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Jim Irsay pays $718,000 for John Lennon's Piano

Updated On 21 Apr, 2019 Published On

Jim Irsay, owner of the football team Indianapolis Colts just added another sweet piece of musical antique to his extraordinary collection, the super famous piano of singer John Lennon.

According to TMZ, Jim Irsay paid $718,750 for the piano which Lennon used to write and record The Beatles' eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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CAPTION: Jim Irsay buys John Lennon's piano after paying $718,000

SOURCE: TMZ

 

John Lennon's piano went up for auction earlier this month.

The piano is one of the many piano's Lennon owned and used at his Kenwood resident on St. George's Hill estate in Weybridge, England.

Legend has it, this was Lennon's favorite piano, which itself is a piece of history as it is a John Broadwood & Sons piano that dates back to the year 1872.

The piano also contains a plaque that reads,

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

Jim's clearly on cloud 9 after acquiring the piece of artifact.

Irsay is known to be a huge music memorabilia collector.

Jim Irsay is also the proud owner of the Yellow Cloud electric guitar, which singer Prince used in his gigs from the late 80s.

He paid almost $1 million for Jerry Garcia's custom-made Tiger guitar.

Further Jim owns Fender Stratocaster used by legend Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, for which he paid approx $1 million.

Sources have let us know Jim Irsay is planning to open a museum in Indianapolis for all the memorable artifacts and antiques he's collected over the years.