‘Class clown’ John Lennon’s schoolyard mischief revealed by auctioned files

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, December 2, 2013 9:03 EDT
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School files detailing the adolescent wrongdoings of “class-clown” John Lennon have fetched nearly £8,500 each in an online auction.

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.

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 Sunday by TracksAuction.com, a Lancashire-based firm.

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