John Lennon's Piano Fetches $718k At Auction-Indianapolis Colts Owner Happy To Own It
Indianapolis Colt Owner Jim Irsay Pays $718k For Late John Lennon's Piano At Auction
- Indianapolis Colt owner Jim Irsay has bought late singer John Lennon's piano at an auction.
- According to the sources, Irsay paid $718k for the piano at an auction that organized earlier this month.
- Jim Irsay also owns several antique pieces including Jerry Garcia's one-of-a-kind "Tiger" guitar.
Late singer and songwriter John Lennon's piano was put on an auction which fetched a massive price. Jim Irsay, owner of Indianapolis Colts bid $718k for the antique piano that Lennon used to write several famous Beatles' songs.
TMZ reported Irsay paid the whopping price for the piano in an auction organized earlier this month. On Saturday, 20th April, Irsay took to his Twitter to announce he now owns the piano that Lennon once used.
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 20, 2019
The piano, that was made in the 1870s was put on auction on the GottaHaverockandRoll.com and was estimated to sell for between $800,00 and $1.2 million.
According to TMZ, the piano also features a plaque that says,
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.
Irsay is one of the huge music memorabilia collectors who also owns the Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince used in concerts from the late 80s. Moreover, he paid nearly $1 million for Jerry Garcia's one-of-a-kind "Tiger" guitar. On the other hand, he is also the owner of the Fender Stratocaster used by Bob Dylan.