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Christie's to sell Carole King's piano at auction


It's not too late, baby, to get your hands on the grand piano that Carole King has played at home for nearly 50 years.

Christie's Rockefeller Center gallery in midtown Manhattan will auction off the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's 1924 model "M" Steinway on April 20 at 11 a.m. Bidding is expected to be in the range of $40,000 to $60,000 when the gavel comes down.

King can be seen playing the soon-to-be-sold Steinway on the cover of her 1971 album "Music," the No. 1 follow-up to her groundbreaking "Tapestry" album. It featured the Top 10 hit "Sweet Seasons," which she reportedly wrote on the same keyboard.

King's piano, once a fixture in her Los Angeles home and then her Idaho ranch, will be on display at Christie's Rockefeller Galleries beginning April 12.