A 2013 auction held at the Cavern Club saw an 'anonymous American Beatles fan' pay more than $750,000 for a Liverpool home valued at less than 1/3 that amount. A report now says it is widely known that Yoko Ono was behind that bid. The small home that occupies 9 Newcastle Rd. in the Wavertree section of Liverpool was the house John Lennon first lived in. Just around the corner from Penny Lane, the small house is undergoing restoration, supposedly by the same crew that Ono had refurbish another Lennon home that Ono donated to the National Trust. At least one tourism source in Liverpool expects the Newcastle Rd. house will also be restored to how it would have looked inside when John was young so it, too, can be eventually be open for public viewing.
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