Letters from George Harrison’s mum reveal her horror at Beatles fans

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Louise Harrison wrote of her disgust at screaming fans in letters to be sold at annual Liverpool Beatles Auction

In an inflammatory 1964 essay on the “menace of Beatlism”, the historian and commentator Paul Johnson described the fans who screamed themselves into hysteria as “the least fortunate of their generation, the dull, the idle, the failures”.

He wasn’t alone. A newly revealed letter from George Harrison’s mum shows that she was similarly horrified.

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