George Harrison Said the Sales of Beatles Memorabilia Was 'Ridiculous' and 'out of Hand'

George Harrison said sales of Beatles memorabilia were “ridiculous” and “out of hand.” It boggled the former Beatle’s mind that fans would want old pieces of paper with their autographs on them or even stranger artifacts.

George Harrison in a colored jacket in Germany, 1988.
George Harrison | Bernd Mueller/Redferns

Beatles memorabilia exploded during Beatlemania

Once Beatlemania exploded around 1963, crafty entrepreneurs sold merchandise with the band’s likenesses without their permission.

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