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Beatle's terraced home sold for £156,000

The childhood terraced home in Liverpool of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has sold at auction Credit: PA

The childhood terraced home in Liverpool of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has sold at auction for £156,000.

The property, at 25 Upton Green in the Speke area, was the musician's home for a decade from 1949 after his parents Harold and Louise moved in following an 18-year spell on the council house waiting list.

The three-bedroom home was sold at the city's Cavern Club by Countrywide Property Auctions, which last year famously auctioned the house of another Beatle - John Lennon.

Childhood homes of Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney at Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool have been acquired by the National Trust for fans to visit.

Earlier this year another auction at the Cavern Club saw the sale of one of the band's earliest know photos playing at the legendary club.

The Liverpool terraced house sold at auction for £156,000. Credit: PA

Iconic Abbey Road album cover images go up for sale

All six images taken for the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover are going up for sale.

Photographer Iain MacMillan had only ten minutes to take the photos, so he asked the band to cross the road a few times, before Paul McCartney chose the now iconic front cover image.

Little did fans know at the time that the album, recorded in 1969, was the last time the Fab Four would work together.

Door of Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home to go under the hammer

The front door taken from the childhood home of Sir Paul McCartney Credit: PA

Beatles fans are expected to pay out thousands of pounds for the chance to own the old front door from Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home.

The door, from the former Beatle's home in Forthlin Road, Liverpool, is up for auction as part of Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale on September 3 and is expected to fetch around £8,000.

McCartney's family moved to the council house in 1956 and it is where the band first rehearsed and where early hits including Love Me Do and I Saw Her Standing There were written.

The door was removed when the house was refurbished in 1978 and has passed through several hands before being offered for sale.

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Oscar-winning director Ron Howard to make Beatles' film

Oscar-winning director Ron Howard is to make a new documentary chronicling the early part of The Beatles' career, with the full support of the band and their families.

The Fab Four Credit: PA

His film will focus on the period from their days performing in Liverpool's Cavern Club and their Hamburg residency up to their final paying concert in San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966.

Howard - who picked up an Academy Award for A Beautiful Mind - will cover what are known as "the touring years" in his film. After the Candlestick Park show, the Fab Four concentrated on the studio, playing publicly on only one other occasion with their rooftop gig in 1969 at their Savile Row HQ in London.

Ron Howard Credit: PA

The new film is being made with the "full cooperation" of Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison - Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.

Howard said he was "excited and honoured" to be working "on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964".

Star line up: Sir Paul McCartney and Johnny Depp

Sir Paul McCartney Credit: PA

Sir Paul McCartney joins up with Hollywood star Johnny Depp for his new video but fans of the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor could be forgiven for not spotting him on film.

The star has a blink-and-you'll miss him appearance as a blues musician in the video for Sir Paul's new single Early Days.

Johnny Depp Credit: PA

Video director Vincent Haycock says it's inspired by the Beatles' love for early American rock 'n' roll and blues. It ends with a group of musicians jamming including Depp.

He said: 'Paul's scene was incredibly fun to create. It was just him, some blues players and Johnny Depp jamming all day.'

Sir Paul resumed touring this weekend after he had been forced to take nearly two months off due to a virus that left him in hospital.

The musician - who recently turned 72 - pulled out of shows in Japan and the US due to a mystery bug after doctors ordered him to rest.

Blue Plaque celebrates the life of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein.

The Blue Plaque celebrates the life of Beatles’ Manager Brian Epstein. Credit: billelms.com

Former Coronation Street actor Andrew Lancel has unveiled a Blue Plaque to celebrate the life of Beatles manager, Brian Epstein.

The Southport actor is due to resume his role Brian in the play Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles, when the production opens in London’s West End at the end of July.

The Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque was unveiled at Sutherland House, at 5/6 Argyll Street, next door to the London Palladium.

The property was the base of Epstein's company NEMS Enterprises, which occupied offices on the fifth floor of the building from the height of Beatlemania in 1964 until shortly after his death in August 1967 at the age of 32.

Lancel with Epstein co-star Will Finlayson at yesterday's event. Credit: billelms.com

Also at the ceremony yesterday were actress Vicki Michelle, President of the Heritage Foundation, and Geoffrey Ellis, who became Chief Executive Administrator of NEMS Enterprises Ltd and was based in the building from 1964 to 1967.

In a message to the event's organisers, Sir Paul McCartney said: "I know Brian would have been very proud to think that he had earned a Blue Plaque in the West End of London.

"He played a very important role in guiding the career of us Beatles and more than that he was a lovely man whose friendship we all valued and who I will always remember with great fondness. Congratulations Brian. Love from Paul McCartney."

Lancel said “I am truly honoured to have been part of the official party to unveil a prestigious Blue Plaque in Brian’s honour.

"Brian was a pioneer who worked tirelessly for his artists, and what he achieved was remarkable.

"It is very fitting there is now a permanent reminder to recognise his contribution to the world music scene."

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