Beatles Lead Guitarist George Harrison’s Rented “Blue Jay Way” Home Sold for $3.8 Million
The Los Angeles retreat, which "The Beatles" lead guitarist George Harrison once rented, has sold for a cool $3.8 million after sitting on the listing market for almost a year. The home is where Harrison wrote his hit song "Blue Jay Way".
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Harrison was waiting for some friends to arrive at his rented place. However, his pals lost their way in the fog and delayed their little party. Still awaiting their arrival, Harrison picked at the Hammond organ that his landlord had left and composed the spooky sounding song which they released on their "Magical Mystery Tour Album", reports Curbed.
"Derek Taylor got held up. He rang to say he'd be late. I told him on the phone that the house was in Blue Jay Way. And he said he could find it OK... he could always ask a cop. So I waited and waited. I felt really knackered with the flight, but I didn't want to go to sleep until he came. There was a fog and it got later and later. To keep myself awake, just as a joke to pass the time while I waited, I wrote a song about waiting for him in Blue Jay Way. There was a little Hammond organ in the corner of this house which I hadn't noticed until then... so I messed around on it and the song came", Harrison said in an interview.
Actually, "Blue Jay Way" is a street located in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. That is where the song's name comes from.
According to the listing records at Redfin, the single-family home is spread across an area of 4116 square feet sitting on a 0.4 acre lot. The residence has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The "U" shaped two-story home has slider glass doors, large windows and offers lovely views of the city and the ocean.
Living spaces include a family room, a living room, a dining area, a media room and maid's quarters. Outside, the home has a heated private pool, two covered parking spaces and two garage spaces.
Check out the photos of the home here.