Jim Irsay buys piano John Lennon used to compose ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ songs

Jim Irsay’s pricey collection of music memorabilia just got bigger.

The Indianapolis Colts owner tweeted Saturday morning that he is now the steward of the piano John Lennon used to compose songs for the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album.

Why Jim Irsay spent $2.4M: On a manuscript with pencil scrawls in the margins

“I’m elated to now be the steward of John’s “Sgt. Pepper” upright piano,” Irsay tweeted. “It’s a responsibility I take seriously, with future generations in mind. #GettingThemBackTogether #Beatles”

The piano, made by John Broadwood & Sons, was up for auction at GottaHaveRockandRoll.com. It dates circa 1872 and was in Lennon’s Kenwood and Tittenhurst Park homes. It is believed he acquired the piano circa 1966, according to the auction site.

The minimum required bid for the piano was $575,000, and the site estimated it would sell for between $800,000 and $1.2 million. A Colts source would not confirm how much Irsay paid for the piano, and the price had not been disclosed publicly as of Saturday afternoon.

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