PAUL McCARTNEY: Dueling Pianos
The Motown Museum piano Paul McCartney had refurbished is done.
Last summer, during a concert stop in Detroit, Paul McCartney paid a visit to the Motown Museum. While there he came upon two pianos, one of which he played, despite a sign saying not to. The other one, an 1877 Steinway, could not be played and he offered to have it restored. The restoration is now complete and it will be unveiled and played by Macca and Motown founder Berry Gordy on September 18th at Project Harmony, a New York benefit for the museum. The piano will then be sent back to the museum for display.
Steinway & Sons restored the 135-year old piano, but its case remains as is to preserve its authenticity. The legs, which were not original, were replaced.