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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.

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George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

A pine tree planted in memory of George Harrison has died because of a beetle infestation.

Tye Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon Credit: Pa News/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The sapling was planted in 2004 in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, and by 2013 it had grown to more than 10 feet tall.

But the park's trees have often succumbed to bark ladybird beatles.

Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge confirmed that the famous tree will be replanted, the LA Times reported.

50 years since the Beatles conquered America

Fifty years ago, the Beatles made a name for themselves on the other side of the Atlantic.

50 years ago, Beatles arrived to New York for their first US tour. Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Screaming women, the trademark of Beatlemania Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Upon their return, 4,000 fans welcomed The Beatles in London. Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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New Beatles music video released with song collection

A new music video for The Beatles' song Words of Love has been released to accompany a collection of live recordings made by the Fab Four at the BBC.

The music video uses archive footage of Liverpool's favorite sons, but incorporates computer graphics to give it a modern twist.

Video courtesy of Universal Records

'The Beatles: On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2' comes nearly 20 years after the first collection was released in 1994.

It features 63 tracks, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter.

John Lennon's childhood home sells for £480,000

John Lennon's childhood home has sold for almost half a million pounds - despite going on the market for just £150,000.

The property in Wavertree, Liverpool, sold for went for £480,000 at auction in the Cavern Club. Credit: Handout.

The property at 9 Newcastle Road in Wavertree, Liverpool, where the Beatles singer/songwriter lived from his birth in 1940, went for £480,000 at auction in the Cavern Club.

An anonymous American fan of the Fab Four placed the winning bid over the phone, exceeding by far the guide price set at between £150,000 and £250,000.

Paul McCartney fills Covent Garden with surprise gig

Sir Paul McCartney surprised passers-by with an unannounced free gig in central London today - echoing his famous rooftop gig with The Beatles 44 years ago.

Covent Garden was packed with fans and tourists. Credit: PA

Thousands of people gathered in the cobbled Covent Garden piazza and got a grandstand view from the balcony of the market building opposite.

Sir Paul McCartney played songs from his new album. Credit: PA

Onlookers started gathering at around 11am after they twigged the musician may be playing after spotting one of his flight cases. The truck - forming his makeshift stage - pulled into the square at about 6am, with stacks of speakers set up in front.

Fans filmed much of the concert on their phones. Credit: PA

Sir Paul McCartney plays surprise Covent Garden gig

Sir Paul McCartney surprised passers-by with an unannounced free gig in central London today - echoing his famous rooftop gig with The Beatles 44 years ago.

The star replaced the jugglers and living statues who often gather around St Paul's Church in Covent Garden to perform a selection of new tracks from the back of a truck.

Onlookers started gathering at around 11am after they twigged the musician may be playing after spotting one of his flight cases.

Fans tweeted:

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