Sir Paul Mccartney - Sir Paul Mccartney Organises Motown Piano Restoration31 October 2011
Sir Paul Mccartney Organises Motown Piano Restoration
The former Beatle wanted to show off his musical skills on the 1877 Steinway grand piano during a visit to the Motown Historical Museum in Michigan over the summer (11) after finding out it had been played by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder.
Officials advised him the piano was no longer in working order, so he offered to help get the historical piece restored to its former glory.
The museum's CEO Audley Smith, Jr. tells The Detroit News, "He was disappointed when we told him it didn't play."
MCCartney then got in touch with restorers at Steinway & Sons, who have promised to fix the instrument.
A spokesperson for the company says, "Steinway & Sons is honoured to restore the historic Steinway piano that was used by such legends as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder - and to do so in the very same New York factory where it was originally built in 1877.
"We're especially proud, as an American company, to help the Motown Museum in preserving the legacy of the Motown Record Company, whose artists and albums played such a vital role in one of the great eras of American music."
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