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The Beatles' 'Help!' piano is up for auction

By Alyssa Ladzinski,
Omega Auctions will sell over 200 pieces of Beatles memorabilia

Collecting Beatles memorabilia has become a lifestyle for crazed fans. Depending on how much money one is willing to spend, one lucky fan can be the new owner of the piano played in the 1965 film Help!.

Both John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s talented fingers have grazed over the keys, which is reason enough to put in a bid. The 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand Piano is the very piano that the duo composed the song “Help!” on, according to The BBC.

Currently, the movie director Richard Lester is in possession of the coveted piano. He also shares that McCartney played the instrument while creating another Beatles hit, “Yesterday.”

The piano is estimated to sell for over $83,600 at the Omega Auction in Liverpool on March 20, reports Rolling Stone.

The auction will also include over 200 other pieces of Beatles memorabilia including the four matching coats worn on the Help! album cover, for somewhere between $82,000 and $115,000. Jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the movie will be available for purchase as well.

Whoever becomes the new owner of the piano, will own a significant piece of musical history.

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 
 

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