The famous ABBA piano that was used in the creation of ABBA’s Dancing Queen (and is responsible for that famous glissando that starts the whole song off) is going up for auction next month at Sotheby’s. It’s going to be just one of a number of pieces of memorabilia going for auction in a ‘Rock and Pop’ auction and the piano is expected to fetch in the region of £800,000. This ABBA piano was designed by Georg Bolin and has come from Atlantis Grammofon which is the studio where ABBA recorded some of their hit songs back in 1976. This piano is said to have been the inspiration behind many of ABBA’s hit songs, which perhaps explains why there is such a hefty price tag!
Following on from yesterday’s extraterrestrial theme, today it has been revealed that a rare and somewhat space age Poul Henningsen piano is going up for auction next month. The piano is very similar in appearance to the popular and iconic Blüthner PH model which actually uses the original design by the renowned Danish designer, Henningsen. The main difference is the bright purple Perspex lid which has been added to the instrument at a later date. Although an acoustic grand, one would be forgiven for thinking this was an electronic piano due to the undeniably futuristic feel to it.