George Harrison celebrates his 21st birthday

On February 25th 1964, The Beatles helped George Harrison celebrate his 21st birthday, after a recording session at Abbey Road.

Earlier that day the band recorded Can't Buy Me Love, And I Love Her, I Should Have Known Better and You Can't Do That.

In the evening they rented a private room in the upstairs of the Ivy Restaurant in London. They were joined by Brian Epstein, Cilla Black, Jane Asher, George Martin and Dick James.

As well as receiving over 30,000 birthday cards from fans around the world, Harrison was presented with a golden cigarette lighter from Brian Epstein.

George Harrison's parents accepting a delivery of cards for their son's 21st birthday, February 25th 1964.

George Harrison's parents accepting a delivery of cards for their son's 21st birthday, February 25th 1964.

George Harrison's parents accepting a delivery of cards for their son's 21st birthday, February 25th 1964. 

George Harrison's parents accepting a delivery of cards for their son's 21st birthday, February 25th 1964. 

George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

 George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

 George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

 George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

 George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

 George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

 George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

  George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

  George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

  George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

  George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.

George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday, February 25th, 1964.