A pair of purple grosgrain custom-made pants owned and worn circa 1982-1985 by Prince. These pants are identical in color and fabric to a jacket Prince wore during a photo session with legendary photographer Richard Avedon on December 22, 1982 (which later appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone’s Prince memorial issue.)
As detailed in the accompanying letter of provenance, these pants were part of group of Prince’s clothes dropped off by Prince’s longtime bodyguard, Big Chick Huntsberry, at a Minneaopolis area dry cleaners in 1985. The letter notes “The articles of clothing were never picked up; many attempts were made to contact Charles (Big Chick) to no avail. Charles Huntsberry did leave Prince’s employ sometime in 1985. This may be the reason the clothing was never claimed.” It notes that the cleaners had a policy that clothing not claimed after one year was to be discarded or donated. We purchased these pants from a former employee of the cleaners who had kept them since 1986.
The pants are custom made, with a tiny 25″ waist, a 26 1/2″ inseam and an overall length of 38″. The construction is very detailed, and even the zipper pull was painted purple originally.
Do you know the real Terrorists in our earth????? The scene at the corner of 62nd and Larchwood (Philadelphia) on the afternoon of May 13, 1985, following the dropping of a bomb on the Black Nationalist headquarters known as MOVE.
On this day in music history: April 21, 1986 - “Tinderbox”, the seventh album by Siouxsie And The Banshees is released. Produced by Siouxsie And The Banshees, it is recorded at Hansa Studios (by the Wall) in Berlin, Germany and Matrix Studios in London in May 1985 and September 1985. The bands first album to feature new guitarist John Valentine Carruthers, he replaces Robert Smith who had been doing double duty in Siouxsie And The Banshees and his own band The Cure, as well as participating the side project The Glove with bassist Steve Severin. Smith bows out in 1984, citing exhaustion as his reason for leaving. Thanks to the albums lead single “Cities In Dust” (#21 UK, #17 US Club Play), it is the bands first record to receive significant video and radio airplay in the US. It spins off two singles including “Candyman” (#34 UK). The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 2009 with four additional bonus tracks, including the 12" mixes of “Cities In Dust”, “The Sweetest Chill”, plus two other previously unreleased tracks. “Tinderbox” peaks at number thirteen on the UK album chart, and number eighty eight on the Billboard Top 200.