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|The Trident Piano|
"That was one of Trident's claim to fame. THE piano sound. It was an amazing piano." - Ken Scott (Read the interview)
This is the famous black Bechstein grand piano that was the resident piano at Trident Studios from 1968 to the mid 1980s.
It was hired from the London music shop Samuels and used on the David Bowie album's Space Oddity (1969), Hunky Dory (1971) and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972). It was also used by the Beatles on the White Album (1968), Elton John on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, amongst many other famous performers, such as Harry Nillson, Carly Simon, Queen, Genesis and Supertramp.
In 1989 it was sold at Sotheby's and then resold in 1993. In 1994 Millers valued its worth at between £15,000 and £18,000. The current owner is trying to locate photographs or films of the piano in use, so if you know of any please let me know.
---This page last modified: 29 Jun 2002--