Tom Petty said George Harrison never left without telling him how much he loved him, which is no surprise. George’s widow, Olivia Harrison, said her husband often had loving relationships with his friends.
In a special edition of Rolling Stone called “Remembering George,” Petty explained, “I reminded him that we’d met, and there was some kind of weird click. It felt like we had known each other all our lives, and in a very personal way. We wound up just hanging a lot.”
That’s an understatement. After Petty and George “clicked,” Petty returned to Los Angeles, only to happen across George in a random restaurant. George thought it was weird that they’d bumped into each other because he’d just asked Jeff Lynne for Petty’s number.