February 23, 2006 07:04:53 GMT
Elton John has put his famous red piano up for auction to raise money for the Elton John AIDS foundation
"Fiona" that's how Sir Elton John affectionately named his Yamaha grand piano which he's been used at a variety of special events, including that in his hit Las Vegas show.
Not to lessen the meaning of the bright red piano, which is the original prototype for Yamaha's highly successful line of Elton John Limited Edition Signature Series Red Pianos, the singer has decided to put "The Red Piano" up for bid on eBay to raise funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).
John is set to play the piano for the last time at the 14th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Dinner and After-Party to celebrate the Academy Awards on March 5. After that the precious stuff will be put up for auction on top auction site, eBay beginning Monday, February 27 and conclude on Thursday, March 9, 2006.