Why George Harrison accused the Bee Gees of being "greedy"

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

After the Bee Gees made the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film in 1978, George Harrison branded them and their manager Robert Stigwood as "greedy". Picture: Getty

George Harrison was always regarded as the mystic, mellow member of The Beatles.

But George Harrison also had his moments, where he'd exhibit his tongue was sharper than his fellow outspoken former bandmate John Lennon.

There was one instance where he didn't hold back, in a 1979 interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

For the most part of the decade since The Beatles called it a day, George would seldom partake in interviews, due to his disinterest in discussing his life and work with the media.

He changed tack slightly ahead of his 1979 self-titled album, in a conversation which spanned his new music, nostalgia for his former band, and his reactions to the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film which had opened in London that week.

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