- 14 Aug 23
The 2023 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction will take place in the band's hometown on Saturday 26 August.
A series of letters written by George Harrison’s mother are up for sale.
In one letter, Louise Harrison said she was “disgusted” following a Beatles concert in Manchester in 1963, criticising the Beatle-obsessed female members of the audience in particular.
"Nobody with any sense would pay and queue for a ticket just to stand on a seat and scream and not hear one sound from the stage," she said.
In the letter, which is being sold at the Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction on 26 August, Mrs Harrison said she was ""disgusted at the way the so-called fans just screamed" and “I was really ashamed I was a female.”
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The letter is one of twenty-five she wrote to Beatles fan Janet Gray being put up for auction. Ms Harrison was known for having answered thousands of letters from Beatlemaniacs across the globe.
She and Ms Gray corresponded on a regular basis during the Beatles’ rise between 1963 and 1966. The letter is expected to be sold for between £100-£150.
George’s song ‘Deep Blue’ is said to be about his mother's fatal illness and was released as a B-side to this single in support of Bangladesh's war for independence in 1971.
The Beatles’ guitarist died of cancer at 58 years of age in 2001.