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24 September 2014
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John's House

251 Menlove Avenue
251 Menlove Avenue, John's home with Aunt Mimi

251 Menlove Avenue was John's home with Aunt Mimi from 1945 to 1963. It was here that John was positively discouraged from playing the guitar, with Aunt Mimi stating,"The guitar's all very well John, but you'll never make a living out of it!" When John became famous, he had the words framed and gave them to his Aunt.

Magical Mystery Tour bus
Beatles fans take in the sights
Image © John Bythell

The Magical Mystery Tour takes avid fans to all the Beatles 'hotspots', including Menlove Avenue and Strawberry Fields.

It is reported that when Paul McCartney arrived to accept Freedom of the City, he joked with Eddie Porter, one of the tour guides and a Beatles contemporary, "Eddie, you've been to my house more than I have!

Ruald and Hilda Terry and Debbie McLaughlan Miyoco
Listen to the comments of Beatles fans as they visit Menlove Avenue on the Magical Mystery Tour
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