‘Class clown’ Beatle John’s punishments fetch £8,500

A pair of detention sheets which revealed the classroom misdemeanours of a 15-year-old John Lennon have sold for nearly £8,500 each.

The documents revealed his bad behaviour at Quarry Bank High School for Boys in Liverpool where he was renowned as a “class clown”.

Reasons for punishment given by his teachers include “sabotage”, “fighting in class”, “nuisance”, “shoving” and “just no interest whatsoever”.

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On two occasions the Beatle even managed to receive three detentions in one day.

The sheets cover the periods when he was in Class 3B between May 19 and June 23 1955, and in Class 4C from November 25 1955 to February 13, 1956.

Both fetched successful bids of £8,437 in an online auction held by Lancashire-based firm Tracks Auction.com yesterday.

A fully signed copy of the band’s The White Album was also sold for £136,800 – more than £50,000 above its estimated sale price – while a pair of cufflinks owned by John Lennon sold for £10,937.