John Lennon's favourite piano among the rare Beatles memorabilia up for auction

News 11/04/2019

Rare memorabilia from The Beatles are currently up for auction, including pieces like John Lennon's personally owned and used piano, an acoustic guitar signed and played by Paul McCartney at the 'Ed Sullivan Show' and more.

As part of The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction April 2019, Gotta Have Rock and Roll have listed 45 Beatles memorabilia up for grabs.

The rare piano that resided in Lennon's home in Surrey was described as his favourite piano, and used it to compose many songs on the 'Sgt. Peppers" album. A plaque was installed on the instrument, immortalising the songs that were written using this piano, before moving the piece to his new London home with Yoko Ono.

The plaque reads, "On this piano was written: A Day in the Life, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Good Morning, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite and many others. John Lennon. 1971."

The piano is estimated to sell for at least $800k USD and may go up to $1.2m USD.

Among the other lots are: 

  • A handwritten Cheltenham set list written by Sir Macca in 1963 and signed by Lennon and Ringo Starr with Frank Caiazzo
  • Paul McCartney Signed And Played "Ed Sullivan Show" Epiphone 1964 Texan Limited Edition Guitar
  • Paul McCartney's Beatles leather train case from Brian Epstein used extensively on tour, and features Paul's initials, P.M.
  • Custom pink tuxedos tailored for and worn by Paul and Linda McCartney
  • A vintage Beatles 1968 apple wristwatch from the Apple Boutique
  • The Beatles original August 1966 American tour ID pass
  • Rare 'A Hard Day's Night' album autographed by the Beatles and more
Custom pink tuxedos worn by Paul and Linda McCartney
Paul McCartney Signed And Played "Ed Sullivan Show" Epiphon
The Beatles Original August 1966 U.S. Tour ID Pass