Young George Harrison with GuitarGeorge Harrison was born in Liverpool, England, on February 25, 1943, to Louise (née French), a Liverpool shop assistant, and Harold Hargreaves Harrison, a bus conductor. George was the last of four children, and he was born in the house where he lived for his first six years: 12 Arnold Grove, Wavertree, Liverpool.

George Harrison and his older sister Louise HarrisonWhen the Beatles landed on US soil in February 1964, it was George Harrison‘s second trip to the states. While on vacation in September 1963, he visited his sister, Louise, at 113 McCann Street in Benton, Illinois. The home where he stayed in is now the Hard Day’s Nite Bed and Breakfast. While in Illinois, Harrison also performed with a band at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Eldorado.

In an interview, Louise recalled “his real first visit to America was when he came to the midwest in September of 1963 and he met these wonderful, warm, friendly, real warm Midwesterners… school teachers, retired miners and all kinds of just wonderful people… and a little band. He had a fantastic time. He thought they were just wonderful people.”

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Dr. Winston O’Boogie was one of the pseudonyms used occasionally by John Lennon. It appeared on some of his own albums as well as those of other artists, like Elton John.

Inside Lennon’s ‘Mind Games’ album there’s a quote attributed to Dr. Winston O’Boogie: “Madness is the first sign of dandruff”

Cynthia and John LennonJohn Lennon was the first Beatle to marry when he wed Cynthia Powell on August 23, 1962, at the Mount Pleasant Register office in Liverpool. They decided to marry after finding out Cynthia was pregnant with Julian. For a while, John hid the fact that he was married and had a child, fearing there might be a backlash from female fans knowing their idol was “taken.” As it turns out, when his status as a family man was revealed it didn’t affect his popularity with fans.

John and Cynthia would later divorce in 1968.