Formerly Blacklers Store (where George was an electrician’s apprentice) - what is now Whetherspoon’s, Great Charlotte Street, Liverpool.

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"I had a short go at being an electrician’s apprentice, but I kept blowing things up so I got dumped." - George Harrison, at a ’60s press conference

"[G]iven the job of maintaining the lights in Blackler’s Christmas grotto, he’d fused them, casting a Scouse Santa and a queue of excited kiddies into darkness. It was something for George and Arthur Kelly to laugh about during Blackler’s Christmas dance at the Grafton Ballroom." - From The Beatles: All These Years - Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

"[The Cavern’s electrical troubles meant that, frequently, the fuses would blow] As often as not, George would go round the back to fix the fault while John and Paul entertained the audience." - From The Beatles: All These Years - Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

"I enjoyed it [the apprenticeship]. It was better than school. And with winter coming on, it was nice to be in a big warm shop. We used to play darts most of the time." - George Harrison, The Beatles by Hunter Davies

"The boy who snagged the window-dressing job before George could get there, Peter Cottenden, became his best pal at Blackler’s. He was just a year older than George and their friendship was rooted in a quickly discovered mutual love of Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. ‘George was a nice lad, really a very nice lad, and we got on well. He had to wear a grey boiler-suit all day and every day. I remember one job he did: he had a bucket of water, a rag, a paintbrush and a stepladder, and he had to clean out the fluorescent lights. It wasn’t exactly electrical, but it was where an apprentice began.’
Almost the first thing George did after joining Blackler’s was nip around the corner to Hessy’s on Whitechapel to buy another guitar. It was payday, 20 November [1959], and he picked out a solid-body electric [the Futurama].” - From The Beatles: All These Years - Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

"So I got a job cleaning all the lights with a paintbrush, all those tubes to keep clean, and at Christmas I kept the grotto clean and occasionally we broke the lifts so we could have a skive in the liftshaft and then also there was darts. I learned to play darts and I learned how to drink fourteen pints of beer and three rum and blackcurrants and eat two hamburgers (Wimpys) all in one session. All this I learned and at night we were doing gigs and we got the gig to go to Scotland. I went and told the boss at Blacklers ‘I’m leaving, I’m sorry.’ This was great, really nice to say. Still only seventeen and I resign! They really got their money’s worth out of me; they sent me off to Bootle to lay one of those big ten-phase cables in a warehouse which they owned. Thirty bob a week I got." - George Harrison, I Me Mine

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Courtesy of YouTube (user: Beatle Maniac), The Beatles’ BBC cover version of Eddie Fontaine’s “Nothin’ Shakin’”, with George on lead vocal. Available on Live at the BBC.

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"Waiting For The Beatles: An Apple Scruffs Story" by Carol Bedford - Excerpt 9
Just a note: This is probably best taken with a grain of salt; without wanting to offend anyone… as I’m not too certain about the truth and accuracy of all that is in this book.

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Scan - George Harrison photographed at an early Beatles publicity photo session, Liverpool, 1962
Photo: Les Chadwick
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"But when he did talk about the things I wanted to talk about, his mood changed. He became less intense, more reflective and even wistful.
He told me about how he would drive up to Liverpool for secret visits.
He said: ‘I just look at all the places and say, ‘there’s where I was born, there’s where I lived, there’s where I went to school, there’s where the Cavern got knocked down.’
'My friends were really John, Paul and Ringo and we all moved at the same time. I do miss Liverpool.'” - George Harrison to CNN's Mark Davies, 1992 (Source)

Scan - George Harrison photographed at an early Beatles publicity photo session, Liverpool, 1962

Photo: Les Chadwick

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"But when he did talk about the things I wanted to talk about, his mood changed. He became less intense, more reflective and even wistful.

He told me about how he would drive up to Liverpool for secret visits.

He said: ‘I just look at all the places and say, ‘there’s where I was born, there’s where I lived, there’s where I went to school, there’s where the Cavern got knocked down.’

'My friends were really John, Paul and Ringo and we all moved at the same time. I do miss Liverpool.'” - George Harrison to CNN's Mark Davies, 1992 (Source)

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Song: A Picture of You
Artist: The Beatles
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"This track hails from The Beatles’ first BBC session that George Harrison took on a lead vocal. It was also the last BBC session that Pete Best played drums on as one of The Beatles. George covers “A Picture Of You” which was already a hit song at the time of the session by Joe Brown and the Bruvvers. You may remember Joe Brown from his performances a few years ago at the Concert For George, but like The Beatles, his beginnings as a musician date back to the British skiffle movement of the late 1950′s. This session was recorded at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester, UK on June 11, 1962 and also included “Ask Me Why” and “Besame Mucho.” The sound quality here is as good as it gets for this recording of a dated radio broadcast, though at the time, things were on their way to getting better for the band. The Beatles were within 3 months of recording their first single and changing the world.” - HappyNatThe Beatles Rarity

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"Ringo always used to say George was the most social ‘recluse’ he knew. If you came to the house, there would always be people there. If he walked in the room now, he would make you smile. He had a great presence, and he was an uplifting person. He could be grumpy too, but he didn’t like people around him to be unhappy. He liked everyone to be having a good time. Otherwise it was a waste of life. People say life is too short and it is."
— Olivia Harrison on her late husband George, The Independent, 19 October 2005
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Courtesy of YouTube, or rather British Pathe, The Beatles being awarded two Carl Alan Awards by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, on 23 March 1964.

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Scan - Olivia and George Harrison, 2001

"I love you, George. The joys, sorrows, lessons and love we shared are more than enough to fill my heart until we meet again." - Olivia Harrison, from ‘A Few Words About George’, Harrison by the editors of Rolling Stone

Scan - Olivia and George Harrison, 2001

"I love you, George. The joys, sorrows, lessons and love we shared are more than enough to fill my heart until we meet again." - Olivia Harrison, from ‘A Few Words About George’, Harrison by the editors of Rolling Stone
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