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Freddie Mercury's piano sold for $2.2 million at auction

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Freddie Mercury's piano
Freddie Mercury's piano sold for $2.2 million at auction.

Thousands of Freddie Mercury's personal items were auctioned off on Wednesday night, drawing outrage from some fans and Brian May. The Freddie Mercury's Yamaha baby grand piano sold for $2.2 million.

The initial price tag was a whopping $60,000 (40,000 pounds). Six bidding paddles were raised in the London salesroom, and a frenzy of bids ensued online and over the phone. The piano was on the auction block for six minutes when it was sold for $2.2 million to an anonymous internet bidder, the same amount of time as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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