The GottaHaveRockandRoll.com Auction was held this past week and one item in particular, stood out amongst the treasure trove of Rock Artifacts. An 1872 Broadwood and Sons upright Piano that once belonged to John Lennon. He was said to have acquired it around 1966 when The Beatles were composing the masterpiece known as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band. John was so enamored with this particular piano he would later have it inscribed with a brass plaque that read:
"On this piano was written: A Day in the Life, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Good Morning, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite and many others. John Lennon. 1971."
The site opened the bidding at $575,000 and estimated it would sell for between $800,000 and $1.2 million. As it turned out, Indianapolis Colts Owner, Jim Irsay procured the winning bid of $718,750. Irsay is an avid collector of Rock Memorabilia and has bought instruments from other icons like Jerry Garcia, Prince and Bob Dylan. You can see more pictures of the actual item and learn more HERE
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