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Lennon's schoolyard mischief revealed by auctioned files
This combination picture shows two detention sheets dated 1955-56 from the Quarry Bank High School detailing detentions given to late former Beatle John Lennon during his time as a student there. Along with other rock and pop memorabilia and collectables the detention sheets were featured in an auction by TracksAuction.com. AFP PHOTO / TracksAuction.com
LONDON (AFP).- School files detailing the adolescent wrongdoings of "class-clown" John Lennon fetched nearly £8,500 each in an online auction on Sunday.

The pair of detention sheets revealed that the Beatle received punishment for "fighting in class", being a "nuisance", "shoving" and showing "no interest whatsoever" during his time at Quarry Bank High School for Boys in Liverpool, northwest England.

The counterculture icon twice managed to accumulate three detentions in one day, according to files kept on Lennon during the 1955-1956 school year, when he was 15 years old.

Both documents sold for £8,437 ($13,815, 10,170 euros) in the auction held by TracksAuction.com, a firm based in northwest England.



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