Sunday, April 26, 2009


Thanks to Jim Terr for forwarding me this notice of a Nashville piano auction.

It's a Steinway model B grand pianoin ebony finish that was manufactured in Steinway’s New York factory on December 15, 1969, and sold to Claude P. Street Piano Co. in Nashville.

I don't even know how to play "Chopsticks," but hell, I'd love to own a piano that was used in recording by both Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Jimmy Swaggart.

My favorite part of the ad is this:

Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis both used this piano to record albums. A recording engineer on a particularly raucous Jerry Lee Lewis session remembers wiping The Killer’s blood off the keys after he had finished playing.

Check it out HERE:

TERRELL'S TUNE-UP: The Fabulous 70s

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