The piano used by PAUL McCARTNEY to record ‘HEY JUDE’ is expected to fetch #160,000 when it goes under the hammer at a rock’n’roll auction tonight in London.
The Bechstein Grand, which featured throughout The Beatles‘ ‘White Album’ as well as on recordings by Elton John, David Bowie and Queen, is the main attraction at the Beatles auction at former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s ‘Sticky Fingers’ restaurant. At the first auction last year, John Lennon’s white ‘Imagine’ piano sold for an unprecedented £1.45million.
Also up for grabs tonight is the The Beatles‘ first meeting place, the stage from St Peter’s Church Hall in Woolton. Expected to go for £50,000, it was on this stage on July 6, 1957 that Paul meet John, joining Lennon’s skiffle group The Quarrymen to play at a church fete.
George Harrison’s first guitar is also on sale and is expected to reach over #30,000.