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A long-lost letter John Lennon wrote to folk singer Steve Tilston has inspired a Hollywood film starring Al Pacino.
Steve Tilston started out in the music scene in Liverpool in the 1970s at the time when the Beatle legend was making a name for himself as a world star, penning hits such as Imagine.
But Lennon still made time to write a personal letter to Tilston with his phone number on it, but Steve never actually received this letter until 10 years ago.
The three-bedroom-semi in Liverpool, once owned by John Lennon's mother, and dubbed the House of Sin by his aunt, is going up for auction.
The Beatle's mother Julia lived at Number One, Blomfield Road in Allerton.
And although Lennon lived mostly with his Aunt Mimi nearby, he was a frequent visitor there as a boy.
It's due to go under the hammer next month. Tim Scott's been to have a look around:
A newly discovered species of tarantula has been named after John Lennon.
Bumba lennoni, which lives in Brazil's western Amazonia region, was identified by a research team who all happen to be fans of The Beatles.
The study was published in the journal ZooKeys.
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 auction being held by Christies expect the rare page of lyrics for *Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! *released on the 1967 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to raise between a 100,000 to 150, 000 pounds. The inspiration for the song came from a poster Lennon bought in an Antiques shop in Kent
A pair of detention slips from John Lennon's old school have told for eight and a half thousand pounds each at auction. The papers from Quarry bank high revealed he'd received three detentions in one day.
Reasons for punishment given by his teachers include "sabotage", "fighting in class", "nuisance", "shoving" and "just no interest whatsoever"..
The sheets cover the periods when he was in Class 3B between May 19 and June 23 1955, and in Class 4C from November 25 1955 to February 13, 1956.
Both fetched bids of £8,437 in an online auction held by Lancashire-based firm TracksAuction.com yesterday.
A fully signed copy of the band's The White Album was also sold for £136,800 - more than £50,000 above its estimated sale price - while a pair of cufflinks owned by Lennon sold for 310.937.
A pair of John Lennon's detention sheets from Quarry Bank High School in 1955/56, Allerton will go up for on auction later this month. They're expected to fetch up to £3,000.
A few of the comments used to describe the Beatles legend included, ‘Idleness’, ‘Nuisance’, ‘Misconduct’, ‘Silliness’, ‘Shoving’ and ‘Just No Interest Whatsoever.’ On some occasions he managed to receive three detentions in one day.
John spoke candidly in 1968 about his first day at the grammar school in ‘The Beatles’, the group’s official biography by Hunter Davies. Hunter then wrote:
“John has a clear image of his first day at Quarry. ‘I looked at all the hundreds of new kids and thought, Christ, I’ll have to fight all my way through this lot, having just made it at Dovedale’."
John Lennon's first home in Liverpool will go up for auction at the Cavern Club.
The Beatles legend lived at the house until he was five-years-old.
Auctioneers believe the terraced property could fetch up between £150,000 and £250,000 at the auction later this month.
A tie which used to belong to John Lennon is among items set to go under the hammer at the Beatles Annual Memorabilia auction in LiverpoolRead the full story ›