Countrywide.co.ukA house in Liverpool, England, where John Lennon spent his early years went on the auction block Tuesday and sold for 480,000 pounds, or about $770,000, around twice the price for which it was expected to sell. A reported bidding war broke out during the auction, which took place at the famous Liverpool venue The Cavern Club, with the winning bid being placed by an anonymous person via telephone from the U.S.
Lennon lived with his parents and grandparents at the home, which is located at 9 Newcastle Road in the Wavertree section of Liverpool, from the time he was born until he was about five years old. The house also is said to have partly inspired the late rock star to write the Beatles song "One After 909."
"There was a lot of interest in the property before the auction from potential buyers who lived in the U.K. and internationally," says Andrew Brown, managing director of Countrywide Property Auctions. "The auction was very exciting with a number of keen buyers bidding for the property and we are delighted to have sold such an iconic piece of The Beatles and Liverpool's history."
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