It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Louise Harrison. Louise was the only Beatle sister, and the older sister of George Harrison MBE—the lead guitarist for The Beatles. She passed away peacefully at the age of 91 in her assisted living home in Florida on Sunday, 29th January 2023. Let’s take a look back at her life and legacy.
Who was Louise Harrison?
Louise Harrison was born in Liverpool, England in 1932 and moved to Canada with her family shortly thereafter. In 1955 she began working as an airline stewardess before moving back to England to work as a receptionist for a shipping company. She also worked part-time for a music publisher as well as for her brother’s band The Beatles during their early years.
In addition to being George’s sister, Louise was also an accomplished musician herself. She released several solo singles throughout the 1960s and toured extensively with her band Louise & The Lowbrows throughout North America in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She also co-wrote several songs with her brother which were performed by his band Wings.
Louise devoted much of her time later in life to preserving George’s legacy by speaking publicly about him as well as hosting events such as “George Fest” —an all-star tribute concert held annually since 2014 on what would have been George’s birthday (February 25th).
Louise Harrison Obituary
Louise Harrison will be remembered fondly by those whose lives she touched over the years—from family members and friends to fans around the world who were inspired by both her music and her commitment to keeping George’s memory alive. Her spirit will live on through those who knew her best and through her body of work which will continue to inspire generations to come. Rest in peace, Louise!
Tributes Pour To Louise Harrison Death
Louise Harrison, older sister of George Harrison, has passed on peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 29th. She was a intelligent, charming and funny lady. Frequent guest at Beatlefest. She was instrumental in helping launch the Beatles here in the United States, as she lived in Benton Illinois for many years. She was promoting the then relatively unknown Beatles to many radio stations. Rest in peace dear lady. I’m very sad indeed.