113 McCann Street - Benton, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 59.851 W 088° 54.806
16S E 331992 N 4207266
House where George Harrison spent his first time in the United States in September, 1963.
Waymark Code: WM6FN1
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 05/26/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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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 alocal 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.
113 McCann Street Benton, Illinois

Type of location: Beatles history

Connection to The Beatles:
First place in the United States that any of the Beatles stayed.

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