“Olivia really kicked ass. She is a beautiful person. His son, Dhani, is a beautiful kid, man. I’ve seen him recently. He is doing very well — very strong and inspired. Olivia had the hardest job in the world, because she loved George more than all of us, and she really took care of him and cleared the path in front of him, behind him, and inherited that crazy life, you know.“ - Tom Petty
Today’s episode is all about Olivia Harrison. Olivia Trinidad Arias met George Harrison after beginning a flirtation over the phone while she was working at his company A&M records. For George, the connection was immediate and would go on to last until the end of his life, and beyond. Olivia never meant to marry someone famous, let alone a Beatle, but her grounded nature and shared passion for meditation as well as a similar sense of humour to George made her a perfect match.
Tune in to hear all about this inspiring love story born out of a chaotic period in George’s personal life; a romance that turned into a divine union lasting far beyond the confines of this astral plane. Learn about the woman who inspired so many of George’s songs such as, Dark Sweet Lady and This is Love, and who was by his side while he tended to his many gardens and as he left this world.
Thank you to Andrea from Harrison Archive for providing such incredible quotes and resources for this episode. You can find her on Instagram @harrisonarchive Check out the other great books on George used for this episode, “George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door” by Graeme Tomson.
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