George Harrison's quitting the Beatles on 10 January 1969 was the culmination of the several previous days' worth of tension in the recording studio, and the several previous years' worth of Lennon and McCartney 'looking down on' George as someone significantly younger and less musically talented. These excerpts help to illustrate how George was not taken seriously by either Lennon or McCartney.
Excerpt from Suply #3.125-3.126; A/B Road: January 3, Disc 4, Track 1
GEORGE: “All things must pass away.” All out. Back in. “All things must pass. All things must pass away.”
JOHN: [mock sermon] In the beginning was the word. The word was God.... [singing] I think I'll pass away.
Excerpt from Suply #3.130; A/B Road: January 3, Disc 4, Track 6
GEORGE: [to Paul] It should be where if you write a song I feels as though I wrote it. You know, in order to be involved in it as much. That was the good thing about the last album [The White Album] – it's the only album so far I've tried to get involved in.
Excerpt from Suply #6.04; A/B Road: January 6, Disc 1, Track 9
GEORGE: I wrote a gospel song over the weekend.
JOHN: According to Saint who?
GEORGE: According to the Lord. “Hear Me Lord”.
Excerpt from Sulpy #8.01; A/B Road: January 8, Disc 1, Track 1
GEORGE: [to Ringo] “I Me Mine” it's called. Should I sing it to you? I don't care if you don't want it. I don't give a fuck. It can go in the musical. It's a heavy waltz. [sings]
Excerpt from Suply #10.49; A/B Road: January 10, Disc 3, Track 2
JOHN: [plays the intro to Chuck Berry's “I'm Talking About You”]
GEORGE: I'm leaving the band now.
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