I work at a puppetry center and museum, and a Beatle fan visited last week. She saw the Beatle puppets we have on display, and she said she was a huge Beatles fan, since she was 12 years old when the Beatles first came to America, and that George was her favorite. I told her I was a big fan as well, and also a big fan of Paul's music after the Beatles as well, and also a fan of Linda, and that Paul was my favorite.
She asked me if I would like to see a letter George Harrison's father wrote her, in 1965, in response to a fan letter she had written. (She got the address from a British fan she had corresponded with, who lived almost across the street from the Harrison home.)
She had the letter framed, and happened to have it in the trunk of her car, she was on her way to show it to a friend of hers, and she asked me if I'd like to see it, and of course said, yes!
I was very touched in reading it. Mr. Harrison wrote a very nice letter, a full page, handwritten. He said he appreciated her writing, and that "George is busy in the studio making records. All of the boys are good boys who love their fans, and love people, very much." He also told her not to be angry at her parents for not letting her go to a Beatles concert, that "they love you and only want the best for you." and that there would be other concerts in the future. He told her that George's mum was out having her weekly hair appointment, but she asked him to send her greetings as well. He enclosed a Beatle pin and ribbon.
Thought it was really nice of Mr. Harrison to personally answer a letter from a 13 year old girl from a little town in Illinois outside Chicago. Shows he had a good heart, and was proud of his son's accomplishments, and wanted to be very kind to George's fans. I've heard Louise (George's sister) was always kind to fans as well. I think George would have wanted that.
The world is a much difference place than it was in 1965, especially since John's tragic end, but it's comforting to know there was a time when the families of the Beatles were able to personally send kind messages such as this one. I've heard of Paul's father and Ringo's mother writing kind letters as well. Aunt Mimi wrote fans too.
Anyway, just wanted to share this lady's story of the letter she received, thought it was lovely, and can see why she had it framed