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Former Beatle Paul McCartney to help restore 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown greats
DETROIT (AP) ' An 1877 Steinway grand piano used by many Motown musicians will be restored by former Beatle Paul McCartney.
The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/trOphs ) the piano will be picked up Monday from the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit and shipped to Steinway & Sons in New York for restoration. The work is expected to take up to five months.
McCartney told museum officials following his July concert at Comerica Park that he wanted to help in the restoration after he learned the piano no longer could be played.
Steinway & Sons has to assess the piano's condition because a cost can be determined. Company executive Ron Losby told the newspaper in a statement that the piano will be restored in the "same New York factory where it was originally built."