April 25, 2024

A baby grand piano that once belonged to Queen’s Freddie Mercury has sold for over £1.74 million ($2.2 million) at a Sotheby’s auction.

The piano was used to complete the band’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

It was one of over 1,400 items from the late Freddie Mercury’s personal collection up for auction. The 30 collecting categories included fine and decorative arts, stage costumes, handwritten lyrics, and Japanese art.  

The auction generated a total of £12.2 million ($15.4 million). 

A portion of the proceeds from the sales will go to HIV/AIDS charities the Mercury Phoenix Trust and the Elton John Aids Foundation. 

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