Indianapolis Colts owner says he bought Lennon piano

In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay speaks before former general manager Bill Polian is inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during half time of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An upright piano that John Lennon used to write Beatles' songs has been sold at auction. Just "A Day in the Life" of the owner of the Indianapolis Colts.

Jim Irsay tweeted Saturday that he's "elated" to now own the instrument Lennon used to compose songs for The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.

The piano, made in the 1870s, was auctioned on the site The site estimated it would sell for between $800,000 and $1.2 million. As of Saturday afternoon, the final price tag had not yet been announced.

Irsay calls ownership of the piano a "responsibility I take seriously, with future generations in mind."

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