- 27 Sep 22
The house was a practice space for Lennon's first band.
Beatles frontman John Lennon's childhood home sold at an auction for £279,000, the equivalent of €312,000.
The house is located at 1 Bloomfield Road in Allerton, Liverpool and was home to Lennon's mother, father and sisters, nearby the home of Lennon's Aunt Mimi, whom he stayed with more permanently. This house had a significant impact on the development of both Lennon's and Paul McCartney's music careers.
The duo's first band was called The Quarrymen, and crammed into the cozy three-bedroom home to rehearse as teenagers. Lennon's sister Julia Baird wrote in her memoir, "To see John, Paul, George, Pete Shotton, Ivan Vaughan, my mother and probably a couple of hangers-on scrambling around inside, trying to find a place to sit, was like a comedy act."
The auctioneer Paul Fairweather said, “This is a significant property in the history of The Beatles, famously a sanctuary for John and Paul in their Quarrymen days to come and rehearse without fear of noise complaints and to listen to the Rock n Roll records that inspired them."
The property was managed by Omega Auctions, music and entertainment specialists who also auctioned off George Harrison's home last year for £171,000.
The bidder was reportedly UK-based and bought the home for their daughter, "a huge Beatles fan."
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