These are some quotations from an Associated Press interview with George Harrison earlier this year.
On the success of the Beatles’ greatest hits CD, “1:” “The thing that pleases me the most about it is that young people like it. It’s given kids from 6 to 16 an alternate view of music to what’s been available for the past 20 years.
“I think the popular music has gone truly weird. It’s either cutesy-wutesy or it’s hard, nasty stuff. It’s good that this has life again with the youth.”
“If a car comes past me in a traffic jam with a boom box going, I jump out of my skin. Those big booming basses. I’m just more sensitive to noise these days.”
On his recovery from the December 1999 stabbing attack: “I feel pretty good. You know, it’s a difficult thing to get over. But I feel like I’ve gotten over it physically. My breathing is a little bit less percentage than it used to be. Other than that, I’m pretty cool.”
On the reissue of his first solo effort, “All Things Must Pass:” “It was the biggest thrill in a way that it was my first record. To be able to do all my own songs on one record was a novelty at that point, you know.”
“Only the fact that people have written about the reissue have I realized that it spent seven weeks at No. 1. At the time I did it, I can’t remember even taking any notice of it.’