John Lennon's childhood home in Liverpool, England has sold for $720,000 (Gbp480,000) at auction.

The late Beatles star lived at 9 Newcastle Road in Wavertree from birth until he was five.

An anonymous telephone bidder bought the property, which was expected to fetch up to $375,000 (Gbp250,000), at auction on Tuesday (29Oct13).

The terrace home is just streets away from Penny Lane.