The 1926 “mini-piano” on which Paul McCartney composed “Yesterday” is coming up for auction at London’s Drury Lane Theatre on April 14. The melody of the Beatles’ classic came to McCartney in a dream, and at first he suspected he’d stolen it. So he went to singer Alma Cogan, and for the first time played the song on this piano. It’s expected to sell for at least $203,000.
Update: The piano sold for $240,000, exceeding estimates.
The original lyric for the song was “Scrambled eggs, oh my baby how I love your legs.” Cogan’s sister Sandra is selling the piano.
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