John J. Hlavaty ([email protected])
Fri, 3 Jul 1998 02:23:54 -0400
This is correct, however, Harrison has mentioned U2 publicly
before. After U2 reached superstardom, Harrison commented
that U2 has no idea what superstardom is *really* like, referring
to the hoardes of screaming women that chased the Beatles
in their early days. In that sense, Harrison is correct - U2's fans, in
are of a different breed than the teeny-bopper set that chased
>BTW, George Harrison has been under treatment for throat cancer, so far
>successfully (from the latest report I read); he found a lump on his
>throat, apparently while gardening. (No, I can't figure that one out
>either; it was in the interview.
He's apparently doing quite well.
>So you see, I doubt Mr Harrison gives much thought to U2 these days, if
>he ever did.
I don't think Harrison thinks about U2 a lot, but enough so
that he knows of their existence, knows that they
are very successful and perhaps feels a bit threatened by them.
Harrison's comments were uncalled for as was Bono's
retaliation. Call it a mistake on both parts. However, I feel
Harrison made the bigger mistake by not only insulting a band that has
been around longer than his Beatles but by even making the
comment at all.
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