Happy Birthday to the Legendary Brian Jones. Here’s what Beatles guitar player George Harrison had to say about Brian. “When I met [Brian Jones] I liked him quite a lot. He was a good fellow, you know. I got to know him very well, I think, and I felt very close to him; you know how it is with some people, you feel for them, feel near them. He was born February 28, 1943, and I was born on February 25, 1943, and he was with Mick and Keith and I was with John and Paul in the groups, so there was a sort of understanding between the two of us. The positions were similar, and I often seemed to meet him in his times of trouble. There was nothing the matter with him that a little extra love wouldn’t have cured. I don’t think he had enough love or understanding. He was very nice and sincere and sensitive, and we must remember that’s what he was” - George Harrison “I always used to see Brian in the clubs and hang out with him. In the mid-Sixties he used to come out to my house - particularly when he’d got ‘the fear’, when he’d mixed too many weird things together. I’d hear his voice shouting to me from out in the garden: 'George, George…’ I’d let him in - he was a good mate. He would always come round to my house in the sitar period. We talked about 'Paint It Black’ and he picked up my sitar and tried to play it - and the next thing was he did that track.
We had a lot in common, when I think about it. […] I think he related to me a lot, and I liked him. Some people didn’t have time for him, but I thought he was one of the most interesting ones.” - George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology - 9 minutes ago