George and Olivia entering the Roxy club, LA (March 22, 1976)
From MeetTheBeatlesForReal: Oh my God! It IS George!
March/April issue of the Harrison Alliance
By Cindy Noe
We went to the Roxy an hour early and the line was already down the street. When we finally got in we sat down where we could, and immediately started scanning the crowd for familiar faces. Karen was also looking for a friend of hers from A&M, so she went to ask a likely looking guy who was standing in a doorway. He said he didn’t know (with an English accent), so Karen sat down again. Linda Arias came in and went to talk to him. It then occurred to Karen that she had just spoken to Terry Doran. We still didn’t see George, and we began to feel that we had jumped the gun a bit – that he wasn’t going to show up after all. So we stopped looking.
Sue suddenly grabbed my arm and almost crushed it. I jumped and said, “Where?” “Over there at the table just sitting down.” She said. “Oh my God! That’s HIM!” I said and grabbed Karen. She said, “What?” “George—over there!” I told her, but Karen kept saying “where where?” and when she finally saw where we were pointing she said, “Oh, that’s not him.”
Sue and I looked at each other and said, “Yes it is…” Then Karen looked at his hands and caught a glimpse of him from the eyes up, and said, “My God – it is George!” and we all started laughing hysterically and ripping each other apart. The other people at our table didn’t know what we were carrying on about and you should have seen some of the looks we got! We slowly calmed down, but I must say that I never saw three bigger wrecks in my life. Karen really pulled herself together after a few minutes, but Sue and I were absolutely spastic. Both of us were visibly shaking.
I think the thing that threw us most was that he looked so totally different from the way he had looked on television the couple of days before. Picture him in 1969 and you’ve got a good idea of his appearance. His hair was even all the way round, and shoulder-length. He also had a mustache and medium-length beard. He was wearing a navy blue fitted jacket with epaulets (very snazzy!); we couldn’t see the shirt, but he wore cream colored pants; couldn’t see the shoes either, but who looks at his shoes when you can look at his face! We got a good look at him as he was sitting only about 10-15 feet from us. He was with Olivia who looked lovely, with her hair on top of her head in a bun, wearing a white print Chinese-style quilted jacket and white pants. They were accompanied by Terry, Harry Nilsson, Jim Keltner and a whole troupe of others. The entire group took up about three tables. I was amused at the way George was very much the center of the group’s attention. Every time he spoke, everyone leaned in to listen to him. It really was funny!