ABBA grand piano up for auction at Sotheby’s

The instrument is expected to fetch over £600,000

A grand piano that featured on many of ABBA‘s biggest hits, including ‘Waterloo’, ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Money, Money, Money’, is going under the hammer at Sotheby’s.

Billboard reports that the London auction house expects to sell the instrument, which is currently owned by the Stockholm music studio where the group often recorded, for between £600,000 to £800,000. The auction is due to take place on September 29.

ABBA formed in 1972, and rose to global fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest two years later with ‘Waterloo’. They soon had numerous hits to their name, and have since sold 380 million records around the world. The group split in 1982.


Fans have long hoped for a reunion, but speaking last year, Björn Ulvaeus once again said that the band will never reform. “We took a break in ’82, and it was meant to be a break,” he said. “It’s still a break and will remain so. You’ll never see us onstage again.

“We don’t need the money, for one thing,” he continued. “Usually the reason bands have reunions is that one of them is destitute and the others want to help. Fortunately that has not happened to us.”