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Candid photographs of George Harrison, John Lennon and Yoko Ono at landmark Bangladesh benefit gig to fetch thousands

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A set of candid photographs featuring George Harrison, John Lennon and Yoko Ono ahead of the Concert for Bangladesh have emerged for sale and are expected to sell for thousands at auction. In the photographs, the former Beatles appear to be on good terms despite the Fab Four splitting up a year before the landmark benefit gig in 1971. Sotheby's are placing the set of photographs, soon to be exhibited in New York, under the hammer at the A Rock N Roll History: From Presley to Punk auction on June 24.

The photographs show Lennon smiling and joking around and Yoko Ono engaged in conversation with a frosty looking Harrison. The late Harrison asked all his former bandmates to perform and it would have been the first time the group would have appeared on stage together in the U.S. since 1966. Drummer Ringo Starr and Lennon agreed but McCartney refused due to a rift over the legal problems the Beatles split had caused. But just days before the Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in New York Harrison and Lennon's friendship waned because of a row over Yoko Ono performing on the bill with Lennon.

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Source: The Daily Mail, UK

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