John Lennon’s Mother’s Home Goes to Auction

The former Liverpool home of John Lennon’s mother Julia is going to auction at Liverpool Town Hall on March 31, for the surprisingly reasonable starting price of £120,000. She resided in the semi-detached property in the 1950s and ’60s.

BBC reports that though the famous Beatle never lived in the three-bedroom home (he lived down the street with his aunt Mimi), he regularly visited his mother and would practice guitar at the house. His aunt referred to the place as the “house of sin” due to Julia’s refusal to marry her live-in partner.

“John spent many years of his youth learning and practicing his music under the direction of his mother, who was a great influence on his early musical career,” said Geoff Guest, auction director of Venmore properties, which is selling the house.

Lennon memorabilia has previously sold at auction for prices like $3 million for original manuscripts (see Beatles Sold! John Lennon Manuscripts Score $3 Million), $28,000 for a letter from John to Yoko (see John Lennon Letter Praising Yoko Ono Fetches $28K) and $1 million for a guitar (see John Lennon Guitar Could Fetch $1 Million at Auction).

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