The Mirror dated Saturday 1st December 2001
George Harrison was born on 25th February 1943 in Liverpool and died of throat cancer on 29th November 2001 in Los Angeles. He was the youngest of the Beatles pop group, playing rhythm and lead guitar. He was an admirer of Indian mysticism, and introduced it to the other Beatles. Following the band's break-up, he had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys with Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Jim Keltner.
As well as acting in the Beatles films ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Help!’, he was also executive producer on a couple of dozen films including classics like ‘The Long Good Friday’, ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Withnail & I’, ‘The Raggedy Rawney’… oh and ‘Nuns on the Run’.
And you thought pressing ‘Del’ when you didn’t mean to was annoying.
I left the newspaper name and date on this in case you thought I had culled it from some dubious magazine I happened to have laying around.
Nowhere in the advert does it say what it is selling, but we are told that it is used by both horses and tigers. The only thing I can come up with is that they both scratch their backs on tree bark. Maybe there’s a tree called the Goat Weed. Or not. Who cares – for £9.95 it’s got to be a bargain. Hasn’t it?