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Eurythmics founder auctions piano
The Eurythmics wrote many songs on the sold piano
A piano owned by Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart and used by stars including Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney has been sold at auction.

The Bechstein grand piano fetched 3,600 at Bonham's in London on Monday.

It was kept at Stewart's Church Studios in London from the beginning of the Eurythmics in 1982 until last year when the studio was sold to David Gray.

It was moved to Stewart's Surrey home, where it was used on recordings by Gwen Stefani and Joss Stone.

But Stewart decided to sell the instrument when he moved to the US.

A note signed by Stewart read: "I have watched the Bechstein piano being played by so many legends from Bob Dylan... Paul McCartney, Brian Ferry and of course Annie [Lennox], who played it all the time.

"The Eurythmics wrote many songs in the Church and this Bechstein Grand Piano was often used in the songwriting process and appears on many of our albums."

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