George Harrison Bought a Guitar in Small Town America

Believe it because it’s true.

In September 1963, the Beatles took a break.

The group had been on tour for almost two years straight without stopping. While the John, Paul and Ringo visited foreign countries during vacation, George Harrison decided to visit his sister, Louise, in her small town of Benton, Illinois.



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Noah Nelson

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Alum | Author of “Life: A Collection of Short Stories” and “Dana and Me” | Featured Writer on ILLUMINATION (23x).