How Did John Lennon’s “The Fool” Piano End Up At George Harrison’s Friar Park Mansion???

By many accounts John Lennon’s childhood upright piano from his Aunt Mimi’s house was his favorite piano.  In 1967, Lennon had the piano painted at his Kenwood home by Dutch “design collective” artists “The Fool“.

John Lennon The Fool Piano George Harrison Friar Park

The artist below are Simon Posthuma and Marijke Koger.

George Harrison Friar Park The Fool Piano John Lennon

Somehow without explanation, Lennon’sThe Fool” piano ended up and still resides at George Harrison’s Friar Park mansion.  Here’s a photo of George sitting in front of “The Fool” piano.

George Harrison Friar Park The Fool Piano John Lennon

Here’s George’s son Dhani in front of the piano as well.

Dhani Harrison John Lennon The Fool Piano Friar Park

Finally, on the bonus DVD of The Beatles Anthology, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Harrison jam together with “The Fool” piano behind them.

Here’s a screen shot from the session with “The Fool” piano in the background.

John Lennon's The Fool Piano At George Harrison's House

George Harrison Friar Park The Fool Piano

I’d love to get the backstory on how the piano ended up at George’s Friar Park house.

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  1. AlfinaHawaii says:

    INTERESTING Point…! I wonder if it has anything to do with the ‘reshuffling’ of The Beatles’ assets when they officially dissolved the partnership in 1975 (When John finally signed the documents). I understand that the Tittenhurst estate was signed over to Ringo Starr, for not much of explanation either. And I wonder if this Piano was once residing at Tittenhurst as well, and through continuing close-relationships between Ringo and George, when Ringo took possession of Tittenhurst, he handed it over to George…?

    I am with you – I’d like to know the back story of this.

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