George Harrison’s Family Share Tranquil Video To Commemorate 18th Anniversary Of Death
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Recorded in 1999, the clip depicts George Harrison at his Friar Park estate in England.
Notably, the footage is devoid of any music or commentary save for the ambient sounds of Harrison’s surrounds.
The text accompanying the video on Instagram simply reads “Remembering George”.
From the late 1970s until his death, George Harrison’s love of gardening became his dominant interest.
He would spend hours each day tending to the 36 acres of greenery which surrounded his estate.
“I like the Garden” he George in one 1981 interview. “In the garden you see all the seasons come and go. Whatever you do can affect it all but at the same time, the flowers don’t answer you back. They don’t give you no trouble!”
“I’m really quite simple,” he once confided in another. “I don’t want to be in the [music] business full time, because I’m a gardener. I plant flowers and watch them grow. I don’t go out to clubs. I don’t party. I stay at home and watch the river flow.“
The Quiet Beatle‘s garden had extensive water features and was littered with sculptures.