May 22, 2015

GEORGE HARRISON’S SISTER RECALLS HIS VISIT PRE-BEATLEMANIA

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In this May 25, 1964 file photo, the Beatles’ George Harrison, left, and John Lennon, are seen aboard an airplane in Los Angeles, before leaving for London. In the fall of 1963, Harrison spent two weeks visiting his sister Louise Harrison in Benton, Ill., making him the first Beatle to come to the United States. That vacation was five months before the group’s landmark live appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” launched the British invasion. While in Illinois, Harrison and the Beatles were virtually unknown in America, explaining why he enjoyed anonymity in 7,000-resident Benton. (AP Photo/File)

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