She’s leaving home: The Beatles’ harpist has died

She’s leaving home: The Beatles’ harpist has died


norman lebrecht

August 23, 2021

We have been notified of the death of Sheila Bromberg, the London orchestral musician who play harp on ‘She’s Leaving Home’.

Sheila was 92.

After studies at the Royal College of Music, she played harp in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Aside from the Beatles she recorded with The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Bing Crosby.

Watch video here to hear her explain how she remoulded the Beatles’ song.



  • Paul Dawson says:

    RIP. A very talented lady.

  • Gary Freer says:

    Lovely clip.

    Great insight into the skill of George Martin and the engineers at Abbey Road.