The childhood home of late Beatles guitarist, George Harrison is set to be auctioned off. The youngest of four children, Harrison lived at 25 Upton Green, Speke, Liverpool from 1950 until 1962.
According to Omega Auctions, this three-bedroomed terraced house “became a regular rehearsal venue for The Quarrymen”, Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison’s first band as teenagers, “and then latterly The Beatles.”
Although the property has been through renovations over the years, some original features remain from Harrison’s time living there. The listing states that the original bath, sink and outbuildings are all still in tact and as they were during those swinging years.
A large kitchen dresser unit which “would have originally been in the kitchen when George and his family lived there” is also included within the sale. At an auction at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club in 2014, the house has previously sold for £156,000 (then around €210,572).
The auction house also notes that whoever purchases the property is eligible for a coveted blue plaque. This symbolises a British historical designation honouring the notable women and men, such as Harrison, who have previously lived or worked in buildings.
The expected sale price is estimated to fetch somewhere between £160,000 and £200,000 (€187,188 – €233,985) when the house goes under the hammer in an online auction on November 30th. Omega Auctions describes the sale as a “truly unique opportunity to own the property where George Harrison spent his formative years and that played an important part in helping The Beatles flourish.”
Harrison has writing credits from his time in The Beatles, with the songs, Taxman, Here Comes the Sun, and Something. Once the band famously split in 1970, the former Beatle embarked on a successful solo career, topping the UK singles charts with his 1971 hit, My Sweet Lord, which became the most played song in 2018.