Hard Day's Nite Bed & Breakfast - Benton, Illinois
Posted by: BruceS
N 37° 59.851 W 088° 54.806
16S E 331992 N 4207266
Quick Description: Bed and breakfast with Beetles history in Benton, Illinois
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2009 4:06:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM6H9Q
Bed and breakfast where George Harrison of the Beetles spent his first nights in the United States. During some vacation time after the massive success of Beatles in England and Europe earlier in 1963, an "unknown" George Harrison, along with his brother, Peter, came to the United State in September, 1963 to visit their sister, Louise Harrison-Caldwell who lived in this house in Benton, Illinois. He stayed for a couple weeks with his sister. During his visit he was interviewed on the air on a local radio station WFRX by teenager disc jockey, Marsha Shaffer, who had also played the first Beatles song in the United States in June of 1963. He also played with a local rock band, 4 Vests, at a near by VFW Hall in Eldorado, Illinois.
The house is now operated as a bed & breakfast called the Hard Day's Nite B&B and has a small museum with Beatles memorabilia.
Name: Hard Days Night Bed & Breakfas
113 McCann Street
Benton, Illinois United States
Phone Number: 618-438-2328
Web Site URL: [Web Link]
Number of Rooms: 4
Geographical Setting: Small Town/Village
Special Features: Beetles memorabilia
Proprietor/Owner: Not listed
Dates/Seasons Open: Not listed
Menu Specialties: Not listed
Languages Spoken: Not listed
Area Attractions: Not listed
Rating: Not listed
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