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George Harrison‘s childhood home in Liverpool has sold for just over $250,000 at an auction held at the legendary Cavern Club in the English city.
Liverpool Echo reported that Harrison’s former house went to a Beatles fan who had tried and failed to buy John Lennon‘s home last year.
Harrison, who died in 2001, lived at 25 Upton Green, in the Speke area of Liverpool, from the age of 6. Along with Lennon and Paul McCartney, the trio held rehearsals at the three-bedroom house years before they teamed up with Ringo Starr and went on to worldwide success with The Beatles.
The winning bidder was Beatles fanatic Jackie Holmes from London, who reportedly held off competition from an American telephone bidder and a reserve bidder from Liechtenstein. Holmes told the Echo: “I’m absolutely thrilled. This was the house where the Beatles rehearsed, and now I own it. I missed out on John Lennon’s house last year, so this is just a dream come true.”
Holmes told the Echo she may well move to Liverpool after buying the house and also said she intended to put one of the rooms back to the way it was in the 1960s.
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The sale of Harrison’s childhood home comes after Lennon’s former childhood home at 9 Newcastle Road, in Wavertree, sold at auction for $770,000 in October.
Beatles’ memorabilia is incredibly popular and even the most unusual items associated with the band fetch high prices. Lennon’s handwritten lyrics, artwork and even his tooth have all been sold at auction in recent years.
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