Monday, February 25, 2013
George Harrison's Birthday Confusion
For many years, I've heard that George's birthday was actually on the 24th rather than the 25th but I've learned since that that was, and still is, a load of crap. It was said that George was born 10 minutes before midnight but here's the fact: George was born 10 minutes AFTER midnight. Not before. I do know who was the one who started this ridiculous rumor- it's an author who has written many books about the Beatles, I will even admit as far as owning a few. He may be a pretty good researcher on interview archives but when it comes to facts- especially regarding George's birth- that he's not good at. My mom actually asked the birthday confusion to George's sister Louise who confirmed that George was born on the 25th. NOT the 24th. She said it was a load of rubbish. Now, I don't know about you, but I would rather much believe the SISTER who was there and watched George grow up as a baby till he was a little boy before she moved to America after getting married rather some bullshit author who would change dates around. Poor George, even he got sucked into this whirlwind of rumors and uncertainty.
This same guy that started this sick rumor claimed that George's middle name was Harold. George Harold Harrison. Don't believe that! It's plain George Harrison. No middle name. There was no middle name on the birth certificate as it did with John Winston Lennon and James Paul McCartney. I've seen copies of all their birth certificates and on George's, there was no Harold. The only Harold on the birth certificate was his father. George also has a brother named Harold. Both of his brothers have middle names but not George (weirdly enough). Both George and Ringo do not have middle names.
So to be clear:
Lie: George Harold Harrison was born on February 24, 1943
Truth: George Harrison was born on February 25, 1943