Lennon's rare piano used to compose 'Sargent Pepper's' songs goes up for auction.

The piano was manufactured in the 19th century, and can be purchased for over 1 million dollars

The piano was manufactured in the 19th century, and can be purchased for over 1 million dollars

Manufacturer had Mozart and Beethoven as clients.

The site Gotta Have Rock and Roll will auction the piano used by John Lennon (1940-1980) at the time he composed songs for the Beatles album Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, released in 1967. The minimum bid for the piece is US$575,000 (over R$2 million), but the expectation is that the piano will be sold for US$1 million (more than R$3 million). The auction will open on April 10 and runs through the 19th of the same month.

The piano itself is rare because it is a piece from 1872, produced by the company John Broadwood & Sons, founded on 1728. The shop had customers like Mozart and Beethoven.

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