Prized piano Freddie Mercury composed Queen’s greatest hits on is champion at pricy auction

  • FILE - A Yamaha G2 Baby Grand Piano which was used by Freddie Mercury to develop and hone the track Bohemian Rhapsody, on display Aug. 3, 2023, in London. Freddie Mercury’s prized piano that he used to compose “Bohemian Rhapsody” and other hits by Queen sold for more than $2 million Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Sotheby’s, as the late singer’s massive collection of flamboyant stage costumes, fine art and original lyrics were auctioned in a sale that broke records. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

  • FILE - Freddie Mercury’s signature crown worn throughout the ‘Magic’ Tour, on display at Sotheby’s auction rooms in London, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. A Victorian-style silver snake bangle Freddie Mercury wore with an ivory satin catsuit in the “Bohemian Rhapsody” video has sold for the highest price ever paid for a piece of jewelry owned by a rock star. Sotheby’s says the sale price of nearly 700,000 pounds more than doubled the amount paid for John Lennon’s leather and bead talisman in 2008. The auction includes Mercury’s flamboyant stage costumes, drafts to hits such as “We are the Champions.” (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

LONDON (AP) — Freddie Mercury ‘s prized piano that he used to compose “Bohemian Rhapsody” and other hits by Queen sold for more than $2 million as some of the late singer’s massive collection of flamboyant stage costumes, fine art and original lyrics were auctioned in a sale that broke records.