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Album: All Things Must PassReleased: 1970
This is only one example of Harrison's compassion. The "Scruffs" were hippies (mostly female) who hung out at Apple Studios (well, actually Abbey Road), not bothering anybody but handing out flowers, panhandling and just being near the music. Of course, everyone looked down on them, including the other Beatles. Harrison saw them not as bums, but as human beings dedicated to their passion, the Beatles Music. (thanks, Randy - Beaumont, TX)
The "Scruffs" were always hanging around outside the studios. When Harrison finished this late one night, he invited them in to hear it.
When he finished the album, Harrison wrote this note to 3 of his favorite Scruffs: "Dear Carol, Cathy and Lucy. Now it's finished - and off to the factory. I thought I'd tell you that I haven't a clue whether it's good or bad as I've heard it too much now! During the making of this epic album (the most expensive album EMI ever had to pay for) I have felt positive and negative - please and displeased, and all the other opposites expected to be found in this material world. However, the one thing that didn't waver, seems to me, to be 'you three' and Mal., always there as my sole supporters, and even during my worst moments I always felt the encouragement from you was sufficient to make me finish the thing. Thanks a lot, I am really overwhelmed by your apparent undying love, and I don't understand it at all! Love from George (P.S. Don't hold this evidence against me.) P.P.S. Phil Spector loves you too!"