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Why George Harrison’s father punched his son’s teacher

Why George Harrison’s father punched his son’s teacher

Why George Harrison’s father punched his son’s teacher
December 04
12:17 2021

When The Beatles were educated in Liverpool during the post-war years, it was an incomparable experience to today. Health and safety measures were none existent, and the wellbeing of the students appeared to be nothing more than an afterthought.

Teachers were free to rule the roost without any fear of consequences from their superiors. They could punish children however they wished without facing repercussions, even though they were putting students at harm.

While George Harrison’s teachers didn’t have to sweat over their bosses potentially punishing them for their actions, what they didn’t consider was his father, Harold, and his willingness to intervene. When teachers unleashed the cane on George due to his mischievous behaviour, his father became the hero of Liverpool Institute High School for Boys.

It’s worth noting that Harrison’s future bandmate, Paul McCartney, was no stranger to the whip either. During a chat show appearance in the 1980s, he remembered how he’d often get “six of the best” from the authority who took a dislike to him because of his appearance.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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