Paul McCartney says he still feels connected to the late Beatles band member George Harrison and talks to him regularly.
The rocker (78) has revealed that he would like to visit and talk about an evergreen conifer planted near his East Sussex home in England.
Harrison gave him the tree before he died in 2001 after a battle with lung cancer. He was 58 years old.
“George was very busy gardening, [he was] a very good gardener, “the legendary Grammy winner told NPR’s All Things Considered.” He gave me [the] tree as a gift. It’s a big cypress tree and it’s at my gate. ‘
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‘When I left home [on the morning of Dec. 18]”I got out of the car and closed the gate, looked up at the tree and said, ‘Hello, George,’ McCartney described. ‘There he is, growing strong … It takes me back to the time I was with him! [George and John Lennon still have] an ever-present presence. ‘
The singer-songwriter described the tree as ‘lovely’ and ‘as the years go by, I go every time I look at it:’ This is the tree George gave me. George went into the tree for me. I hope he is happy with that. ‘
McCartney also talked about the fact that he was for Harrison through his cancer battle.
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‘We were in New York before he went to Los Angeles to die … We sat there, and I held his hand, and it came up to me – I never said it – I do not want George does not hold his hand. You do not hold your partner’s hands. I mean, we did not, ‘he explained.
The entertainer described how Harrison traveled the world to find a cure and became tired and frustrated towards the end of his life.
‘I remember he got a little irritated because he had to travel all the time and pursued a cure. He went to Geneva to see what they could do. Then he came to a special clinic in New York to see what they could do. Then the thought was to go to LA and see what they could do. He started to get a little, “Can’t we just stay in one place?” And I said, ‘Yes, Speke Hall. Let’s go to Speke Hall, ” he said.
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‘It was one of the last things we said to each other, knowing that he would be the only person in the room who would know what Speke Hall (a public garden and estate in Liverpool) was. Anyway, the nicest thing for me when I held George’s hands, he looked at me, and there was a smile. ‘