Christie’s – Carole King’s piano

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Chilina Kennedy, who plays Carole King in the long-running Broadway musical, tells the stories of the 1924 model ‘M’ Steinway on which the artist used to write her hits, and which features on the cover of her best-selling 1970s album Music and the single Sweet Seasons. Since writing her first No. 1 hit, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, at the age of 17, Carole King has become one of America’s most prolific musicians, beloved for songs such as (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman and You’ve Got a Friend. From 1971 the piano sat in the living room of King’s house in Laurel Canyon, California, a house often filled with musicians and friends including the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Lou Adler, Betsy and Peter Asher and Toni Stern. On 20 April, King’s 1924 model ‘M’ Steinway piano was offered in The Exceptional Sale at Christie’s in New York.

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