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1957 Lennon tape to be auctioned

A RECORDING of John Lennon performing with his first band the Quarrymen on the day in 1957 that he met Paul McCartney is expected to fetch up to pounds 150,000.

The tape was made by an amateur at a church fete in Woolton, Liverpool. Sotheby's is auctioning it in September. Lennon, then 16, sings Elvis Presley's 'Baby Let's Play House' and Lonnie Donegan's 'Puttin' On The Style'.

Bob Molyneux locked the tape away for 30 years, but now says: 'I think it should be shared.'

Among the crowd was 15- year-old Paul McCartney, who got into conversation with Lennon. This led to them forming the Beatles.