Princely assets under the hammer in New York

A funk pioneer and trailblazer, Prince also paid nearly as much attention to his visual look as he did his music. Now the late star’s wardrobe and assorted memorabilia are being auctioned off at the Hard Rock Cafe

13th May, 2018
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Prince performing on stage during his Purple Rain tour which ran from 1984 to 1985 Pic: Richard E Aaron/Redferns

By all accounts, Prince was a great guy to have been around: beautiful, talented and funny to boot. In 1993, having fallen out with his record label, he’d changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol. Nicole Nodland, his personal photographer at the time, mistakenly addressed him as Prince. “Don’t call me that, he said.” “What should I call you?” she asked. “Call me often,” came the reply....

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