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GUITAR SELLS FOR A PRINCE OF A PRICE!

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A custom guitar played by Prince at the height
of his stardom in the 1980s and 1990s has sold for a staggering $563,500 at
auction.

The “Blue Angel” Cloud 2 electric guitar skyrocketed beyond the estimate of $100,000 to $200,000 it was expected to fetch at the Music Icons sale run by
Julien’s Auctions on Friday and Saturday in Beverly Hills.

Prince played the blindingly blue guitar with the artist’s “love” symbol on its
neck beginning on the 1984 Purple Rain Tour, on the classic albums
“Lovesexy” and “Sign O’ The Times.” He used it into the early 1990s.

Iconic Prince guitar that was once thought lost is sold for over ...
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

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A BOSSA NOVA PIONEER HAS DIED AT 88

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João Gilberto(Prado Pereira de Oliveira) (June 10, 1931 – July 6, 2019)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and
songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that
gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of
the South American nation, died Saturday. Journalist and bossa nova
scholar Ruy Castro called the death of Gilberto a "monumental" loss.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1973, Secretariat won the 105th Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths and ran the fastest 1 1/2 miles on dirt at 2:24. The horse
became the first since Citation in 1948 to win America’s coveted
Triple Crown–the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.

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Secretariat Statue located at Belmont Park.

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“THE KING OF THE SURF GUITAR” HAS DIED

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  Dick Dale (Richard Anthony Monsour) (May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019)
   

Dick Dale, the pioneer of surf rock known for his 1962 hit Misirlou, died Saturday
night of heart failure.
He was 81. Dick Dale had recently been in treatment for cancer, from which he had twice previously recovered.

The iconic guitarist inspired artists as varied as The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix,
Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Eddie Van Halen.

    

      
     
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HALL OF FAME GUITARIST HAS DIED AT 68

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Edward C. "Ed" King (September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Ed King, the former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynrd,
has died at his home in Nashville. He had been battling cancer in the months
prior to his death.

King’s family made the announcement in a Facebook post, ending with ‘We
thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his
life and career."

The rocker played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and helped
write iconic songs such as, "Sweet Home Alabama."

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006

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