George Harrison may have had a reputation as a “quiet Beatle,” but he was always the life of the party. People would be attracted to him, and it wasn’t just because he was a Beetle, although it played a big part. There was a reason George had so many friends. As Paul McCartney would say, he was just a sweet boy. So, of course, when comedian Martin Short was offered the opportunity to meet George, he wasn’t going to pass it up. The result turned out to be much higher than Short expected.
An unknown Hollywood director invites Martin Short to a dinner party
2019. In presence on conan, Conan O’Brien asked Short which celebrity he was most excited to meet. He explained that it’s nobody in his peer group because “you’re competitive with them and want their failure.” These stars when you were growing up were the most precious ones to meet when you grow up.
That person was George Harrison for short. He proudly told Conan that he didn’t just meet the Beetle; He proudly stood high with her. Short recalled that in 1990 he received a call from a “fantastic Hollywood couple,” whom he did not name, asking them if they wanted to “meet the Beetles” at a dinner party. Who doesn’t ask that question?
Short said yes, of course. On a car trip there, Short and his wife Nancy listened to The Beatles. rubber Soul the whole way. At one point, Short’s wife said, “Wouldn’t it be nice to just corner him and, as much as he would hate him, say, ‘What’s it like to be a Beetle? How great was that? I love all those nine years. Tell me when you were the Beatle.’” Short said he wouldn’t.
When they got there, there were about 10 other celebrities, and the hosts were going to show the movie. the hunt for Red October. Then, George walked in, and he looked “exactly like George Harrison,” Short was surprised. The comedian did not know what would happen next.
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George Harrison Played a Traveling Wilburis Album for the Party
George asked the congregation if anyone would like to listen to their new Traveling Wilburys album at one point in the night. The Traveling Wilburys was George’s all-star band. Its bandmates included Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynn and Roy Orbison. George formed the group in 1988 and the band released two albums. The band’s second album, The Traveling Wilburis Vol. 3, would have been the album that George wanted to show everyone.
Somehow, Short was stoked to hear the new album. So George put it on, and everyone gathered to hear it. Soon, George started playing the full album, and people started drifting away. Not small He paused to listen to it all, and George began to sing along to his songs to engage people with him.
Conan thought it was strange. A Beatle trying to convince people to listen to his music? Short said George was really enthusiastic. “He couldn’t have been more delightful, couldn’t have been more fun, and loose and immediately friendly and what you’d expect he would be,” Short recalled.
During dinner, Short loses track of George as he is seated with more important people than Short, but they get back together at the end of the night.
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George Harrison and Martin Short got high together
when sat down to watch the dinner party the hunt for Red October, the host lit a cauldron and gave it to Short and his wife. George was sitting next to Short, but Short didn’t know whether he should give it to George; He didn’t know that it would hurt him. “Will Maharishi Mahesh Yogi get mad at me?”
But when Short “drowsed” George, he grabbed it and said, “Ah! Sixties!” After George was hit, Short realized that Legend started speaking really loudly, especially during screenings. Speaking to Short, George said he couldn’t see Sean Connery the hunt for Red October) because it’s like watching the Beetle go, “He’s so famous.” Then, someone told them to shut up, and Short whispered to George, “Way to go, a-hole.”
We don’t know if Short actually called George Harrison, but if he did, George might have laughed, and not just because he was stoned. George was charismatic, and he loved talking to people. George and Short would have been friends, but unfortunately it never happened.