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Prince's Paisley Park opening to the public

Written by Alastair McKenzie on 26 September 2016.

Purple balloons & cards attached to the Paisley Park fence

Fans of the pop star Prince will be able to pay homage to their idol from next month when his home, Paisley Park in Minnesota, opens to the general public following his untimely death earlier this year.

The flamboyant but secretive showman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and sold more than 100 million records, won seven GRAMMYS® and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio, in 2004.

His $10 million Paisley Park complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, was completed in 1986 and Prince recorded 30 albums here between 1987 and 2016. It was both his private estate and his production complex and he even released a single in 1985 called 'Paisley Park'.

The tours, which start on October 6th 2016, will enable fans to have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside Paisley Park. Throughout the experience, visitors will see artefacts from Prince's personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards (his GRAMMY® Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award® for the film “Purple Rain”), musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.

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