Piano Played By The Beatles And Pink Floyd Up For Auction

August 3rd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
girl1London, England, Aug 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A piano set for auction from the Abbey Road studios in north London on the 15th of August may look the same to the normal eye, but has an impressive history attached to it when we bring to mind the hands that touched its keys! The piano in question was formerly played by the Beatles and Pink Floyd and is set to be auctioned at a price of 150,000 pounds from the auction house at Bonhams’ Pioneers of Popular Culture.

While the Beatles used the piano for their recordings between 1962 and 1970, Pink Floyd used the same piano later during the late 1960s and the middle of 1970s. All the recordings using the famed piano took place inside the Studio Three at Abbey Road.

Though Stephen Maycock, speaking on behalf of the auction house says that it is impossible to decipher the exact albums which may have been recorded using the piano which is all ready to be auctioned, music experts are of the opinion that tracks like “Tomorrow Never Knows” and “Paperback Writer” by Beatles and “Wish You Were Here” and “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd are possible options.

While the piano used by the Beatles and Pink Floyd is the star attraction of the 15th August auction, other items which will go up for sale along with the piano are a three-strand simulated pearl necklace previously owned by Jackie Kennedy Onassis worn by her during the 1960s, some items preserved from the estate of British actor Stewart Granger and a Westminster Carnaby Street road sign. It has been reported that during the 1960s, the piano was priced at only 250 pounds.

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