George Harrison’s Liverpool childhood home to be sold at auction

Terraced house where the Beatles played early rehearsals estimated to fetch up to £200,000

George Harrison’s childhood home, where the Beatles played early rehearsals, is to go up for auction this month with an estimated price of between £160,000 and £200,000.

The three-bedroom terraced house at 25 Upton Green in the Liverpool suburb of Speke has been renovated but still has some of the features when Harrison lived there, including the original bath, sink, and outbuildings.

The Harrison family moved there in 1949 when George was six, and stayed for 12 years. It was Harrison’s base as he made his first forays into music. Having met Paul McCartney on the bus to their school, Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, he later successfully auditioned for Lennon and McCartney’s skiffle group, the Quarrymen. Various photos depict the band, who would soon become the Beatles, at the Upton Green house.

Paul Fairweather of Merseyside firm Omega Auctions said it was “truly an honour” to be hosting the sale. “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,” he said.

Viewings are by appointment in the two weeks before the 30 November auction.

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