Tribute to George Harrison

Jun 19, 2012

As you may know, I did protective work for celebrities in Los Angeles for part of 11 years.  The man I worked for, Gavin de Becker (a top man in his field) was a close friend of Harrison.  

Here’s two more bits of related Beatles trivia.  I remember how excited Gavin was when he told me that we had signed John Lennon to do security for his world tour.  Gavin said, “I told him that we should start NOW, but he doesn’t want any security until the tour begins”.  Had Lennon agreed with what Gavin recommended, I am certain he would not have been killed that day.  This particular shooting was easily preventable.  Later, when Yoko Ono accepted the posthumous Grammy for Lennon, I was on her security detail that night. Here’s what was reported at the time of the death of Harrison:

Former Beatle George Harrison, singer, songwriter and guitarist for one of the world's most famous pop groups, has died after losing his battle against cancer. Harrison died on Thursday at a friend's Los Angeles home, at 1330 local time, according to his longtime friend Gavin De Becker. "He died with one thought in mind - love one another," De Becker said. De Becker said Harrison's wife Olivia and son Dhani, 24, were both with him when he died.

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This made my hair stand up and my spine tingle, what a great tribute to the late George Harrison, a great old song from The Beatles' Abbey Road album. A keeper!  Gary

Here Comes the Sun: A Tribute to George Harrison by Paul Simon, Crosby and Grahm Nash - YouTube


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