Benton, Illinois: Marker: First Beatle in America

Unveiled 50 years after the fact, a historical marker points out that George Harrison was the first Beatle in America when he visited with his sister Louise for two weeks, in Benton, in September 1963. The other Beatles didn't arrive in America until four months later.
Address:
Public Square, Benton, IL
Directions:
The marker stands next to a little gazebo on the extreme southeast corner of Benton's courthouse square, east of S. Main St. and south of E. Main St., in the parking lot of the antiques mall.
Admission:
Free
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First Beatle historical marker.

Marker: First Beatle in America

The "first Beatle" sign is by the band stage, right off the town square.

[Ashley, 07/18/2016]

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Franklin County Garage MuseumFranklin County Garage Museum, Benton, IL - < 1 mi.
Charlie Birger Gallows and George Harrison ArtifactsCharlie Birger Gallows and George Harrison Artifacts, Benton, IL - < 1 mi.
Giant George Harrison Cut-OutGiant George Harrison Cut-Out, Benton, IL - < 1 mi.
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