A section of the floor in the hall of St. Peter's Church in Liverpool that was the site of the historic 1957 meeting between John Lennon and Paul McCartney is being auctioned on eBay, Donna Jackson, who is involved with the auction, said Oct. 13.
According to Jackson, the block is one of several from a side room that was damaged by a fire in 2001. The damaged blocks were saved and a limited number have been sold previously by the church. One was recently sold at the Beatles auction at the Liverpool Institute of Performng Arts (LIPA) in August for £250.
Jackson says the sale, which closes Oct. 23, is being done in conjunction with Graham Paisley, verger of the church, and that all proceeds will go to the Church. The block comes with a certificate of authenticity.
According to Beatles legend, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met on July 6, 1957 in the hall and were formally introduced by Ivan Vaughan. Mark Lewisohn, in his new book "Tune In," says Lennon invited McCartney to join the Quarrymen about two weeks later.
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