Prince fans will be invited to attend a fifth anniversary memorial at his Paisley Park home next month.
Five years since the music icon was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota aged 57, fans are being invited back to the estate to pay their respects to the Purple One.
The late legend's home, which is now The Paisley Park Atrium museum, will open for free on Wednesday the 21st April from 9AM until 9PM, with reservations for visiting slots now open. Paisley Park was the creative heart of Prince’s world, from 1985 to until his death in 2016. Prince lived in the sprawling 60,000 square foot compound for two decades, and it's thought his much-talked about vault, holding scores of unreleased music, is housed in the compound's basement.
“Prince’s passing remains incomprehensible to all of us,” said Alan Seiffert, Paisley Park Executive Director. “We celebrate his life and legacy every day at Paisley Park, a place that Prince wanted to share with the world. So, on this day especially, we acknowledge the incredible force and inspiration Prince is in people’s lives and open up our doors for them to pay their respects.”
An online memorial will also be available for fans across the globe.
You can register for a slot here.
In June last year, it was announced that Prince’s Yamaha DX7 synth would be listed for sale in an auction, alongside some other studio kit and belongings, including an E-mu EMAX sampler. The synth, which according to MusicRadar was played by the legendary musician on his track ‘Purple Medley’, was also used on the recording of 'Purple Rain' the album and the subsequent tour.
Back in 2019, we hit up DJ and all-round electronic music expert Bill Brewster to find out what five essential Prince-related tunes never leave his bag.