George Harrison wrote letter in 1963 pleading poverty – and included a pic of his new Jaguar


A remarkable letter in which Beatle George Harrison pleads poverty while at the same time boasting about a new Jaguar car he had just bought has come to light.

Writing just as the Beatles were on the verge of international stardom, the lead guitarist appeared concerned songwriters Paul McCartney and John Lennon would become ‘very rich’ while he would be ‘poor and hungry’.

He then outlined a money-making idea he had of writing a book about the Beatles – and wrote to friend Astrid Kirchherr in August 1963 for help.

Kirchherr, a German, had been the fiancee of the so-called fifth Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, who tragically died of a brain haemorrhage in April 1962.

Harrison wrote the lengthy letter to Astrid Kirchherr


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