1. henry_the_horse says:

    A fine Gaveux Paris console piano from 1960. The last of their good years. An 85-note keyboard model. This is Paris in January 1964. Lennon and McCartney had a piano moved to ther hotel room to write songs for the upcoming film.

  2. Jorge says:

    The tired look of boredom on thier faces speaks volumes…..fame has it’s price

  3. Michael says:

    Interesting, Henry… why 85 keys? I wonder…

  4. henry_the_horse says:

    Usually pre-war uprights, studio, and console pianos have 85 keys. (The Beatles’ C. Bechstein Model 10 housed in Apple Studios had 85 keys because it was from the turn of the century. Olympic Sound Studios had two uprights with 85 keys, a Model 10 and a John Broadwood & Sons).
    Some post-war console pianos continued with this trend since being low budget instruments, Pleyel and Gaveaux making some models with this feature.

  5. Kwai Chang says:

    What happened?
    Did sheet music suddenly become more dynamic?
    Complete/incomplete octaves?
    Or, was the 88-key layout done to accommodate Casio’s pre-programmed synthetic rhythm tracks like Marimba, Calypso, Mambo, Jazz, Porn, Rock, Latin, Reggae, R&B(…and MORE!). What? No Skiffle???
    Isn’t 88 keys the end of m
    Whatever it was, the lads weren’t amused…85 is alive!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Cute picture, thanks for sharing it. : )

  7. mcarp555 says:

    Silly Kwai – 85 keys means it’s a “portable” model!

  8. Michael says:

    Ah, what I could do with those 3 keys!

  9. Kwai Chang says:

    You can tuna piano but you can’t tune a fish…
    (just fix the damn thing and leave my personal life out of it)

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