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Lennon’s family friend Sam Green attests to the fact (in his notarized LOA accompanying this lot) that John composed many of the songs that appeared on the LP "Double Fantasy" on this Yamaha piano (serial # CP104211) while at Green's home on New York's Fire Island during the summer of 1980. In addition, Lennon's own JVC music scanner (serial #08571955) was used to record some of the demos for the album. Green states that the JVC scanner, was likely the last piece of equipment purchased by Lennon before his death. 1980's "Double Fantasy," of course, was John's first foray back into the studio since 1975's "Rock N Roll". John entered his "house-husband" phase during his self-imposed exile. His short-lived re-emergence left us with the classics "(Just Like) Starting Over," "Woman" and "Watching The Wheels". This keyboard and tape recorder played a crucial part in documenting his final musical works that, in turn, have contributed to his lasting legacy. The keyboard is in excellent condition, (a rusty relic no doubt from the humidity on the island) while the recorder is in working condition. Both items are additionally documented in the Albert Goldman book "The Lives of John Lennon." A fantastic piece used by Beatles member John Lennon on the final album before his death. Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Sam Green and a Gotta Have Rock & Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
John Lennon 1980 Used "Double Fantasy" Keyboard and JVC Recorder
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