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This Woman Keeps Buying Old Beatle Houses

Like a lot of music obsessives, I collect memorabilia–finances (and The Wife’s tolerance for such behavior) permitting, of course. Compared to other obsessives, though, I don’t even rate as an amateur. A private collector once allowed me into his storage facility where he brought out a succession of guitars once owned by Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour and John Lennon. I can’t even imagine how much these things are worth.

Which brings me to Jackie Holmes. She specializes in Beatles memorabilia, specifically childhood homes of the members. She now has three.

In 2014, she picked up the house at 25 Upton Green, Speke, Liverpool, where George Harrison lived as a child, for £156,000. And last year, she bought the house once owned by John Lennon’s mother, Julia, on Blomfeld Road, Allerton, Liverpool, for £155,000. And last week, she got herself some Ringo history. Jackie plunked down £77,000 on a pink two-bedroom Victorian-era terrace house at 10 Admiral Grove, Toxteth, Liverpool. That’s where Ringo lived between the ages of three and 23.

All she need is an old Macca pile and she’s got the complete set.

(Via Tom and The Express)



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