Leslie Cavendish, The Beatles hairdresser recalls the time he was visiting George at the London University Hospital on February 1969, as he had his tonsils removed and he wanted to see a friendly face. So, Derek Taylor asked me to go and visit him at the hospital.
Because the world’s press was waiting outside Derek told me not to say anything, especially as I told a journalist that Lennon was going bald!
A Day in his Life
I walked in and a few recognised me, but I just went straight into reception and went to the ward. I mentioned that I had never seen so many press people, before but George said that it was a normal day in his life.
When I came down and came out of the entrance they asked if I had any news about Beatle George. “Will he be able to sing again, how ill is he?” etc. etc.
I have always watched people on the TV say this and now I had my chance; “NO COMMENT”, and then I smiled and went back to work.
George had this very special peaceful aura around him and all the times I had been in his company you felt it and maybe it was “SOMETHING IN THE WAY HE SMILED.”
Read more about this story and so much more in Leslie’s book, The Cutting Edge.