Piano on which Beatles wrote 'Yesterday' and 'Help!' up for auction

The 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand has been valued at £50,000

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Paul McCartney

The piano played by John Lennon and Paul McCartney while filming Help! is up for auction.

The pair used the 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand to compose the title track to the 1965 film, according to the film's director Richard Lester, who is selling it, the BBC reports. Lester bought the piano in the late '60s from Twickenham film studios where it had been used for dozens of feature films since the 1930s.

The director also says the instrument was used by Paul McCartney to compose 'Yesterday'. It has been valued at £50,000 by Omega Auctions and will be sold in Liverpool on March 20, 2014.

Paul McCartney was at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas last week (February 16) to collect his Songwriter's Songwriter award. Accepting his gong, McCartney confessed to sneaking false stories into NME – including that George Harrison was the cousin of British rocker Billy Fury. Watch video footage of the speech below.

Read More On This Artist

Paul McCartney Reveals Beatles High Jinks In NME Awards Speech Paul McCartney Reveals Beatles High Jinks In NME Awards Speech

Video: Paul McCartney Reveals Beatles High Jinks In NME Awards Speech

More News
Antemasque throw boiling water at fans during festival performance
Björk to play first European gig since release of new album at Manchester International Festival
Left-wing writer Owen Jones to support Paloma Faith in London and Brighton
Palma Violets play raucous London show to close NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas
Secondary ticket websites promise to become more transparent
The Strokes deny rumours that they will perform at Glastonbury this year
Method Man on Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin': 'Fuck that...
Pharrell Williams: 'I was inspired by Miley Cyrus, not Marvin Gaye, when I wrote...
Major Lazer premiere new track 'Lean On', featuring DJ Snake and MØ - listen
Brandon Flowers, Norah Jones and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to play at Brian Wilson...
Noel Gallagher mixes new tracks and old favourites at Dublin's 3Arena
Florence + The Machine debut three new songs at intimate London show
Travis Barker says Tom DeLonge 'doesn't like punk music' and that it 'was a...
SoundCloud claim to have paid $1 million to artists and labels since August
James Murphy shares 'Only The Stars Above Welcome Me Home' from Noah Baumbach film score
Chris Brown’s girlfriend dumps him via Twitter
Madonna calls Kanye West a 'brilliant madman' and 'beautiful mess'
David Gilmour announces first UK and Europe tour for nine years
Animal Collective to record new music later this year
O2 Priority Tickets for Super Furry Animals and Garbage available now
BBC Radio DJ Nihal criticises "all white" Radio 1 and "all black" 1Xtra
Midweek chart update: Noel Gallagher at Number One with new album 'Chasing Yesterday'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM