The piano Lennon played just before death to go on display in New York

August 15th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, August 15 (ANI): The piano that John Lennon played just hours before his murder, and on which the former Beatle wrote and recorded songs for several years will be on display at the opening of a new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum in New York.

The late superstar was said to be so attached to the instrument that the staff at the Record Plant recording studio named it The John Lennon Piano.

“It was there on his (Lennon’’s) last day on earth, which he spent with me in the Mix Room working on Walking On Thin Ice. He was playing that piano shortly before he left,” Contactmusic quoted Former Record Plant sound engineer Jack Douglas as once writing.

Bruce Springsteen’’s first car, Elvis Presley’’s biker jacket, and the phone booth from legendary punk nightclub CBGB will be among other historic memorabilia to be housed at the 12million-dollar museum in the trendy SoHo district of the city.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bosses recently announced that a New York branch would be opened in November this year to celebrate the city’’s musical heritage. (ANI)

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