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A group of documents and letters relating to George Harrison from the early 1970s, most notably a handwritten first draft in purple pen by Harrison for his 1971 song "Bangla Desh." The song was written to raise awareness for refugees in East Pakistan, and Harrison started to organize The Concert for Bangladesh around the same time with help from his friend Ravi Shankar.
The documents also include a typed, signed letter to Harrison from Terry Mellis on Apple stationery dated June 3, 1971, with a handwritten response from Harrison below that asks Mellis to get a list of all payments made so far to contractors; a handwritten Krishna Chant draft by Harrison similar to the ones in his 2001 book Living in the Material World; various handwritten to-do lists and phone numbers written by Harrison and his ex-wife, Pattie Boyd; handwritten letters from Harrison's friend and artist Klaus Voormann, who designed The Beatles' 1966 Revolver album cover; a handwritten note with envelope from Rick Nelson's wife, Kris, to George and Pattie; and other letters, documents, and invitations relating to Harrison from that period. Accompanied by a copy of Living in the Material World.


Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches

The Beatles

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Estimate £50,000 - £60,000May 9, 2019