Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy BirthClay, George!

February 25th, 1965 was the second full day of filming for Help! in the Bahamas. It was also George Harrison's 22nd birthday, and he celebrated with a party at the Balmoral Club in Nassau.

You can imagine how thrilled he wasn't to have the festivities interrupted by a phone call from an American DJ. Tom Clay from KBLA-AM, Burbank (formerly with CKLW) went to a lot of trouble getting through, battling international operators and a polite but annoyed Brian Epstein. George graciously spoke to Tom and accepted birthday greetings for a couple of minutes before returning to his party.

1 comment:

  1. Hi John

    Great to see you back - I'm (Gene)Loving all the interviews - loads of upgrades and missing pieces for me!

    Keep up the great work, my good man!

    Brisbane, Australia