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Beatle's terraced home sold for £156,000

The childhood terraced home in Liverpool of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has sold at auction Credit: PA

The childhood terraced home in Liverpool of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has sold at auction for £156,000.

The property, at 25 Upton Green in the Speke area, was the musician's home for a decade from 1949 after his parents Harold and Louise moved in following an 18-year spell on the council house waiting list.

The three-bedroom home was sold at the city's Cavern Club by Countrywide Property Auctions, which last year famously auctioned the house of another Beatle - John Lennon.

Childhood homes of Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney at Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool have been acquired by the National Trust for fans to visit.

Earlier this year another auction at the Cavern Club saw the sale of one of the band's earliest know photos playing at the legendary club.

The Liverpool terraced house sold at auction for £156,000. Credit: PA

Rare Beatles guitar goes on show

A custom-made guitar used by Liverpool music legend John Lennon and his Beatles bandmate George Harrison was given a rare public outing ahead of its auction for upwards of £130,000.

The rare VOX guitar played during The Beatles 1967 Magical Mystery Tour Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA

The Vox guitar, with an unusually shaped wood-finished body, was made in 1966 and given by Lennon to a pal of the band, known as Magic Alex.

It is on public display in London until Saturday and will later be sent off to New York where it is being sold by Julien's Auctions on May 18.

The rare VOX guitar played during The Beatles 1967 Magical Mystery Tour Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA

The instrument is said to be one of only a few known to have been played by both guitarists.

A plaque on the reverse says: "To Magic Alex, Alexi thank you for been a friend."

It is being exhibited at the Stafford London hotel in St James's, London.

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