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Lennon's 'last' piano up for sale
Lennon piano (courtesy of Moments in Time)
The piano has been in storage for 20 years
A piano used by John Lennon on the night he died has been put up for sale for $375,000 (189,000).

The upright grand piano was part of the Record Plant Recording Studios in New York where the former Beatle recorded his 1971 Imagine album.

The Moments in Time memorabilia website says the piano was a favourite of Lennon's and he used it hours before being shot on 8 December 1980.

It has also been played by artists such as Don Mclean and Bob Dylan.

Last signature

Lennon was said to be so fond of the instrument that he had it moved to whichever studio he was working in.

Staff afterwards nicknamed it the "John Lennon piano".

It has been in storage since the recording studio closed in the 1990s.

Moments in Time is also selling the album Lennon signed for his killer Mark Chapman and a signature he penned for one of the studio's staff, which is believed to be the last thing he wrote.

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