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George Harrison’s childhood home goes up for auction

"George will have learned to play the guitar in this house," explained auctioneer Paul Fairweather

By Tom Skinner

George Harrison in the studio in 'The Beatles: Get Back' documentary
George Harrison in the trailer for 'The Beatles: Get Back'. (CREDIT: Walt Disney Studios/Still).

George Harrison’s childhood home is currently up for auction.

The late Beatles guitarist moved to the Liverpool house – which is located at 25, Upton Green in Speke – when he was six years old in 1949, according to the BBC. It’s said that the family moved out of the property in 1962.

Harrison, who died in 2001, rehearsed there with Paul McCartney and John Lennon as The Quarrymen, their teenage group that later evolved into The Beatles.

“George will have learned to play the guitar in this house and the photos of the group gathering there in the early 1960s are amazing to see,” said auctioneer Paul Fairweather.

The three-bedroom home has an estimated price of £160,000-£200,000. Fairweather said that the house would be “a steal” should it sell for that figure. A Beatles fan bought the property for £156,000 when it was last on the market seven years ago.

Fairweather explained that the house retains some of its original features – including the bath, sink, doors and outbuildings – although there have been some renovations.

He also said he was expecting the upcoming documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ to spark more interest in the sale. Directed by Peter Jackson (‘The Lord Of The Rings’), the film will land as three separate parts on Disney+ between November 25 and November 27.

Meanwhile, Paul McCartney has opened up about how he never got the chance to tell John Lennon he loved him before he died in 1980. “I never really said, ‘You know, I love you man’,” he said. “I never really got round to it. So now, it is great to just realise how much I love this man.”

McCartney was speaking about his new book ‘The Lyrics’, which details the iconic musician’s life “through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career”. He recently likened the process of compiling the project to “a therapy session”.

“There were surprising memories that would come out,” he expanded, “like when I got into talking about John and was reminded of the hitchhiking trips we’d taken as kids, and with George.

“I think the whole process of analysing the songs took me to stuff that I hadn’t thought of recently, not because I didn’t want to, but because there was never a clue, never a prompt, never a trigger to think about those things.”

Calling it “a nice process, actually,” McCartney added: “Better than being with a psychiatrist!”