Beatles guitarist George Harrisons revealing interview unearthed after 40 years

November 22nd, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 22 (ANI): After 40 years, a previously-unheard interview with The Beatles” late guitarist George Harrison has come to light.

The interview, which took place in 1967, was conducted by Miranda Ward, who worked as a journalist in the ”60s and ”70s, reports BBC.

Film director David Lambert, who has heard the recordings, said: “It was really the meaning of life according to George Harrison in 1967.”

Lambert said that the tapes, which have been stored by Ward, include Georges talks on Eastern mysticism, politics, Britain’’s drink culture and drug use.

Harrison is often referred to as the “quiet” Beatle and Ward was a friend of the group at the time.

The helmer heard the tapes while making a documentary about the Magical Mystery Tour film.

Lambert said: “It was only a brief chat about that, but he went on and discussed all aspects of life and the way he viewed it at the time. He covers all aspects of things, the Eastern mysticism, he was very involved at the time with the Maharishi [Mahesh Yogi].

“Then he goes on to talk about the drink culture of Great Britain which in 1967, from how he describes it, seems exactly as it is today. He talks about use of drugs and how certain politicians tend to rule the world and rule our lives.”

Lambert only used a small section of the interview in his film, The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Memories, and said the rest of was “pretty controversial”.

But he added: “I think you”ll actually look at George and think, ”The guy really is talking a lot of sense and people should have listened possibly at the time”. He wasn”t one to talk about these things. If you listened to it, you would fully expect someone like John [Lennon] to be doing the interview.”

Lambert believes the full interview will see the light of day and could fetch “hundreds of thousands of pounds” at auction. (ANI)

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