George Harrison wrote letter in 1963 pleading poverty - and included a pic of his new Jaguar

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A remarkable letter in which Beatle George Harrison pleads poverty while at the same time boasting about a new Jaguar car he had just bought has come to light.

Writing just as the Beatles were on the verge of international stardom, the lead guitarist appeared concerned songwriters Paul McCartney and John Lennon would become 'very rich' while he would be 'poor and hungry'.

He then outlined a money-making idea he had of writing a book about the Beatles - and wrote to friend Astrid Kirchherr in August 1963 for help.

Kirchherr, a German, had been the fiancee of the so-called fifth Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, who tragically died of a brain haemorrhage in April 1962.

Four months earlier Kirchherr had accompanied Paul, George and Ringo Starr on holiday to Tenerife and took some intimate photographs of the band.

In the letter that is now up for sale for £20,000, Harrison asked her to send him the photos so he could use them in his book.

He also included a tongue-in-cheek pic of his new Jaguar while lamenting his lifestyle.

By: Adam Aspinall

Source: The Daily Mirror


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