Jerry: Ah, you’re crazy.
Cosmo Kramer: Am I? Or am I so sane that you just blew your mind?
Jerry: It’s impossible.
Cosmo Kramer: Is it? Or is it so possible that your head is spinning like a top?
Jerry: It can’t be.
Cosmo Kramer: Can’t it? Or is your entire world just crashing down all around you?
Jerry: All right, that’s enough.
The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
— Hunter S. Thompson
George Harrison — Demigod
After years of being restricted in his song-writing contributions to the Beatles, All Things Must Pass contained such a large outpouring of Harrison’s songs that it was released as a triple album, though only two of the discs contained songs—the third contained recordings of Harrison jamming with friends.
The album was co-produced by Phil Spector using his “Wall of Sound” approach, and the musicians included Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Gary Wright, Billy Preston, and Ringo Starr.
Lennon grew concerned that fans attending Beatles’ concerts were unable to hear the music above the screaming of fans, and that the band’s musicianship was beginning to suffer as a result. Lennon’s “Help!” expressed his own feelings in 1965: “I meant it … It was me singing ‘help’”. He had put on weight (he would later refer to this as his “Fat Elvis” period), and felt he was subconsciously seeking change.
Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular than Jesus now.
The following January he was unknowingly introduced to LSD when a dentist, hosting a dinner party attended by Lennon, Harrison and their wives, spiked the guests’ coffee with the drug. When they wanted to leave, their host revealed what they had taken, and strongly advised them not to leave the house because of the likely effects. Later, in an elevator at a nightclub, they all believed it was on fire: “We were all screaming … hot and hysterical.”