The former home of John Lennon’s mother has been sold at auction for £279,000.
The home, on Blomfield Road in Liverpool, is said to have played an “important role” in the development of a young John and fellow Beatle Paul McCartney.
John’s sisters, Julia and Jackie, lived there with their mother, Julia, and her partner John ‘Bobby’ Dykins, between 1950 and 1958.
The property is a large, three bedroom, semi-detached home with gardens to the front, side and back.
John lived with his aunt Mimi at nearby Menlove Avenue and was a frequent visitor to the home on Blomfield Road during the 1950s.
As a teenager, John’s first band, the Quarrymen, practised at the Blomfield Road residence, with Paul McCartney visiting frequently from the summer of 1957 onwards.
The property was offered by music and entertainment specialists Omega Auctions, who previously sold a house that George Harrison lived in for £171,000.
The auction house said that the winning bidder for the Blomfield Road home was UK-based and a huge Beatles fan.
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.
“We’re very pleased with the final selling price and are excited to see what plans the new owner has for the house.”