When you get back to LA, would you go to Dark Horse and take a picture of Olivia?”
“You want me to walk in there and take a picture of her?” I said, not hiding my surprise. Olivia Arias was the secretary at Dark Horse Records, George’s company in America.
“Well, I been talking to her on the phone a lot,” he said, a little sheepishly. “You know, we really have a connection. Sometimes we talk for hours. I just want to know if she’s as beautiful as she sounds.”
I flew back to LA and even stopped by Dark Horse Records to meet Olivia, a stunning Mexican-American girl with long dark hair and big brown eyes. But I never did take her picture. I couldn’t imagine any other woman in George’s life but Pattie. And if he really wanted to meet Olivia, he could walk into her office and introduce himself. Which is exactly what he did. From all accounts, it was love at first sight.
— NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1974, Chris O’Dell, “Miss O’Dell, My Long Days and Hard Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Woman They Loved” (via beatlesneveroutofstyle)