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Old Nov 06, 2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default Update on Louise Harrison's Memoirs

Louise has disclosed that the book will be entitled "It's About Time." This article says that Louise describes an illness George had that nearly precluded him from playing on Ed Sullivan in 1964. (I've read Louise quoted as saying George had strep and the hotel doctor said George's temperature had to drop from 104 to 102 in order for him to play on television. And on the video of the Beatles' first trip to America, George quips about his t'roat). Luckily, Nurse Lou pulled him round.

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Old Nov 06, 2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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I've read about that. She had to give him some medicine every two hours. The doctor said he chose her because, "She's the only female around who hasn't gone insane." because of the Beatles
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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Lou, then 32 had long passed puberty and was less apt to act a fool around the Beatles. Since she WAS George's sister, no doubt she'd keep a level head in re her brother.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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Does anybody know when Lou's book is coming out?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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They are aiming for it to be published in September of this year, around the 50th anniversary of George's first trip to the states. Five months before The Beatles arrived in New York.
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Looking forward to this book.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 05:56 AM   #7
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Louise is aiming for the date of September 15 because that was the day George and Peter left the UK. The Harrison boys arrived in the US on September 16, 1963 during the Ford Falcon era. And the rest is history we'll get to read about thanks to Lou!

http://www.examiner.com/article/geor...of-her-memoirs

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...d-the-beatles/

In re the night in 1943 George came to town:

http://georgeislove.wordpress.com/?s=scrap

http://www.examiner.com/video/louise...-beatle-sister
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:24 AM   #8
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Larry Kane, reporter and author (Ticket to Ride) recently interviewed the lovely Lou Harrison:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/?po...cid=CBS.PHILLY

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/aud...orge-harrison/
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:11 AM   #9
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Beatlebangs, I enjoyed reading Lou's remembrances of the night George was born, how he was the most beautiful baby she'd ever seen! And I had no idea his original due date was Feb 3! He would have been an Aquarius, not a Pisces, I wonder how his life would have been different. I knew Ringo was nearly a 10-month baby, but I had no idea George nearly was too! I'd heard that was common during the war though, when mothers were so worried and uncertain about the futures of their babies. I can't wait until the book comes out, would love to hear more stories of young George! Thanks for sharing those links!
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Lou said George had long eyelashes and perfect fingernails at birth. Prior to George's arrival, she didn't get the big deal about babies because to her, they were red and purple and wrinkled. Lou added that she thinks George waited an extra 3 weeks was so he would come out perfect.

She said Louise called her in to "meet your new brother, Lou!" She saw George, lying in the loving arms of Louise French. Her brother's eyes were wide open, with their ubiquitous intensity (a gift from Louise) and he looked right at her. I can't wait to read her book!

As we all know, Harold Sr. described George as a "miniature version of myself" and his initial reaction to young Mr. Harrison was, "oh, no, we couldn't be that much alike." You have to have a bit of a giggle. Peter was the spitting image of Harold Sr. George looked more French than Harrison, but he did inherit Harold Sr.'s wavy hair, the Harrison eyes (all the Harrison children had those Harrison eyes) and the Harrison ears. George looked mostly French, like Louise and her dad and her paternal grandfather, James Darby Ffrench. George was more of a French boy than a Harrison boy. He had the fine French nose and the beautiful French cheekbones that Louise and her dad bequeathed to him. He was tall and fine, like the men in the French family. I wonder what Lou will share about other French and Harrison relatives.

Let's all raise our glasses to Lou! Cheers to Lou Harrison!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:34 PM   #11
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Can't wait for this book. I always wonder about the Beatle siblings and she seems like a nice lady. Beatlebangs, you have such loving descriptions of George's wavy hair. To me, it was incredible that his hairline (and hair thickness) stayed pretty much intact into his 50s. Also, didn't you just love his "satellite dish" ears (no insult intended)? IRL I like guys with ears that stick out like that.
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Those ears were a gift from Harold Sr. George was self conscious about them and as an early Beatle likened his Harold Sr. ears to "taxi cab doors." Fleurette, you are right. I love the man's wavy hair. It was soft and thick and flowing with lush, rippling waves! It added to his appeal. The wavy hair was another Harold Sr. donation. Many others such as Cloud said they wanted to have their way with George's wavy hair, armed with a brush.

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Thank you.
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Louise has said in a very recent interview that the book is now going to be titled "The Harrison Hug." Lou is definitely Louise French's daugther, all right!

Check out the Yellow Sub car! (not as cool as a Ford Falcon, but you know she's a Beatles' fan!)

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Amazon and the bookstores have no information about the book. Has anybody heard any updates?
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Does anybody have any information on Lou's book?
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According to this Examiner article the book 'My Kid Brother's Band…The Beatles' is set to be released in May.

It can be pre-ordered through Acclaim Press for 24.95. All pre-orders will be signed by Lou.
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Thank you! I will pre-order when I get paid next week. Lou's autograph! How coooool is that?
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No problem. When I saw the article I thought of your post, and wanted to share it here for you to see. When you do receive the book and read it I hope you'll let people who are interested know if it was a good read.
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