One Hell of An Eye
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At 12 years of age my son Christopher was trailing slightly behind me in the long hallway of George Harrison’s Crackerbox Palace at Henley on Thames, England.  With slightly perplexed attention, he was studying the gallery of Beatles pictures stretched all the way down the walls–a complete history of John, Paul, George and Ringo.  George had met us at the front door and was silently leading us through the hall to the kitchen where Stevie Winwood and guitar hero Alvin Lee were hanging out over morning tea.  George and I were to discuss the photos I was shooting for his album “George Harrison,” an assignment given to me by the late, great Warner Bros. Records art director, Ed Thrasher, and producer Russ Titelman.  As we approached the kitchen, Chris ran up beside George and I and – not quietly – said, “Dad, those guys in the photos…I thought they all were dead.”

Mike & George lg r smaller

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Quite a picture, Mike. All the best.  MdJ

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What a great shot. I recall being at the US Grand Prix in the 70s in the pits of whatever car Harrison was sponsoring in his motor racing days and his SCREAMING at me as the car came in to fuel to GET THE F OUT OF THE WAY.  MY brush with greatness.  Patrick C.

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Nice Luna Pro!  Scott

Mike: Still have it.  Make an offer?

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Holy crap.
That’s you and George.  Awesome.  Thanks for sharing.  Bob S.

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Love it!
Richard O.

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Nice.
And a nice format, too.  Alan M.

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Blog is looking good.  Keep it up.  Bob G.

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This was amazing! Thanks for sharing it!  Ted RW.

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Nice. U rock…Tim B.

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Looks great. I’d love to work with you again.  Ric F.

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16 Responses to “The Quiet Beatle”

  • Will Sherwood Says:

    Cute comment from your son… and a wonderful walk down memory lane… Thank you Mike.

  • Ken Marman Says:

    I like your reach to words beyond pictures…and I knew you when.
    Thanks for the ride.

    Ken

  • Pete Bleyer Says:

    Mike,
    What a cool memory to give your son, let alone getting to work for Ed Thrasher, no less! And a Luna Pro ?!?!? Jeeze that makes me feel old to even know what that is. At age 18 when I was still a poseur shooter in Jr. College, I walked around with mine around my neck even when not shooting, because I thought it made me cool. Mine is still buried somewhere, just in case Scott, who commented above, wants a 2nd one. Love your blogs. Pete

    admin Reply:

    Pete…notice I have not taken that Luna Pro off my neck all these years?

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  • admin Says:

    That is well appreciated coming from you, Archie.

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    admin Reply:

    Word Press. The header visuals are all specifically designed by me and my designers; the layout by my assistant. Thanks!

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