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Old Apr 29, 2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default sad lives of two of George's ex- gf's

Sad that two of the young ladies and talented celebrities that George briefly dated in the 60's Estelle Bennett(Ronnette's fame) and actress- singer Joey Heatherton had such tragic lives after their fame died down. According to Ronnie and Nedra , Estelle never got over the way Phil broke up the group and stole their money, she became mentally ill and was found dead in her apartment in 2009 due to colon cancer.

Joey's first husband Lance was arrested for exposing himself to a 10 year old girl in the early 70's, and Joey also developed drug problems and an eating disorder, not to mention mental problems as well, especially after her beloved dad died. Both had such tremendous talent in their youth, and were known to have sweet personalities. Not to mention very pretty.
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I read that Louise Harrison didn't like Joey Heatherton's singing. In an interview in her son's fan club magazine, Louise Harrison said she point blank didn't like Joey's voice.

Sad about both of these women.
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Two pictures of George with Estelle.





I wish there were more of them together, but these are the only two of them I've ever found. I've been curious about their coupling since learning of it, but there's not a lot of information on them together.
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DAAAMN, that Beatle was FINE!

I told you Beatle George was no bigot! That reminds me - a few years ago I ran across this Beatle bio by a man who lived in George's neighborhood. The man was one of the few black families in the area at that time and he was a guest at the Harrison house and had tea with George and the senior Harrisons!
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Old May 04, 2013, 07:54 AM   #5
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LOL.

Yup, George was no bigot, and didn't discriminate when it came to the ladies. It's too bad that there isn't a great wealth of information about his involvement with Estelle out there.

I'd never heard that story about The Harrison Family and George having tea with a black family who lived in the neighborhood. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old May 07, 2013, 02:11 AM   #6
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Estelle on George:

I met the Beatles when I was in England on tour. I’m a member of the Ronettes, a singing group. I hit it off with George Harrison as soon as we met. We kept running into each other at parties and gatherings and always found our eyes meeting no matter how many other people were in the room. George and I talked whenever we’d see each other. We found we liked the same things, long walks while wearing comfortable clothes and being with sincere people who liked us for ourselves and not because we were in show business.

I think I was the happiest when I was talking with George. There was something about him that made me open up and spill out anything that was on my mind. I think he felt the same way, for he’d often call late in the evening and talk on the phone for hours. We started seeing each other in England, but then had to say goodbye when he and the other Beatles left for Paris and an engagement. He called me every day. He even flew into London so he could see me on the one day he was off. I liked George. He wasn’t my boyfriend, but someone special, someone who meant an awful lot to me. When our tour of England was finished, I was truly sorry to say goodbye to him. I knew he’d be visiting the U.S. in a few months and we made plans to see each other.

Finally the day came when the Beatles arrived here. And what an arrival! Thousands of fans at the airport. Thousands of fans surrounding their hotel. Along with my sister Ronnie and cousin Nedra (who make up the rest of the Ronettes) we went to greet them. The boys seemed so happy to see us, amongst the dozens of people milling about their suite; we were the only visitors who really knew them. George took me aside and asked me to please come back and see him the next evening when he’d be free to talk with me. We then said goodbye.

The next night I met George at the hotel. Along with the other Beatles, and Cynthia, John’s wife, we sat down to dinner. What a good feeling it was to be with all of them again, just like old times in England. After dinner, George and I went into an adjoining study and brought each other up to date on the various happenings since our last meeting. George looked tired and told me he never gets a chance to relax. I got the impression he didn’t enjoy traveling as much as the other boys did. He picked up his guitar and played. This is his favorite form of enjoyment. He played for hours and I was enchanted listening to him. It was comfortable and nice. That’s the best way I can describe my feelings about being with him. Neither of us felt any obligations, we just enjoyed being there together. George playing and I, listening.

We saw each other many times. I was with him at the party after their concert and on other evenings when we just sat around the hotel with the rest of the group. But somehow things weren’t the same. We couldn’t recreate the same relationship we had when I was in London.

Instinct told me this wasn’t the right time to be with him. I didn’t want to be around when he wasn’t happy. Since I’d be returning to England soon, I decided it would be better to see each other on his home ground. Over there he’s at his best, he’s relaxed, he’s George Harrison, Englishman and not George Harrison, Beatle.

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She was smart. She listened to her instincts. She was also a good LISTENER and that is crucial in any relationship. Estelle described George well. He was always George Harrison, the beautiful son of Louise. Being a Beatle was a part of his life and was his job, but it did not define him.

Artists as a rule respect talent. They don't care what color it comes in, they just respect truly talented people who have a genuine respect for their art medium or media. You are not likely going to find bigots among any group of artists, be they musicians, dancers, writers, choreographers, any or all of the above or gifted in other areas of art.

Yes, George was a good man and definitely NOT a bigot. What, the senior Harrisons teach any of their little Harrisons to hate people they don't know and decide BS about any group of individuals based on nothing but ignorance and bigotry?!!! I DON'T THINK SO! Harold Sr. and Louise don't PLAY that! No, indeed. That kind of foolishness was NOT the Harrison way.
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He definitely came from good stock.

I really enjoyed reading Estelle's account of George. It was very sweet.
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You know it! Louise said that HER mother, Louisa Woolam "was very kind to everybody," including a man who could neither hear nor talk who came into the Woolam house to get a glass of water. (This incident is recounted in Hunter Davies' biography.)
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Old May 09, 2013, 04:57 PM   #10
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I think you might enjoy this tumblr Harrisonstories dedicated to stories about people who knew George or got to meet him. Very wonderful accounts about him. He seemed like a lovely person to have known.
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I love that tumblr!!!!! Beatlebangs, you know a lot of young George stories, I think most of them told by his sister Louise, I'd love to have them all gathered in one place! Maybe one day, if you have time, you could start a topic of all the George stories you know.
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Thank you.
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I had heard that he had dated one of the Ronettes. They were all so pretty, and he did like the pretty girls! I remember reading somewhere that he took an interest in the Supremes, too, but was bummed to find out that they were such goody two-shoes, lol!

I didn't know about Joey Heatherton.
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Diana Ross is a ruthless barracuda according to those who know her. A goody two shoes she ain't!

George liked women, according to Olivia and they in turn liked him! With his thick, soft wavy hair and ocular intensity, George was a beautiful man who radiated sexual appeal. He was also extremely intelligent and interesting.
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Wow nice story from the late Estelle B on her friendship with George. Where did you find it. Cool friendship they had. I did read in Mary Wilson's 1st biography that George did state the Beatles thought they were square. BTW, Mary owns a car that George and John once drove. There's a picture of it in her second bio, as well as a pic of her and George when they were inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame in 1988. Their groups I mean. I think that's cool the Supremes were not wild girls. I think Diana and Mary did make peace, I do agree, Diana was too much. Maybe she has mellowed with age.
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George also escorted Haley Mills around England in the 60's. Since she was underage, they were chaperoned. I even heard rumors he flirted with Joan Baez too back in the day. Speaking of the Ronnettes, I think I read somewhere Ringo briefly dated Nedra. She also dated Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.

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I remembered when Olivia stated that. I hope he only flirted and didn't cheat on her.
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Olivia's never come right out and stated George cheated, but she has alluded to it.
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Since the Daily Mail is pretty much a tabloid, I don't take much stock in this story, but Eric's ex-girl friend and Conor's mom Lori Del Santo ( I think that's her name once stated that she had a fling with George in Japan shortly after her little boy's tragic death. Apparently Eric was really cold and aloof to her, pushing her in George's arms( or so she says). Well even if it's true that George "played" with other women, he always came back to Olivia, so that says something. Anybody wonder if Ringo and Paul ever strayed on Barbara and Nancy?

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Wow I just read the main source website, Meet The Beatles For Real. Really interesting. I agree with the posts, the guys could have had close relationships with women without being intimate. The one about the neighbor letting Ringo into Geri's apartment was funny. The girl Paul was seeing mentioned she and Sal Mineo were going steady at the time. I guess he was bi or just using her as a beard since homosexuality was frowned on then. I read Estelle briefly dated Johnny Mathis in the 60's too. I was shocked to hear rumors he was gay as well.

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