George Harrison's childhood home beats estimate by 56%

Former Beatle George Harrison's childhood home in Speke, Liverpool has sold for £156,000 ($252,213) in an auction at the city's famous Cavern Club.

It exceeded its guide price of £100,000 ($161,675) by 56% - evidence of the value of the Beatles connection.

George Harrison home
George Harrison lived at the house in Speke between 1950 and 1962

Countrywide Property Agents, the firm handling the sale, commented: "The Harrison family moved into the then council house in 1950, when George was just six years old; he spent 12 happy years living there before fame and stardom whisked him away in 1962.

"Despite his young age, 25 Upton Green became a regular rehearsal venue for The Quarrymen, due in large part to the tolerance of George's parents."

John Lennon's former home in the city made £480,000 ($772,000) last year, an increase of 220% on an initial estimate of £150,000 ($405,398).

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