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George and Pattie visit San Francisco

George Harrison and Pattie Boyd visited Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, on August 7th, 1967.

After six days spent in Los Angeles the couple, along with Neil Aspinal and Derek Taylor, traveled to San Francisco to see Pattie's sister Jenny Boyd; they decided to visit the famous hippy district of Haight-Ashbury while there.

George later described naively expecting spiritually enlightened people. But instead it was mostly spotty kids getting high.

According to Pattie Boyd the crowd they were with became hostile when Harrison turned down an offer of drugs. The couple and their company were forced to run to their limousine where they were chased by hippies and had their car shook. 

The couple flew back to London via New York on August 9th; along with Neil Aspinall and Alex Mardas.

One week prior to visiting San Francisco, George wrote Blue Jay Way while staying at a house in the Hollywood Hills. The song later appeared on Magical Mystery Tour.  

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.  

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

 

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

 Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

 Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, August 1967.