Freddie Mercury's piano sold at auction for 2 million dollars

2023-09-08 13:48:03 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-09-08 13:53:56

The piano on which Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the world-famous rock band Queen, composed his famous song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was sold at auction for about 2.2 million dollars.

Freddie Mercury's piano sold at auction for 2 million dollars
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Freddie Mercury's old friend and heiress Mary Austin auctioned the private collection of nearly 1500 valuable items of the artist in London, according to the website of Sotheby's Auction House.

The Yamaha G2 model piano, which Mercury bought in 1975 and composed songs such as "Killer Queen" and "Bohemian Rhapsody", was sold for 2.2 million dollars at auction.

Freddie Mercury's Yamaha G2 model piano

A manuscript draft of "Bohemian Rhapsody" also found a buyer for about 1.7 million dollars.

Among the items put up for sale are Mercury's handwritten lyrics, stage costumes, instruments, and pieces from his collection of works by famous artists.

It was stated that around 6 million pounds (approximately 7.5 million dollars) was expected from the sale and that some of the proceeds would be donated to charity.

Freddie Mercury, whose real name was Farrokh Bulsara, was born in 1946 on Zanzibar Island, located on the west coast of the Indian Ocean.

Founded in London, the capital of England in 1970 by Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Freddie Mercury, Queen has reached more than 300 million album sales worldwide.

Freddie Mercury died in 1991.

Source: Anadolu Agency