George Harrison's Childhood Home Up for Auction at Cavern Club, Expected to Fetch $161K
On Oct. 20, a new owner will be able to move into the house at 25 Upton Green in Liverpool, England, where Beatles guitarist George Harrison was raised. According to ABC Radio News, the house is expected to go for about $161,000 when it is auctioned off at the Cavern Club, the same venue that hosted Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon before they met Ringo Starr and became The Beatles.
Harrison lived at the three-bedroom residency from 1949 to the early '60s, the Liverpool Echo reported. After meeting McCatrney and Lennon, the trio's pre-Beatles group, The Quarrymen, often rehearsed at Harrison's house. Pictures of the renovated home can be found here.
Stephen Giddins, a sales director for the agency dealing with the home, said, "The Beatles, arguably one the biggest bands of all time, still attract thousands of visitors to Liverpool each year, so to get the opportunity to offer for sale George Harrison's childhood home is very exciting. Taking into consideration the location, the property itself and the background we expect a lot of interest locally and internationally and would urge all interested parties to register their details as soon as possible to ensure they don't miss out on this rare opportunity."
The house is listed on the Countrywide Property Auctions page.
Harrison, known as "The Quiet Beatle," died in 2001 due to complications from lung cancer. A slew of famous artists gathered to honor the guitarist last month at George Fest in Los Angeles. Performers included Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne, Conan O'Brien and Harrison's son, Dhani.
Interestingly, Lennon's childhood home pulled in more than $770,000 a year ago.