Skip to comments.George Harrison memorial tree killed by... beetles
Posted on 07/22/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
USA Today. No excerpts. Just title and link.
Just guessing George would get a big laugh out of that!
Article states that “ladybug” beetles and other species killed the tree. Please note that “ladybugs” are carnivorous.
The Beatles probably smoked as much Malathion and paraquat as anyone in their day.
probably wouldn’t kill these beetles either.
Ono you di’nt.
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.
Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.
The Beatles quit at the perfect time. The Law of Diminishing Returns was setting in big-time on them.
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?
Die young and leave a handsome corpse. Was that Jim Morrison? He certainly avoided the diminishing return law.
>>Who thought of the name - Beatles anyway, and why?<<
I am sure this “interwebz” thing can answer your question...
-— Who thought of the name - Beatles anyway, and why? -—
It could have been worse. They were originally the Quarrymen, and then the Silver Beatles.
I look at the lawn and I see it is burning,,,While My Pesticide Gently Weeps.
“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. 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”.
She loves trees, yeah, yeah, yeah
And with a love like that
You know you should be glad.
Isn’t it good Norwegian Wood?
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?)
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...
This title's just .. seven .. words .. long
"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
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.
LOL — I wonder if that bugs the remaining Beetles er Beatles???
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.
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.
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.
All things must pass
Beetles, the Spice Bugs.
That is a funny one.
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.
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.