The White Piano

Side angle of Elvis Presley's white Knabe grand piano.
Elvis Presley's Restored White Knabe. 1

White, the color of purity and wholeness, or gaudy fad. No other color of piano conjures up such grand associations. One thing's for sure—it's darn difficult to clean.

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Corridor of white grand pianos from Busby Berkeley's 'Gold Diggers of 1935'.

Known for his elaborate production numbers, (“Busby”) Berkeley William Enos was given carte blanche by Warner Brothers to delight audiences with the magnitude of his visions. In America, moviegoers would wait in anticipation for...

Full view of Elvis Presley's white Knabe grand piano.

In his formative years, before rock 'n' roll surged through his legs and hips on the Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis Aaron Presley sat in the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis Tennessee, watching Jack Marshall play soulfully...

Elton John's upright piano, c. 1910.

The collaboration between Elton John and Bernie Taupin is legendary, lasting from 1967 to the present day. And yet, little attention is given to their stalwart silent partner...

Advertisement for the album 'Imagine' by John Lennon on September 18, 1971.

There are few images quite as iconic as John Lennon playing Imagine on his Steinway & Sons grand piano. The song itself, what it evokes in the listener—to ‘imagine’ a world at peace, without ‘possessions,’ ‘greed,’ or ‘hunger’—transmits a simple message.

Marilyn Monroe's white piano showcased at the auction of her estate.

It is ironic, and perhaps even more tragic, that a woman so objectified by the world found such solace in possessing an object that held such deep memories associated with it.

Linda Perry's 1929 white Mason & Hamlin baby grand piano with celebrity signatures.

Linda Perry is a singer-songwriter, producer and record label owner, formally of the band 4 Non Blondes. She is best known for the song ...

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