The Beatles: John Lennon and Ringo Starr missed George Harrison's 'chaotic' wedding

Saturday, February 20, 2021

In 1966 The Beatles were incredibly famous but had not hit their stride yet. The quartet had already released albums such as Help!, Rubber Soul and Revolver, but in the years to come the Fab Four would release The White Album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. It is because of their fame that the band’s manager, Brian Epstein, asked Harrison to forgo a large wedding to his bride-to-be, Boyd.

Instead of a church wedding, Harrison arranged to get hitched to his first love at a registry office in Epsom, Surrey and to keep it as low-key as possible.

Harrison and Boyd didn’t tell many people and just brought a few close friends to the event.

Paul McCartney was Harrison’s best man and Epstein attended the nuptials as well.

The other half of The Beatles, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, did not attend the wedding.

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