Espresso or Americano. I’m not sure which but coffee played an important part in the creation of some of the songs by one of the greatest bands of all times, the Beatles. The Challen upright piano used by the BBC and other broadcasting studios was also used in the late 1960’s by The Fab Four to record Paperback Writer, Tomorrow Never Knows and Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da at Abbey Road. You can only imagine John Lennon leaning against the coffee stained, cigarette burned Challen with George, Ringo in the background and Paul McCartney at the keys playing
If you really like it you can have the rights,
It could make a million for you overnight.
If you must return it, you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer,
The piano was bought by the studio in 1964 and was used for 20 years by many other bands including Pink Floyd. Said to originally cost less than $400.00, it was retired in 1980. The piano was scheduled to be sold at auction last year for an estimated value of $255,000 by Bonhams in London but the lot had been withdrawn.