George was dead, i was so sad i alomost cried.
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Post by: EightDaysAWeek on August 17, 2008, 03:14:32 AM
I was a bit too young to fully comprehend the situation but I did cry a little. I wasn't a huge Beatles fan, only being five I think, but I was very sad when he died. My father was glum for awhile; I think George was his favorite Beatle. But then again, I cried for anyone who died, whether it was the ant I accidentally stepped on or George Harrison. I was a sensitive little kid.
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Post by: laiyt on August 17, 2008, 06:28:45 AM
i didn't know about george was death alreadly when i was 9 years old):
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Post by: fan numero uno on November 30, 2008, 01:52:17 AM
since i wasnt a big fan till recently, and i was only a little kid when he died, im ashamed to say i was clueless about his death. no one actually told me he was dead, and i think i just kind of figured out over the years that they couldnt ALL be alive, so it was more of finding out who was still alive rather than who was dead......but now i regret being too young and ignorant to mourn him when it happened.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on November 30, 2008, 05:13:22 AM
I don't really remember it, I was too caought up in my own melodrama/being a self absorbed 12 year old.
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Post by: beatlemaniac on January 01, 2009, 12:20:27 AM
I was a junior at college and I was asleep in my dorm room when my mom called and I answered the phone and she was crying. She asked if I had heard and I said no and she told me to turn on my TV. This was frightening to me since two months earlier I had gotten a similar call from my boyfriend and it ended up being 9/11. I turned on the TV and it was the Today show and picture of George were going by with "Something" playing. I knew he was gone and I started crying. I was barely conceived when John died, but I imagine that would have destroyed me....George's death was more of a blessing, to put him out of his pain. John's was a tragedy.
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Post by: MandyBuglet on February 26, 2009, 04:14:56 AM
I was in a computer lab at my college when I found out...it was really sad because I hadn't even known he had cancer!
I felt sad, but I didn't cry...I guess I was just shocked or something.

Still makes me sad :(.
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Post by: stevie on May 19, 2009, 12:34:47 AM
George's death was a very differnt experience compared to John's murder. We knew he was ill but obviously the world wasn't told the full story. It was sort of like an uncle dying, I guess, but no less sad. It was a Saturday morning here in Australia when I heard the news. I went to the garage and did my weights as normal, but i was upset. When John died, I was 18 and it affected me a lot more.
I remember the papers had the Abbey Road photo on the front page. Also remember George Bush's reaction to the news. 'so there's only two Beatles left? That is sad',,,or something like that.  I suppose we sort of forget it was only a couple of months after 9/11.
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Post by: Nelson_Wilbury on July 14, 2009, 03:38:33 AM
Every morning of that week I buy the newspaper hoping good news. That day, going to my job, I think in he.
A man that work with me tell me the notice. I don't feel nothing, I think that I was in shook.
Later I buy the evening's newspaper and the story was there.
I pick the bus to go my home, sit in the last seat, looking through the window and I cry during the 45 minutes of the travel.
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Post by: sgt. peppie on September 22, 2009, 12:15:35 AM
i was only 7, i just knew them as the guys in black and white with matching outfits and unique features!
if it weren't for the simpsons, i would have never found out about the beatles in the first place
anyways, i'd be immensely sad
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Post by: Eliza on October 24, 2009, 02:36:15 PM
Well I was 5 and at first I was a George Harrison fan. When I found out I was at school and one of kindergarden teachers was a beatles fan and my class passed her room and I heard her crying so I asked my teacher if I could asked whats wrong so I did and she told me that George died and once she told me I couldn't breathe and then I cried so hard that my started to hurt
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Post by: Eliza on October 24, 2009, 04:51:05 PM
I forgot to put a word eyes my eyes started to hurt
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Post by: georgeharrisonluver on October 24, 2009, 07:53:26 PM
I was eight years old when George died and I don't really remeber much about it. I do remember seeing a bit of stuff on the news about George but I didn't know who he was or who the Beatles were  (Didn't become a fan until a few months later) and I was still trying to comprehend 911 which had happened not long before. I remember after I became a Beatles fan ,choosing George as my favorite Beatle, feeling really sad when my dad told me he had died. I really didn't hit me hard until I got older. 
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Post by: Euan Buchan on November 10, 2009, 11:01:27 AM
CBS Evening News - on the Death of George Harrison, Nov. 2001 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5gxTJi5KOU#normal)
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Post by: sgt. peppie on November 29, 2009, 06:16:38 PM
Today's November 29th
I can't believe it's been 8 years since his passing
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Post by: breedofrandy on November 29, 2009, 06:22:03 PM
It just makes me very sad to think about it. I can't believe it either, 8 years already.
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Post by: Nelson_Wilbury on November 29, 2009, 09:54:13 PM
it's rainy here. the sky is crying for you, my sweet lord
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Post by: Eliza on November 29, 2009, 10:32:57 PM
I just cried my eyes out for George  :'( 8 years wow! I've been doing stuff all day to remember his greatest but really who could forget. Someone needs to write a tribute to George Song like they did for John when he died. AWWWWWWWWWWWW it is a very sad day today

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2mn3siu.jpg)
 :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(

WE ALL MISS AND LOVE YOU GEORGE :-[


George Harrison may he rest in peace

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Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on November 29, 2009, 10:38:54 PM
My heart is heavy for George today  :-[ May he rest in peace. And his legacy will be carried on for generations to come.  :'( :)
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Post by: georgeharrisonluver on November 30, 2009, 03:23:17 AM
I love and miss you George, you'll be in my heart and mind forever. I wish I could have had the chance to tell you how much you mean to me  :'( :'( :'(

RIP my sweet George

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm191/metalghost7/George%20Harrison/1156811796georgecute.jpg)

*goes off to cry*
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Post by: Nicky Sedgwick on May 23, 2010, 12:09:15 PM
Gosh, that's so sad, he died because of a cancer, right ?
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Post by: Euan Buchan on November 18, 2010, 10:49:17 AM
I remember on the 1st anniversary of his death I took a bottle and a note and wrote RIP George and threw it on to the River Almond down at the park near me. I wonder were it is now :D
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Post by: Jema on February 20, 2011, 01:41:54 AM
I don't know where I was because it was only 19 days after I turned 5 years old  :'( At that age I wasn't a George or Beatles fan yet.Either way every time George's birthday or his death day come around I feel sad.I just looked at the date today and there's 6 more days until his birthday.I miss George so much,he was my second favorite,John's my first.I also miss John :'(
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Post by: 7 of 13 on March 17, 2011, 09:33:53 PM
sorry didn't realize this was a george harrison thread. internet, yes i was shocked, after the stabbing incident in his home there were question marks in my mind. RIP george we love you and miss you alot.
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Post by: AppleScruffy96 on March 18, 2011, 04:16:42 AM
I don't remember it either since I was only going on 5 years old then...I still feel incredibly sad when I read about his death since he's also my favorite Beatle and means so much to me...I wish I could have met him  :-[ RIP Georgie...
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Post by: Gary910 on March 18, 2011, 04:37:45 PM
I don't remember it either since I was only going on 5 years old then

You youngin's make me feel old.   :-[
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Post by: AppleScruffy96 on March 18, 2011, 07:56:10 PM
You youngin's make me feel old.   :-[

Lol,  ;sorry
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Post by: Normandie on April 05, 2011, 06:59:49 PM


I'm starting to feel old, too, reading some of these posts.  ;)


I'm embarrassed to admit that I do not remember exactly where I was when I heard George had passed away. I certainly should remember; I was 33 (i.e., not a young child). I feel a bit guilty, because as a diehard Beatles fan this is something that should jump right to mind, like when the Challenger exploded or when I first heard of a plane striking the WTC. I can only assume that I was still distracted by 9/11, and obsessively worried about the subsequent anthrax mailings, because we were living in the DC area at the time, and my husband worked for USDA. (We still have a piece of crisply irradiated mail as a rather morbid souvenir.) Also, I'd just had a baby 6 weeks prior.

I still should remember, though.  :'(

RIP George.

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Post by: Gary910 on April 05, 2011, 07:08:26 PM

I'm starting to feel old, too, reading some of these posts.  ;)


We are not old, they are just young. It was only (actually less than) ten years ago.
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Post by: 7 of 13 on April 06, 2011, 05:49:23 PM
it was a very sad day for me.
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Post by: PaulieBear on April 21, 2011, 02:33:38 AM
Wow, has it been 10 years! Right? I believe I was only in 3rd grade, so I had yet to appreciate good music.
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Post by: chimac on August 30, 2011, 06:52:37 AM
I remember where I was when George passed like it was yesterday.

My brother had come into town to visit earlier in the day, and we went to out to a "happening" downtown bar for a couple of drinks.  At some point during the conversation, I caught images of George flash across one of the TV's in the bar with a news crawler on the bottom.  Before I read anything, I knew what had happened.  I remember my brother just continued talking the rest of the night (he was never big on the Beatles), but I didn't hear another word he said.  His last album "Brainwashed", which was excellent IMO, brings me right back to that whole period.  I mentioned George's one-of-a-kind ability to convey emotion with his slide playing; Marwa Blues gets me everytime.

Even though most Beatlemaniacs knew it was coming--there were widespread rumors that he was critical in those leading months--you still can't prepare for it.  You half expected he would come out ok.  He was the youngest Beatle, after all.

A little off-tangent, but if Paul stays upright for another 10 years (and no reason to think he won't)...he will have lived TWO of John Lennon's lifetimes.  Crazy.
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Post by: BeatlesForever on September 04, 2011, 09:26:27 PM
Hi everyone! I hate remembering this but I know EXACTLY where I was when John Lennon and George Harrison died. I still have both original newspapers from both The Sacramento Bee and The Sacramento Union on both of their deaths. According to The Sacramento Bee, dated Friday, 30 November 2001, George Harrison died Thursday afternoon at 1:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time on 29 November 2001 at a friend's house (Possibly Paul McCartney's L.A. home) in Los Angeles, California. I also read that Brian Wilson was one of the many friends that saw George in L.A. before he died. I was living in Sacramento, California at the time when I heard the news of George's death. I was at my desk at work when I heard the news. Take care.     
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Post by: Taxgirl on November 29, 2011, 09:28:10 PM
I remember where I was when George passed like it was yesterday.

Me too. 10 years, I can't believe it! I knew that George had had cancer and each time I switched on the news, I was scared of hearing bad news and it was a relief when I didn't hear it. His death was a shock, I was hoping for his recovery.
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Post by: Ollier on November 29, 2011, 11:47:40 PM
I think that was the point when I actually got into Beatle music.

Thankyou George.
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Post by: imaninja2242 on January 14, 2012, 11:08:25 PM
I don't remember.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 15, 2012, 01:28:27 AM
Hi imaninja2242!  Welcome to the Forum!
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Post by: 7 of 13 on January 19, 2012, 03:37:39 AM
Where was i? in my bedroom i wanted to cry. i tried to ignore the pain, quite silly of me. 
;yes
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on January 31, 2012, 11:56:36 PM
Yes, it's amazing how "close" we get to the famous yet we dont actually know them...
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Post by: TomMo on June 11, 2012, 09:33:21 PM
I'm sure I was home and heard it on the news. The only good thing about hearing of it was that his illness was already known by most Beatles fans, so it wasn't like the shock of hearing about John's death. The bad part for me is that he died on my birthday. However, I learned to deal with it:

"All the world is birthday cake,
So take a piece but not too much."
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Post by: LoveGeorge on October 09, 2012, 09:48:53 AM
Ohh, when I was there? Did I understand you correctly? Well, the Beatles, I got 12 days before my 17th Birthday by the movie * Help! - Hi-Hi-Help *. Has admittedly always a fan of other groups or stars, but the Beatles, I never leave ;) .