This Is What Really Happened To Prince's Guitar At The 2004 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Devout and even casual Prince fans are surely familiar with the iconic musician's guest appearance at the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
READ: Prince Worked On Janelle Monáe's Upcoming Album 'Dirty Computer'
Joining Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Steve Winwood for a performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in tribute to the late George Harrison, the Purple One took the stage and played a wildly memorable guitar solo before throwing the instrument offstage. Still to this day a number of people have wondered where the guitar disappeared to once he was done playing it. Well, now we know.
According to a report from Minnesota Public Radio's the Current (via Facebook group the People of Paisley Park), one of his guitar techs, Takumi Suetsugu, was in charge of not only catching the guitar but specifically handing it to Oprah Winfrey.
"Per explicit instructions from Prince, Takumi stood in the front row and caught the guitar...and then promptly handed it to Oprah Winfrey," the report said. "Prince was known to toss many a guitar over the years, but this one deserves its own place in the R&R Hall of Fame. And I'll bet Takumi never dropped a guitar even once in all those years."
However, it seems that Winfrey returned the guitar back to Prince at some point, according to the People of Paisley Park.
A few weeks ago it was revealed that Prince had worked onJanelle Monáe's forthcoming album Dirty Computer prior to his death.
Source: The Current