While a slew of celebrities have admitted their battles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder --Howard Stern, Megan Fox, and Howie Mandel, among them -- the bestselling book BackStage Pass VIP says late Beatle George Harrisonalso had symptoms of the neurological disorder.
“While under extreme personal and professional pressures in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Harrison’s OCD symptoms accelerated," BackStage Pass VIP authorDebra Sharon Davis said. "His need for order, extreme neatness and disciplining his life to be controlled and predictable was stifling -- a burdensome form of self-imprisonment."
One of Davis's details
Fans have won a battle to save the home of former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr from demolition and it will be turned into a tourist attraction.
Beatles fans in Liverpool and around the world had battled for three years to preserve the humble terraced house in Madryn Street, Liverpool
It had been scheduled for destruction in a controversial housing renewal scheme promoted by John Prescott who described Ringo's birthplace as "of no significance".
"I declare that the Beatles are mutants, prototypes of evolutionary agents sent by God, endowed with a mysterious power to create a new human species."--Dr. Timothy Leary
With the death of Brian Epstein in August 1967 the Beatles were transformed from a well-disciplined group of loveable mop-tops to a fractured long-haired collective pursuing four different creative paths. Meanwhile, their psychedelic revolution was heading mainstream in the guise of their animated musical movie, Yellow Submarine (reissued in new digital finery next month). As a companion piece to MOJO 224's 19-page Beatles special (on sale now) we submit the video evidence from the year the Fabs went mad.
August 27, 1967