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    Imagine Owning John Lennon's Brambach Baby Grand Piano. John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York in 1972, and into their home in the Dakota in 1973. They also purchased a secret home in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island in the mid 1970s, a place for them to get away from the city and get back to nature, getting some much-needed privacy. Moving into this half-million dollar, four-acre estate on a hill overlooking the bay, they both found themselves in the perfect place to be musically creative.

    For this secret hideaway, John Lennon and Yoko Ono purchased a beautiful 1917 mahogany Baby Grand piano. John and Yoko used this fine instrument to create some of their timeless masterpieces. It was from this period that the couple were working on the 1980 multi-platinum album "Double Fantasy", featuring such classics as "Starting Over", "Woman", "Watching the Wheels", Beautiful Boy", "I'm Losing You", "Walking On Thin Ice", and more. According to Yoko, John wrote one of his last love songs to her on this piano - "Dear Yoko." It was this song that John filmed a video of in their home during April, 1980.

    This piano was last auctioned by Yoko Ono at Sotheby's on June 23, 1984 to raise money for the Spirit Foundation that John and Yoko founded in 1978. The Spirit Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that funnels funds to numerous charities, some of which focus on AIDS support services, abused and needy children and the aging. This historic instrument has not been offered publicly since 1984, and has been off the market for over 20 years.

    Just sitting at this magnificent Brambach piano, you can picture John, hard at work composing; or just fooling around, playing his favorite songs, even the occasional Beatles tune during the happy years he and Yoko spent together in their lovely Long Island home. Now imagine this historic instrument in your own home, yours to enjoy. (Note: this piano presents beautifully, but the soundboard requires some restoration). This is a chance in a lifetime for one lucky bidder. Will it be you?

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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