please be happy
i love you
- Please Please Me: we recorded this shit in one day
- With The Beatles: finally hit number one time to go to America!!!
- A Hard Day's Night: Lennon-McCartney compositions only
- Beatles for Sale: lots of covers wow bein famous is hard work
- Help!: weed is cool thanks Bob Dylan. George is becoming a song writer
- Rubber Soul: LOL weed
- Revolver: how much acid did we drop again
- Sgt. Pepper's: psychedelics and alter ego band
- Magical Mystery Tour: Paul, do we really have to do this
- Yellow Submarine: Eppy's idea. This is only for the film
- The White Album: India, meditation, and George got 4 whole songs on this one!!
- Abbey Road: No more fighting, guys, yay let's make a happy record
- Let It Be: we're breaking up. I'm Paul McCartney, don't sass me George. YOKO, GO AWAY
A fan letter sent by fan Jenny Rose to George Harrison, along with George’s reply. According to the site where I found this (iCollector.com), George’s reply is dated 27 November 1963, when The Beatles were performing at York’s Rialto Theatre.
For easier reading, I’ve typed it up with George’s responses bolded.
York, November 1963
I think it is easier if I return your questions with my answers written on them, to save writing it out again.
If you really want to marry me then send a photograph, as I can’t very well say yes without even seeing you, can I? I will see what can be arranged, but I think you had better ask your parents first.
Love from George xxx
A girl I know said she knew your home address. She told me what it was but I don’t think she really knew because I haven’t got any answer from anyone. She told it was [address crossed out] Liverpool [postcode crossed out]. Is it really that. I haven’t told anyone else in case it is.
If your mum really does live there then perhaps she sent you those two letters that I sent you. If not I will ask you what I asked in them. Here is a huge list of questions.
1. Does Ringo like macaroni in his socks? (private joke) NO
2. What happened in 1066? Battle of Harold!
3. What happened on Feb 25th 1943? Battle of George
4. How high are the heels you wear on your shoes? 3/4” off stage, 1 1/2” on stage
5. Do you still get your yearly illness? NO
6. Did you really stay at the Imperial Hotel in Stroud on Nov. 1st? NO
7. How can I fix a life size picture of you on my wall in a five inch by twelve inch gap? Cut it up
8. Do you like CLIFF? I do. Yes, he’s a friend of ours!
9. Why have you got one eyebrow up and one eyebrow down. I don’t know.
10. What is the man astride the flaming pie’s name? Joe
11. Hasn’t any one proposed to you yet? Yes. I want the great honour of being the first. Seriously though, I love you ever so much. I think that Paul is the best looking Beatle THANKS A LOT but I love you most. I like your eyebrows and your gap where you had your tooth out. ? (Which gap? Look AGAIN!) Will you marry me? MAYBE! I’m blonde, 5 ft. 7ins tall, blue eyes and slim. (Well, skinny then!) If you looked the world over you couldn’t find a girl who loved you more. As your answer is bound to be ‘No’ please at least write me a letter. It would be my most precious possession. I love you so much.
A girl I know is going to a party in Bradford and she says that a lot of stars are going, including you WRONG I think I believe her because she doesn’t boast about it. She knows ever so many stars and had me you behind stage at Cheltenham. She is called Judy. She’s ever so lucky. I don’t even know a very slightly famous star to speak to.
Do you ever realise how much your fans love you? NOT REALLY I bet you don’t. You don’t know how much we just live on ‘Twist + Shout’ or ‘A Taste of Honey’ or ‘She Loves You’, and pictures of you, and actually seeing you on the goggle box, and then seeing you in real flesh + blood on the stage. It was heaven when we saw you.
What do you think about this new Beatle religion thing? Are you going to do as the vicar suggests or not? NO. It should be queer going to church and hearing. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, wow, screech, ooooooohah, swooch, like the lovely row in Twist + Shout.
I just can’t think of anything else to say except I love you.
Please answer my letter.
Lots an’ lots an’ lots of love from a George-Fan who has very severe Harrisonitis
PS: My baby sister, nearly two, is crazy on you all, especially Ringo. If she hears a Liverpooly record she yells ‘Beagles’ and starts to twist madly. I think she is your youngest fan. She insists on kissing your pictures goodnight every night. She calls you Wingo, ‘orge, Paul and ‘don!
Please marry me cos I LOVESSS YOU
Bringing this wonderful letter back up, after unexpectedly receiving a very kind message from Jennie herself [x] - and because it’s such a priceless treasure of a letter and reply (not just for those of us these days who also have very severe Harrison-itis ;)).
Honestly can’t wait for the 50 shades movie to normalize the manipulation of lower-level female employees. Can’t wait for the new wave of “consent is sexy” banners on the cover of cosmo. Can’t wait for teen girls to think that a controlling relationship is romantic. Can’t wait for sexualized violence to become increasingly mainstream. And most of all, I can’t wait for BDSM to be labeled a feminist revolution.
A beach babe.
"text me when you get home so i know you’re safe" kinda people are the people i wanna be around
"you’re too young to know what your sexuality is" said the straight person to a queer teenager
"he’s such a ladies’ man" said the straight person about a 6 month old baby that doesn’t know what a lady is
teacher: its pajama day
that one kid: WHAT IF I SLEEP NAKED HAAAHAAHA
teenage girls actually have to go through a lot of bullshit and the fact that it’s considered cool to make fun of them for being upset or emotional is kind of gross
the first female chinese immigrant to america was a sixteen-year-old girl who was part of a cultural exhibit where she sat in a life-size diorama and people watched her eat with chopsticks while wearing silk clothes and that’s really all you need to know about the commodification of chinese women
Afong Moy. Her name was Afong Moy. Say the names of people who should be remembered.
Joan Crawford by George Hurrell, circa 1932