Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Beatles for sale – well their Abbey Road piano anyway

It may be covered in coffees stains and cigarette burns, but a battered old upright piano is likely to fetch £150,000 at auction because the Beatles once tinkled its ivories. The piano comes from studio three at Abbey Road, and was used by the Beatles when they worked on Paperback Writer in 1966. Eventually the piano was edited out of the released track, but it can be heard in outtakes. The auctioneers Bonhams says the piano was also used in 1969, when the track Old Brown Shoe was recorded. Bought by the studios in 1964, the piano was played by many other bands until it was retired in 1980
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