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First ever official 'Prince' exhibition comes to London

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 01:20

London's O2 arena hosts a new exhibition of personal memorabilia of the late singer Prince. Bob Mezan reports.

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Fans of the late singer Prince are in for a treat, as a new exhibition of his personal memorabilia is set to open at London's O2 arena. "My Name is Prince" features more than 200 items. Highlights include the suit he wore in the music video for "Raspberry Beret;" his famous 'cloud' guitar; outfits from his "Purple Rain" tour; and his 'third-eye' sunglasses. According to organizers, Prince, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2016, actually laid the foundation for the exhibition: they say he was working on an idea to open up his own home to tours since the early 2000s. His sister, Tyka Nelson, was in London to give her blessing. She said visiting the exhibit was an emotional experience. SOUNDBITE: Tyka Nelson, Prince's sister, saying (English): "It was extremely difficult. I didn't make it you know maybe 10, 15 steps if that, started crying had to go back out, came back in maybe 20, 25 steps cried had to go back out." The 02 arena was closely associated with Prince: in 2007, he performed a 21-night residency there, playing to 450,000 fans. It now will host the exhibition through January 7, 2018.

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First ever official 'Prince' exhibition comes to London

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 01:20