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Susannah Melvoin Prince Collection

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  Listen To RR Auction Executive Vice President Bobby Livingston's recorded podcast interview with Susannah Melvoin below.

Singer-songwriter Susannah Melvoin, an extended member of The Revolution during the Parade era, shared a longterm working musical relationship with and was engaged to Prince in the 80s. Prince was planning his proposal to Melvoin in the summer of 1986 when “Under the Cherry Moon” was released, and made his formal wedding proposal at the historic Hotel de Crillon in Paris, France. Included in this collection are the mysterious pre-proposal cards sent with flowers to Susannah that July, reading: “yes,” “no,” “guess?”

Susannah developed a close working relationship with Prince beginning in the mid-1980s while her twin sister, Wendy Melvoin, was the guitarist in The Revolution. During this time she was asked to be a joint lead vocalist for Prince’s band, The Family, and later joined the expanded line-up of The Revolution, adding backing vocals to “Parade,” which included the 1986 single “Anotherloverholenyohead.” Susannah’s incredible collection includes a lengthy handwritten “Under the Cherry Moon” manuscript notebook, decor from their Galpin home in Minnesota, Prince’s extensively used 1979 legwarmers, and the musical icon’s dazzling stage-worn jewelry from the Purple Rain Tour.