The red-and-black John Broadwood and Sons upright piano is estimated to fetch up to $1.8 million (GBP1.4 million) when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby's A Rock & Roll Anthology: From Folk to Fury sale on 10 December (16).

It comes with a plaque, installed by Lennon, revealing the instrument was also used to write Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite and Good Morning Good Morning.

The From Folk to Fury auction also includes Bob Dylan items like the singer's autographed Blowin' in the Wind script sheet with handwritten corrections, and sketches the singer/songwriter drew of Joan Baez.

Original paintings by David Bowie, Lou Reed's lyrics, and The Doors singer Jim Morrison's handwritten notebook will also be going under the hammer at the auction.