A never before broadcast interview with John Lennon recorded in 1964 has been won at auction by The Hard Days Night Hotel, the only Beatles-inspired hotel in the world located in the Cavern Quarter in Liverpool.

The interview captures John Lennon in jocular mood answering questions to an art student about the song-writing process and his school days.

Trevor Vels, general manager at The Hard Days Night Hotel says: “We are delighted to have secured the highest bid for this extremely collectible ‘Lost Lennon’ tape. It makes perfect sense for the tape to ‘come home’ to Liverpool where Beatles fans and locals alike can come and hear John Lennon in this rare interview. The recording is an important addition to The Hard Days Night Hotel’s collection of Beatles memorabilia, a compilation that conjures for guests the magic the Fab Four brought to the world. We are putting some exciting plans together for how best to showcase the entire lot which includes a recording, photos and recording machine. Undoubtedly, we will host a celebratory reveal once the plans are fully in place. But just for the moment we are still pinching ourselves over our incredible win.”