Tuesday, November 8, 2011


The Summer of Love rolled along as July 1967 turned to August. Just two days after returning from Greece, George and Pattie Harrison (accompanied by Neil Aspinall) flew to Los Angeles on August 1st, where they would spend a week visiting Derek Taylor. Taylor's tardiness that first evening inspired the composition "Blue Jay Way".

Most of the week was dedicated to Ravi Shankar, as George visited his music academy on the 2nd, held a joint press conference with Ravi on the 3rd, attended Shankar's Hollywood Bowl concert on the 4th, and stopped by tabla player Alla Rakha's recording session on the 5th.

On August 8th, the Britishers made an enlightening (in a disappointing sense) visit to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. Later that night, George, Pattie, and Neil flew to New York for a one-day stay before returning to London. Shortly before their flight home on the 9th, George stopped by WOR-FM's studio to grant an interview with Murray "the K" Kaufman, who seemed to have eagerly adopted and embraced the hippie way of life.


  1. OMG! George is wearing The Deathly Hallows. Murray was no muggle!

  2. It looks like he's carrying his Nimbus 2000, as well...

  3. The other night reading Shout! I came across a passage that talked about the comedian Eric Sykes appearing alongside the Beatles in the Royal Command Performance in 1963. Eric Sykes in 2005 played Frank Bryce in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    This is not the first time I've seen the Beatles intrude on every day life for me. I saw Georgia Brown performing excerpts from "Oliver!" on the exact same episode of the Ed Sullivan Show that was the Beatles debut. Saw her again on an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" a few nights ago.

    Someone should do an Oracle of Beatles.