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Abba's Dancing Queen piano up for auction
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This piano was originally custom made for Bill Evans:

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The piano on which the glissando that kicks off Abba’s disco hit Dancing Queen was played will be one of the star attractions at a rock and pop auction at Sotheby’s next month where it is expected to sell for up to £800,000.

The instrument comes with a certificate of authentication from the band’s co-founder Benny Andersson, who describes it as “one of a kind and a great source of inspiration”.

It was designed by Swedish instrument-maker Georg Bolin, and comes from the collection of Atlantis Grammofon, formerly known as Metronome Studios, in Stockholm where Abba recorded the song released in 1976, Sotheby’s said.


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http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/aug/27/abba-dancing-queen-piano-glissando-auction

Even more interesting than Abba is this:

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Bolin’s piano was built for the American jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans, who died in 1980.


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Originally Posted by Thrill Science

Even more interesting than Abba is this:

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Bolin’s piano was built for the American jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans, who died in 1980.


Yep. That is a whole lot more interesting. Thank you Thrill.


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So, if we buy that piano, does that mean the world will no longer be subjected to the dreadful Abba song again?

That alone would be worth bidding!


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Abba still can't hold a candle to these guys

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I love that song!



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The piano in the video looks like a spinet action. Are you sure this is legit???


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Yes, the piano in the video is a spinet, but then, the sound is dubbed. So what you see is not what you get.


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It was Memorex.


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