maccafan wrote:No matter what, people can only treat you the way you let them treat you! George Harrison should of stood up for himself, he should have said something!
You can blame Lennon and McCartney all you want, but what was Harrisons responsibility in the matter?
The thing is, or things were that...This group started out as John & Paul as the primary writers, through the late 50's & early 60's. I don't even think George started to write until "Don't Bother Me". He was a few years younger, and coming at this, not only later, but as the new guy who never did this before & just sang some numbers and played guitar but didn't write.
This had to adapt as this situation changed. Look they didn't say no. They didn't shut him out...THEY WERE A MUSICAL COLLECTIVE. There have only been a few groups that such amazing collective driven bands...as opposed to having one central driving figure and the others as contributors, but not really a collective.
Things changed gradually, but...as they reached what I'd term some kind of critical mass that involved both the quality & quantity of Harrison's material. HE DID STAND UP FOR HIMSELF. He tried to bring in songs, and met with the mess that was the last years of The Beatles falling apart as a band. That falling apart, and downward motion of their arc, created material that was as great as any other point in their arc might I add.
What was Harrison's responsibility in this was reflected in his thoughts about releasing a solo album as early as '68, and his decisions to start hanging out & playing with Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, Delaney & Bonnie...he did this much more than any of the other three, or even more than the other three combined. Though Macca did do some stuff.
Then he decided to leave. He got called back in, but pretty much everyone except McCartney could read the writing on the wall and was readying themselves to move on. Granted they all had mixed feeling & went back & forth on it to. But Harrison didn't put up with this stuff for too long, and he went on to do great things!! Blessings!!!