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George Harrison memorial tree killed by... beetles
USA Today ^ | 7/22/14 | USA Today/LA Times

Posted on 07/22/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

USA Today. No excerpts. Just title and link.

http://www.kare11.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/07/22/george-harrison-memorial-tree-killed-by-beetles/12985001/


TOPICS: Agriculture; Chit/Chat; Gardening; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: beetles; harrison; oops
;-(
1 posted on 07/22/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Just guessing George would get a big laugh out of that!


2 posted on 07/22/2014 9:46:38 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Article states that “ladybug” beetles and other species killed the tree. Please note that “ladybugs” are carnivorous.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 9:46:44 AM PDT by apoxonu
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Japanese beetles?


4 posted on 07/22/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The Beatles probably smoked as much Malathion and paraquat as anyone in their day.

probably wouldn’t kill these beetles either.

obladi oblada


5 posted on 07/22/2014 9:50:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Ono you di’nt.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 9:52:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I was surprised and amazed that he died proactically alone in a hospital bed

The Beatles were a gift from heaven. I wish Paul and John would have worked out their differences and collaborated on more stuff. Seperately they were good, but together the sum was much greater than 4. They each complimented each other and magnified each others brilliance.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 9:52:47 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 9:53:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mr. K

The Beatles quit at the perfect time. The Law of Diminishing Returns was setting in big-time on them.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 9:54:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge
All Things Must Pass
10 posted on 07/22/2014 9:56:57 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
yoko ono photo: Yoko Ono Noize.jpg
11 posted on 07/22/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

RE: George Harrison memorial tree killed by... beetles

Which reminds me of a question I’ve always wanted to ask (now that beetles are killing a Beatle tree :)

Who thought of the name - Beatles anyway, and why?


12 posted on 07/22/2014 9:57:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: dfwgator
excellent point. I cannot bear (bare?) to see what were once my favorite bands now as old dudes wreck those memories. Bare?

Die young and leave a handsome corpse. Was that Jim Morrison? He certainly avoided the diminishing return law.

13 posted on 07/22/2014 10:00:06 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: Snickering Hound

14 posted on 07/22/2014 10:01:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

>>Who thought of the name - Beatles anyway, and why?<<

I am sure this “interwebz” thing can answer your question...


15 posted on 07/22/2014 10:02:17 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: SeekAndFind

-— Who thought of the name - Beatles anyway, and why? -—

It could have been worse. They were originally the Quarrymen, and then the Silver Beatles.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 10:02:44 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I look at the lawn and I see it is burning,,,While My Pesticide Gently Weeps.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 10:02:48 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: SeekAndFind

‘Beat’

“On March 1957 John Lennon formed a skiffle group called The Quarrymen. Lennon met Paul McCartney on 6 July 1957; Lennon added him to the group a few days later. On 6 February 1958, George Harrison was invited to watch the group.[8] Harrison joined the Quarrymen as lead guitarist after a rehearsal in March 1958.

Lennon and McCartney both played rhythm guitar during that period. After original Quarrymen drummer Colin Hanton left the band in 1959, the band had a high turnover of drummers. Lennon’s friend Stuart Sutcliffe joined on bass in January 1960.

The Quarrymen went through a progression of names, including “Johnny and the Moondogs” and “Long John and The Beatles”. Sutcliffe suggested the name “The Beetles” as a tribute to Buddy Holly and The Crickets. The band changed their name to “The Beatles”.

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090326013510AAnmSrY


18 posted on 07/22/2014 10:07:55 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: lee martell

She loves trees, yeah, yeah, yeah
And with a love like that
You know you should be glad.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 10:09:01 AM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Isn’t it good Norwegian Wood?

(Not anymore)


20 posted on 07/22/2014 10:10:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I believe it was a bit of homage to their idol, Buddy Holly, as in Buddy Holly and The Crickets
21 posted on 07/22/2014 10:11:53 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Now we know
How many holes
It takes to fill
The Albert Hall

(Out of curiosity, was it a Northern Elm infested with Emerald Borer?)


22 posted on 07/22/2014 10:12:52 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Beowulf9

Thanks for the info. VERY INTERESTING.

It looks like Buddy Holly really influenced a lot of later superstars.

The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Bruce Springsteen all freely admit they began to play only after Buddy taught them how. Though normal-sighted as a teenager, Elton John donned spectacles in imitation of the famous Holly horn-rims and ruined his eyesight as a result.

And let’s not forget the iconic AMERICAN PIE by Don McLean, which was a tribute to Holly.

One can only wonder how his music would have evolved had he lived longer...


23 posted on 07/22/2014 10:12:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
George Harrison memorial tree killed by... beetles

This title's just .. seven .. words .. long

24 posted on 07/22/2014 10:13:48 AM PDT by mikrofon (This title's just .. seven .. words .. long ...)
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To: corkoman
Die young and leave a handsome corpse. Was that Jim Morrison?

"Let me tell you something. We need a two and a half hour movie about the Doors? Folks, no we don't. I can sum it up for you in five seconds, ok. I'm drunk. I'm nobody. I'm drunk. I'm famous. I'm drunk. I'm f...ing dead. There's the whole movie, ok!? 'Big Fat Dead Guy in a Bath Tub', there's your title for you." - DENIS LEARY NO CURE FOR CANCER

25 posted on 07/22/2014 10:14:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I always had several interpretations of that song. most of them cenetering around the term “norwegian wood”.

Mind you, I was a pubescent teenager of minimal melanin at the time of the release. I stacked a lot of norwegian wood.


26 posted on 07/22/2014 10:17:45 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

LOL — I wonder if that bugs the remaining Beetles er Beatles???


27 posted on 07/22/2014 10:18:19 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

There was a FM station out of San Francisco, KSAN, that played a cut and randomly remixed version of Norwegian Wood called “Woodwegian Nord.” It actually made more sense than the original.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 10:30:41 AM PDT by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: dfwgator
The Beatles quit at the perfect time. The Law of Diminishing Returns was setting in big-time on them.

I don't see that at all. Their last two albums, Let It Be and Abbey Road , were both really good. Given the immediate successes of the individual careers of Paul, George, and Ringo, it didn't look like the Beatles were slowing down much. It could be argued that McCartney and Wings became the biggest act in the world once the Beatles broke up.

It was clear that the personal relationships were strained (particularly between Paul and John) but if they had acted like professionals and set aside those differences, they still had a lot of creative ideas. It was also clear that the world had not tired of the Beatles yet.

29 posted on 07/22/2014 11:26:06 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: CommerceComet

More that times were changing as the 70s came in. That’s not necessarily a comment on the quality of the music. But seven years is a pretty good run, all the same.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 11:28:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

LOL

That’s rich...


31 posted on 07/22/2014 11:32:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

32 posted on 07/22/2014 11:34:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
"OH THE IRONY!"

#HIPSTERLENNONMUSTACHEANDGLASSES

33 posted on 07/22/2014 12:45:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: JennysCool

All things must pass


34 posted on 07/22/2014 12:46:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Beetles, the Spice Bugs.


35 posted on 07/22/2014 12:52:17 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: a fool in paradise

hahaha
That is a funny one.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 12:56:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dfwgator
More that times were changing as the 70s came in. That’s not necessarily a comment on the quality of the music. But seven years is a pretty good run, all the same.

Fair enough. Although given the commercial success of Paul, George, and Ringo in the 70s, it appears that they adapted pretty well to the evolving musical scene.

You're right that the musical scene was about to change in huge way in the mid-70s with disco taking over. Although some 60s performers had some success with disco, only the BeeGees thrived to be accompanied by a whole bunch of new acts.

37 posted on 07/22/2014 1:36:39 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: Mr. K
I wish Paul and John would have worked out their differences and collaborated on more stuff. Seperately they were good,

All that has surfaced in all of these years is a drug fuel studio jam session from 1974 while John had escaped to LA to avoid Yoko.

I seriously doubt that they would still be a couple in 2014.

Also John was the last Beatle to sign the paperwork to dissolve the band.

There are bits and places where this Beatle collaborated or appeared with that one as they grew on. John and Paul would've likely done something together at some point if he hadn't been shot.

38 posted on 07/22/2014 1:43:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Beatles' cover of Buddy Holly's "Words of Love" on their "Beatles for Sale" album - very nice lead guitar by George.


39 posted on 07/22/2014 1:59:06 PM PDT by newfreep (at)
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