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George Harrison's childhood home to be sold at auction

George Harrison's childhood home is to be auctioned. Credit: All Action/EMPICS Entertainment/PA images.

The childhood home of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison is to be put up for auction later this month.

The property, at 25 Upton Green in the Speke area of Liverpool, is expected to fetch more than £100,000.

It will be auctioned on October 20 at a sale at Liverpool's famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles began their musical career.

George Harrison's childhood home is to be auctioned. Credit: Countrywide Property Auctions.

Harrison, who died in 2001 after being diagnosed with cancer, lived in the three-bedroom home at Upton Green for a decade from 1949 with his parents Harold and Louise.

The guitarist was around five when he moved to the house. By the time his family moved on 10 years later, he had joined the line-up of The Quarrymen - the group that later became The Beatles.

Former Beatle part of Pinochet 'torture soundtrack'

Prisoners captured under the rule of Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet were subjected to a "torture soundtrack" of songs by Julio Iglesias and former Beatle George Harrison, it has emerged.

The solo material of former Beatle George Harrison (above) was used as part of a "torture soundtrack" under Chilean dictator, Pinochet. Credit: PA

Loud music played during a torture session was part of the psychological suffering endured by prisoners held in Pinochet's notorious torture houses, concentration camps and prisons.

Harrison's My Sweet Lord, [the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's film A Clockwork Orange, and songs by Spanish crooner Iglesias were played for days at a time, former prisoners told researchers.

Dr Katia Chornik, a researcher from University of Manchester investigated the use of music on prisoner's in Pinochet's regime.

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