George Harrison and His Sister Healed Their Years-Long Rift Before He Died

  • George Harrison’s sister moved to Illinois and promoted The Beatles there.
  • George Harrison and his sister healed their rift before his death.
  • After seeing her brother’s life, George Harrison’s sister said she would never want to be rich.
A black and white picture of George Harrison wearing a patterned jacket.
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George Harrison and his sister Louise were close in his adolescence. He visited her in Illinois, and she worked to promote The Beatles when they were first starting out as a band. Later in life, though, Harrison and Louise had a falling out. Luckily, they were able to reconcile before the end of Harrison’s life.

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“I was running around radio stations trying to get their records played,” she told the Daily Mail in 2013. “I was writing to their manager Brian Epstein every week with my research on the American music scene. He’d write back thanking me and asking if I could do the same for some of his other bands. I was really quite helpful in getting the band into the U.S.”