A piano once owned by rock band Queen is set to fetch up to £20,000 at auction ...

A piano once owned by rock band Queen is set to fetch up to £20,000 at auction ...
A piano once owned by rock band Queen is set to fetch up to £20,000 at auction ...
Electric baby grand Piano once owned by rock band Queen and which featured on 1984 album The Works is set to fetch up to £20,000 at auction The Kawai EP 308 baby grand electric piano was used to record Hammer to Fall Welsh rock band The Alarm bought the piano off Queen in 1985 for £3,000 Mike Peters, vocalist of The Alarm, said the piano 'certainly has a kind of magic'  The auction will be at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham, Wiltshire, on December 8

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A piano once owned by British rock band Queen is to be sold at auction next month.

The instrument is believed to have featured on Queen's 1984 album The Works, which includes the hit single Hammer To Fall. It is expected to fetch between £10,000 and £20,000.

Used by Queen in both the recording studio and on tour, the Kawai EP 308 baby grand electric piano was bought from the band by new wave rockers The Alarm in 1985 following a chance meeting between lead singer Mike Peters and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Mike Peters, lead singer of The Alarm, sits in front of the EP 308 baby grand electric piano - formerly owned by Queen - which is to be sold at auction December 8

Mike Peters, lead singer of The Alarm, sits in front of the EP 308 baby grand electric piano - formerly owned by Queen - which is to be sold at auction December 8

The piano (pictured) was used by Freddie Mercury in the recording of the 1984 album The Works, which includes the hit single Hammer To Fall

The piano (pictured) was used by Freddie Mercury in the recording of the 1984 album The Works, which includes the hit single Hammer To Fall

Queen and The Alarm both performed at the 1984 Montreux Pop Festival in Switzerland. While drinking in a nearby hotel bar, Peters was approached by a member of Queen's crew, who informed him that Mercury wanted to meet him.

Mr Peters said: 'Freddie

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