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Old Feb 24, 2003, 08:02 PM   #1
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Harrison's guitar on show


Harrison was known as the "quiet Beatle"
Late Beatle George Harrison's first guitar is to go on display on what would have been his 60th birthday.
Harrison bought the acoustic guitar in the mid-1950s for three pound and 10 shillings.

His mother Louise had given him the money to buy the guitar from a classmate when he was 12 or 13 years old.

The Egmond guitar is now worth an estimated at 500,000.

The guitar has been loaned indefinitely to the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool by a British collector who bought in it in the US.

Harrison died on 29 November last year after losing his battle with cancer at the age of 58.

'Legacy'

He would have been 60 on 25 February and it is expected fans will descend on the museum to see the latest addition and to pay tribute to their hero.

Museum curator Sandy Quayle said the guitar "captures the very birth of George's musical legacy and the legacy of the Beatles".

"It is a simple, cheap guitar but to me that makes it all the more beautiful," she said.


Sandra Quayle is honoured to have Harrison's guitar at the museum
"This represents a time when musical instruments became affordable to everyone and any group of lads could form a skiffle band.

"George was caught up in that skiffle fever and that is how the Beatles started."

Harrison fought cancer for a number of years and following his death his widow Olivia said he had accepted that he was dying.

A host of stars including former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr held a tribute concert at London's Royal Albert Hall last year to celebrate the life and music of the "quiet Beatle".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2794383.stm
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Thanks for the article, beatlz!
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Thanks! I wish I owned that guitar.
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Thank you for the article. I wish I lived nearer to Liverpool. I would have loved to have been there today.
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