Beatles’ Harrison forged bandmates’ signatures to please dying fan

May 2nd, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Paul McCartney London, May 2 (ANI): Late Beatles member George Harrison is said to have once forged the signatures of other band members, just to make a dying fan’s wish come true.

Harrison forged the signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on photos sent to leukaemia victim Ann Bartlett, 16.

Ann and a pal, living in Barnet, North London, in the mid 1960s, had given the drawings of their idols to a neighbour, who happened to be the group’s dentist.

Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001, is thought to have realised he could not get all the signatures in time and so copied them himself.

“I’d heard in London that George was the master forger of the group,” the Sun quoted Ann’s dad Harry, now in Rickinghall, Norfolk, as saying.

And yesterday the two black-and-white pictures fetched 1,300 pounds to boost research into the disease.

“It adds a certain something and it’s actually quite nice,” Andrew Bullock, of auctioneers Keys in Aylsham, added. (ANI)

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