Sir Elton John's Steinway No.421840 Grand Piano (circa 1971)
An 8ft 11in Model D grand piano in a burr maple wood finish with simulated crossbanding on square tapering legs together with matching concert adjustable stool.
Completed in Hamburg September 27th, 1971 and shipped to Steinway & Sons in London where it was purchased by Elton John and housed at his Woodside residence in Windsor.
This was played by Elton for an appearance on BBC TV's 'Top Of The Pops', performing 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' with Kiki Dee in 1976. Although he had reached No.1 in the US singles charts in 1973 with 'Crocodile Rock', this duet gave Elton his very first UK No.1 single, following some 16 previous chart entries.