George Harrison Left Rude Graffiti on a Photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

A black and white photo of George Harrison and John Lennon sitting on a plane together.
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George Harrison and John Lennon didn’t always get along

Though Harrison and Lennon were bandmates for over a decade, they often fought. Harrison didn’t feel that Lennon and Paul McCartney took him seriously as a musician. After Harrison published his memoir I Me Mine, Lennon groused that he hadn’t gotten nearly enough credit in the book. Harrison said that this was proof that Lennon didn’t understand him.

In the late 1980s, George Harrison’s behavior raised some eyebrows. At an event full of prominent figures in the film industry, Harrison railed against film in an angry speech. He sent a fax to hire many of the employees at his film production company. He even left graffiti on a photo of his former bandmate John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Harrison gave the photograph, which hung in the office of an executive at Warner Music, a rude caption.

George Harrison reportedly once left graffiti on a photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

In the late 1980s, Harrison displayed drunken rudeness on several occasions. At a party celebrating the tenth anniversary of his film production company, HandMade, he took the stage to tell the crowd, nearly all of whom worked in film, that he hated the film industry. Somewhat unsurprisingly, this did not go over well with the guests.