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John Lennon’s piano hitting right notes in Portrush – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

John Lennon’s piano hitting right notes in Portrush – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

December 14
08:42 2016

The Beatles revolutionised pop in the 1960s, and now fans are flocking to the old Playhouse Cinema in the seaside town to see the instrument.SHARENew Zealander Kris Charteris (37), owner of Kiwi’s Brew Bar, which sits on the ground floor below the Playhouse, said he was confident that the piano was authentic because it has a plaque stating that it was presented to Lennon by Capitol Records in 1969.He added that fans loved nothing more than to have photos taken with it.”The piano is a beautiful bit of gear – it is made out of walnut and it has got the wee plaque on it saying it was presented to John Lennon,” explained Kris, who has lived here for 16 years.While the piano, which was made by Collard & Collard, is unfortunately beginning to show its age, the bar owner believes that all it needs is love.”I have been in the bar for two-and-a-half years and I inherited the piano here with this building, so I always bring the Americans, in particular, to have a look at it and get their photograph taken with it,” Kris said.

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