Scans - Olivia and Dhani Harrison, photographed in Maui, Hawaii and Switzerland in 2001 by George Harrison. Scanned from Harrison.
Photos: George Harrison
"[H]is family that he loved - Olivia his beautiful and courageous wife, and Dhani, the son of whom he was so proud." - George Martin [x]
George Harrison - “Unknown Delight” - Gone Troppo
"…[A] love song from father to son." - While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison by Simon Leng
Scan - George and Dhani, Hawaii, 1991
Scanned from Living in the Material World
Photo: Olivia Harrison
"The only things he felt I had to do in my life are be happy and meditate.” - Dhani Harrison on his father, Rolling Stone, 15 September 2011
Courtesy of YouTube (user: CallMeMysterious), a few moments of George Harrison’s home video footage of Dhani and Olivia, as seen in Living in the Material World.
"Harrison is also a doting father. In 1981 he arranged for Dhani to visit the Los Angeles set of TV’s CHiPs, a show the boy adored. ‘What I saw in the father was great devotion, love and gentleness,’ remembers Erik Estrada, who starred in the series. ‘His whole thing was that little boy.’" - From People, 24 March 1986
George Taping Olivia and Dhani :)
George with little 8 month old Dhani riding on his back as they arrive in the airport.
Scan - George onstage at the Concert for Bangladesh, 1 August 1971
It was George Harrison who organized the first-ever charity concert, before Live Aid or any of the myriad relief concerts that have followed. And he organized it with the sole purpose of helping the people of Bangladesh - not to boost his ego or to gain publicity, or the like.
Just one of many, many things to love about George - his truly caring (and humble) nature. ♥ Hopefully, by watching and listening to the concert, by being reminded of its anniversary and the sentiment behind it, more people will be inspired by George to do even just a little bit to help others in some small way.
"I was asked by a friend to help, that’s all. This was Ravi Shankar’s idea. He wanted to do something about it… Once I decided I was going to go on the show, then I organized the thing with a little help from my friends. Some of the musicians flew thousands of miles and didn’t get paid for anything. They were really into the idea of helping the refugees." - George Harrison
George Harrison - “Your Love Is Forever” - George Harrison
”[…] Your Love Is Forever, which was written in Hana, Maui, in February 1978, where we were awating the birth of our son, Dhani. […]
'Sublime is the summertime warm and lazy. These are perfect days like heaven about here', he wrote in Your Love Is Forever. Yes, they were perfect for me too, George - about as perfect as it can be in this physical world.” - Olivia Harrison in the introduction to the 2002 edition of I Me Mine
The Beatles - “I Call Your Name” - The Complete BBC Sessions
4 April 1964, Saturday Club
"Here George [Harrison] complements the mood with a staccato break that doesn’t obviously draw on his roots. It seems that the new material was firing Harrison’s musical imagination." - While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison by Simon Leng