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George Harrison "Blue Jay Way" house sold for $3.8 million

George Harrison "Blue Jay Way" house sold for $3.8 million

The house where George Harrison wrote “Blue Jay Way” has sold for $3.8 million (£2.5 million).

1567 Blue Jay Way Los Angeles, CA 90069 was first put on the market last April with an asking price of $4,599,000 (£3,025,657).

The “Bird Streets” of Hollywood Hills are an exclusive neighborhood overlooking the Sunset Strip. 1567 Blue Jay Way was owned by Peggy Lee's manager, Ludwig Gerber. The song was written in August 1967 at the property, where Harrison was staying with his wife Pattie, Apple Corps exec Neil Aspinall and "Magic" Alexis Mardas.

The song, which featured on the Magical Mystery Tour EP and album, begins: “There's a fog upon LA / And my friends have lost their way / ‘We'll be over soon’ they said /Now they've lost themselves instead”.

Harrison later admitted that the song was written on just such a foggy night, waiting for Beatles publicist Derek Taylor to find his way for a visit.

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