Lot #5402
Prince Voice Messages on Answering Machine Tape

"I lost Vanity's number...Please call me at Paisley"—answering machine tape with two Prince messages
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Estimate: $5000+

Description

"I lost Vanity's number...Please call me at Paisley"—answering machine tape with two Prince messages

TDK SA cassette tape from an answering machine containing two voice messages from Prince, with B side of tape annotated in black felt tip: “12/14/88 P. Mess.” The contents of the tape have been transferred to a digital audio disc. The first Prince message can be found on the first track at marker 3:55, in full: “Karen, can you have Ashley bring by food? When it's ready, she can just leave it in the kitchen. Thanks."

The second Prince message, found on track three at marker 4:31, in full: “Karen, I lost Vanity's number. I (inaudible‚Ķ). Please call me at Paisley."

Other highlights include messages from: Prince’s housekeeper, his chef, John at Paisley Park, publicist Robyn Riggs, Alan Leeds, Madonna's assistant Melissa Crow, and others. In fine condition. From the collection of Prince’s former assistant and accompanied by a letter of provenance.

The Prince Estate is not affiliated, associated, or connected with RR Auction or this auction, nor has it endorsed, authenticated or sponsored the items available for auction. Further, The Prince Estate has not licensed any of its intellectual property to RR Auction.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #611 - Ended June 24, 2021