Who’s touching RIngo’s hair?
Paul and Ringo on the set of Help 1965
Trinidad - Tobago Holiday
January 1966 - Ringo gives John a light. Unpublished private snapshot for auction in 2014 at gottahaverockandroll.com. Original scan is very faded and blue - this version has been color corrected and partially colorized.
George Harrison at the Kali Temple, India, 1974 - photo courtesy of Gary Wright/Tarcher Books
"As the title [Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, And My Friendship With George Harrison] indicates, [Gary] Wright’s book is about more than just his musical career. Some of the best passages describe his deep and lasting friendship with George Harrison since Wright played on the ex-Beatle’s first solo effort, All Things Must Pass.
Initially bonding over music, the two began to talk about more religious and spiritual matters, in particular the brand of Hinduism and guru teachings of which Harrison was a devotee.
'George turned me on to that whole world, and it was and is such a big part of my life,' Wright says. 'And it was important for me to include that in the book. He was the catalyst that started the whole thing, but a lot of the studying and meditating I did on my own.'
In fact, Harrison would invite Wright to seminars and pilgrimages to India, during one of which he also met Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar; Wright would make other trips on his own to the country. The friendship between Harrison and Wright would last until Harrison’s 2001 death. It produced at least one songwriting collaboration, ‘Discover Yourself,’ which is available as part of the e-book’s publication.
'When you're philosophically aligned in a friendship to someone else, you grow a lot closer,' Wright says. 'And we had that. George was a deep and wonderful human being and amazingly creative. He was also really, really funny. A lot of people don't know that side of him.'” - Houston Press, 15 October 2014 [x]
Brian Epstein with the (real) Beatle haircut, 1967