Lennon and McCartney’s “Help!” piano up for auction

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.

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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.


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