George Harrison, 20 years gone,...

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  1. WernerF

    WernerF Gretschie

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    Jan 14, 2015
    Antwerp,Belgium
    Today it's been 20 years already since he left this earth phycically,... luckily he lives on in his music and so many things. Lucky bastard I am to own this 2 :)


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  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Yup, he is missed

    I picked up a mint 6119-1962 this year…Same model he played at times, including at Shea Stadium.

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  3. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    This day always makes me sad.
    I remember the day that he was visiting the radio station the day we were competing in the battle of the bands. His manager had him on a tight schedule, and we looked forward to meeting him in the "green room", he walked in, and was quickly escorted out by his manager. I remember him getting upset, and telling his manager that it's not right to treat people that way regardless of how he (manager) felt. He did leave an autographed pictures for us of him from the Benefit concert for Bangladesh.

    Sometimes people forget that he was a kind soul, who would not hesitate to treat others as the way he would want to be treated. I would call him a trendsetter for doing concerts to benefit others rather than himself. I do feel that his legacy lives on.

    When I went to concert to see Jeff Lynne with Dhani Harrison as a Guest, Dhani was very thankful that people would come out to see him, he was humble, and seemed excited that people took time out of their lives to see him. He seemed shocked that people were applauding for him.

    I am a fan and always will be a fan.
     
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  4. thunder58

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  5. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    NYT ?
     
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    oh ...New York Times ....dopey me
     
  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    Listening to Brainwashed as I type .
     
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  9. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    I got to see this much before the subscription notice pops up...

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  10. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    You are a lot tougher than me, I have listened to this several times, but I can never get through Stuck Inside a Cloud, to me it is one of the saddest songs ever written.
     
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  11. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    58 is way too young to go.
     
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  12. BatmansGretsch

    BatmansGretsch Gretschie

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    Dec 3, 2019
    Earth
    Two years before that in 1999, a maniac who was severely mentally ill broke into Harrison's home and stabbed him more than 40 times and through the lung. It was kept quiet how badly he had been attacked and apparently, it changed him according to acquaintances.
     
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  13. 1883

    1883 Gretschie

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    Apr 12, 2015
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    The only time slow internet is useful is for things like that.... I have enough time to hit Ctrl A and Ctrl C before that blasted popup shows.... resulting in the text below (a sad story indeed):

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    Beatle's Estate Sues Doctor Over Breach Of Privacy

    By William Glaberson

    Jan. 7, 2004

    The estate of George Harrison, the former Beatle who died of cancer in 2001, sued a Staten Island doctor yesterday, claiming he exploited Mr. Harrison for ''shameless self-promotion'' in Mr. Harrison's final days, revealing confidential information to reporters and coercing him to sign autographs.

    The doctor, Gilbert Lederman, the director of radiation oncology at Staten Island University Hospital, which widely advertises his stereotactic radiosurgery cancer treatment, was portrayed in the suit as violating Mr. Harrison's privacy to bask in the glow of a famous patient. The suit, which also names the hospital, seeks millions of dollars in damages and the return of autographed items.

    Two weeks before Mr. Harrison died at age 58, the suit said, the doctor took his children to the Staten Island house where Mr. Harrison was struggling with his deteriorating condition. It said he had Mr. Harrison listen to the doctor's son play a guitar, placed the guitar in Mr. Harrison's lap and asked him to sign it.

    ''Mr. Harrison, who was weak and exhausted,'' the suit said, ''resisted and said, 'I do not even know if I know how to spell my name anymore.' Dr. Lederman reached out to hold Mr. Harrison's hand to help him write and said, 'Come on, you can do this,' and spelled out Mr. Harrison's name for him beginning with the letter ''G'' and continuing to spell the entire name, 'E-O-R-G-E H-A-R-R-I-S-O-N.''

    The suit said the doctor had refused to turn over the guitar and two autographs Mr. Harrison signed on cards for the doctor's daughters. It also said the doctor had promoted himself with network television appearances and in interviews with national publications.

    It said the added attention meant Mr. Harrison's family had to vastly increase security, and it sought compensation for those costs and Mr. Harrison's added suffering.

    Dr. Lederman, reached at home, referred calls to his lawyer, Wayne M. Roth, who said he could not discuss the details of the suit because he had not seen it.

    But he said the doctor ''obviously denies that he used Mr. Harrison for self-promotion.'' He added, ''I don't see any basis at all for them bringing an action to have the child's guitar returned.'' A spokeswoman for the hospital, Arleen Ryback, said: ''Staten Island University Hospital regards patient confidentiality very seriously and has not violated patient confidentiality.''

    A lawyer for Mr. Harrison's estate, Paul V. LiCalsi, said Mr. Harrison's wife, Olivia, had urged the executors to file the suit because she was offended by Dr. Lederman's actions. He said that lawyers for the estate had tried to avoid a suit but that the doctor had refused a request to exchange the autographed guitar for another one and had declined to turn over the other autographs.

    The suit claimed the doctor may have known that the value of the autographs ''would increase if they were signed on Mr. Harrison's 'deathbed.' ''

    In November, Dr. Lederman signed an agreement with the New York State Health Department, which had investigated allegations of professional misconduct. The agency had claimed he ''revealed to news agencies'' information about an unidentified patient without the patient's consent. That patient died on Nov. 29, 2001, the day of Mr. Harrison's death.

    In the agreement he said he would not contest the allegations but agreed to a censure and a fine of $5,000.

    The suit filed yesterday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn said that Dr. Lederman went on television before and after Mr. Harrison's death, though he had been directed not to. After one meeting at which the suit said he had been told not to speak publicly, the suit said his ''shocking response'' was that he wanted to be sure that people learned about the treatment he offered.

    After a television appearance, when Mr. Harrison was still alive, Dr. Lederman declined to confirm to Bryant Gumbel that Mr. Harrison was his patient, saying ''we don't speak about our patients.'' But after that program, the suit said, ''the floodgates of publicity opened,'' with reporters descending on the hospital and following members of Mr. Harrison's family.

    Within hours of Mr. Harrison's death, the suit said, Dr. Lederman appeared on NBC, ABC, CNN and Fox News, and spoke to Time, Newsweek and The National Enquirer.

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  14. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Wow - I didn't know about the doctor. What a schmuck.

    One thing I'll say about George: Out of all the Beatles, I enjoyed his post-Beatle career more than that of the others. Obviously, John's was cut short, but sometimes Paul's output was almost embarrassing, and Ringo's best work always seemed to come with George's help.

    All Things, Cloud Nine, two Wilburys albums, 33 and a 1/3 ... all great!

    Anyway, shame he left us so soon.

    I'm a little "Beatled Out" after 6 hours of Get Back over the weekend. Need a break. But when I'm ready to hear some more, I can practically guarantee you it'll be George I'm listening to.
     
  15. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Yes me too and I don't want to subscribe. I guess that's the only way that crappy paper gets customers these days...:).
     
  16. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Boy that guy was the ultimate creep.
    They should yank his licence to practice medicine.
    I hope they won the case.
     
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't know what a newspaper has to do with what this Doctor did .....but ok ??? :confused:
     
  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ...and that's being nice . I here this guys nonsense dubbed over radio commercial all the time . You can tell the commercial is " put together " too . His voice is at one level of tracking and the patients voice is at another lever . Most times it's obvious ....he'll ask a questions and the patients answer is tapped in ( like it's from another question ) ......cheesy :mad:
     
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  19. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember that too ...ugh
     
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