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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2008, 09:31:11 PM »

Poor Ringo and George always left out  :-/
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2008, 09:37:00 PM »

I ve read that people who knew George said that he was a very talkative person, in fact he would chat for hours on end. I think he was called the quiet Beatle cause he disliked arguing, never raised his voice and was always calm.
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2008, 09:44:11 PM »

probably
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2008, 12:22:29 AM »

He's probably the type where your shy until you get to know someone then you open up.  Like me.  People first meet me they think I am sweet and innocent  ;D  Then they get to know me...some people don't get my sense of humor  :P
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2008, 09:26:43 PM »

No, no! Very often George spoke first. Remember George was the first to speak to George Martin when they came to his studio, he critisized his tie! George wasn`t shy, by no means, he was just peaceloving, peaceable, quiet.
 Your sense of humour is great, HeatherBoo!!!
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2008, 10:41:37 PM »

Thanks  8)
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2008, 08:00:57 PM »

" But in his private life, he was a man of wit and humor who made his friends laugh." - Yoko Ono.
He wasn`t a reserved. tongue-tied man.
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2008, 04:22:10 AM »

Coming from Yoko, that's a compliment
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2008, 03:24:30 PM »

i always liked george. i dont think he really was the quiet one, he was just more peaceful and serious. and i know what being quiet is! :(
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2010, 11:41:46 AM »


When I was putting together separate Mersey Beat covers of each member of the Beatles in August 1964 I had to give them a title to use above the image. For Ringo I put 'Loveable Beatle.' For John I put 'The Literary Beatle', For Paul I put 'Songwriter' and I tagged George 'the Quiet Beatle.'
I've no idea whether this was the very first time that name was used in relation to George, it was just something I personally put down to describe each member.
Can anyone tell me if there is an instance of George being referred to as the Quiet Beatles prior to this date?
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2010, 09:08:25 AM »


Can anyone tell me if there is an instance of George being referred to as the Quiet Beatles prior to this date?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that it was done in the USA when they were there in February 1964.
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2010, 05:04:35 PM »

Bill, I'd love to read the rest of what you wrote on page 2, from Feb 2008, but it's cut off after the first few words, I guess since it's an older post.  Do you mind reposting that bit?  Thanks!
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Re: why is george labeled the quiet one ?
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2011, 01:57:23 PM »

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that it was done in the USA when they were there in February 1964.

I was right I guess. Found this:

HE was dubbed the “quiet Beatle” throughout his career with the band but George Harrison’s older sister has now shattered the myth.

Louise Harrison says the “quiet” nickname only came about due to a severe throat infection from which her late brother was suffering when the Beatles made their US debut in February 1964 on the Ed Sullivan Show.

With interest in the group reaching fever pitch Stateside, she says their manager Brian Epstein was adamant that the US press should not be told there was anything wrong with George so he simply remained silent during public appearances.

“Him being quiet is a myth,” insists Louise, 79. “When he came to do the Ed Sullivan Show he had just come in from Paris and had a 104-degree temperature and a terribly bad throat. Brian Epstein said ‘you can’t let the press know there’s anything wrong’.”

And George, who died at the age of 58 in 2001, lived with the “quiet” tag for the rest of his life.


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