Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Lennon plectrum goes on display

Jun 20 2006
Daily Post

A GUITAR plectrum believed to be one of the earliest creations of John Lennon is going on display at Lennon's childhood home, Mendips.

The plastic piece has been loaned to the National Trust by a former owner of the Woolton house called Mr Arnall.

His parents bought Mendips from Mimi Smith, John Lennon's aunt. Lennon lived at Mendips from 1945 until 1963.

The new owners claim to have found a cupboard left behind by Mimi when she moved out. Inside, they discovered a home-made guitar plectrum.

A National Trust spokesman said it was known the young Lennon made his own plectrums.

He added: "Was this a plectrum made and used by John Lennon?

"It isn't possible to say for certain, but it's unlikely to have belonged to anyone else."

The plectrum is on loan to the National Trust until June 2007.

A BOOKCASE built by the young Paul McCartney is to be sold at an auction of Beatles memorabilia.

The former Beatle made the furniture while a student at Liverpool Institute in the 1960s.

It will be auctioned in the Paul McCartney Auditorium at Lipa on Saturday, August 26.

IC Liverpool

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