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Abbey Road Piano Up For Grabs

A Challen upright piano housed at Abbey Road studios and believed to have been used by both Pink Floyd and the Beatles during recording sessions at the famed studio goes up for auction on August 15.  The piano is thought to have been used when Pink Floyd was working on  Dark Side of The Moon and Wish You Were Here sessions, and to be the one that appears in Tomorrow Never Knows and Paperback Writer by the Beatles. Instruments that can be authenticated as having been used during actual recording sessions or in concert by artists always sell at a premium over ones that may simply have been an instrument in an artist's collection.  With or without proof of its use on actual recordings, the very fact this piano has been verified as having been in the studio during the sessions has made auction authorities confident that it could bring up to $230,000.


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