05 September 2015
The piano, designed by Swedish instrument-maker Georg Bolin, was used for the 1976 disco hit’s famous opening glissando. It is expected to sell for as much as £800,000. <br /> ...
Abba's Dancing Queen piano will be up for auction at Sotheby’s London on 29th Sept.
The piano, designed by Swedish instrument-maker Georg Bolin, was used for the 1976 disco hit’s famous opening glissando. It is expected to sell for as much as £800,000.
The piano will be on auction at Sotheby’s London as part of the rock and pop auction, and no doubt it will be one of the big attractions of the sale. It comes with a certificate of authentication from Abba’s cofounder Benny Andersson.
We hadn’t heard of the Georg Bolin maker before. But we’ve been told by Sotheby’s that the piano comes from the collection of Atlantis Grammofon, formerly known as Metronome Studios, in Stockholm where the band recorded the song released in 1976.
Bolin’s piano was built for the American jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans, who died in 1980. It was described in the New York Times in 1964 as a ‘space-age piano’ that ‘gives the pianist the sensation of playing “directly on the strings” as a guitarist would’.
Sotheby's London Rock & Pop sale will be on 29 September at 2.30pm.