DETROIT (AP) — It’s your chance to live like a music legend. The Detroit mansion once owned by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is for sale. Agent Deborah Smith tells The Associated Press the roughly 10,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance Revival home was listed this week for about $1.3 million. Gordy bought what became known as the “Motown Mansion” in 1967 and lived there a few years before moving to Los Angeles.
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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — It doesn’t look like Bob Dylan will play this year’s Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island — even though he has a standing invitation to do so. But his presence will be felt. It was at the event 50 years ago that Dylan made rock history — by ditching his acoustic guitar and going electric. The three-song set is seen as one of the key events in rock ‘n’ roll history — because it got other acts to plug in and make new audiences. How big of an event? The Fender Stratocaster Dylan played at Newport was sold at auction for nearly $1 million. It remains the highest price paid for a guitar at auction. The festival runs July 24-26.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley has been dead for decades. But his music continues to affect people. That was most recently seen in Baltimore — a city rocked by rioting after a black man died after being taken into police custody. The city’s flagship theater has opened a musical about Marley and the launch came amid the civil unrest. A new scene was added to the production, to incorporate the strife. And earlier this month, the cast of the show took to the streets to do a free concert, featuring Marley’s iconic hit, “One Love.”
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The allegations about how B.B. King came to his end won’t affect plans for his final goodbyes. King’s embalmed body was autopsied Sunday — after a weekend service in Las Vegas and before it was moved to the site of other memorials later this week in Memphis, Tennessee — and Saturday’s planned funeral in Indianola, Mississippi.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Next stop for The Rolling Stones: Columbus, Ohio. The second gig in the 15-city “Zip Code” tour will be Saturday. The tour kicked off with a sold-out performance in San Diego. One of the big features of the set up — a long catwalk that extends from the stage into the audience. During Sunday’s show, Mick Jagger sprinted along the length of the catwalk and across the stage attached to it.
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LONDON (AP) — The Pinner County Grammar School in London held a reunion for the class of 1958 and Elton John showed up. John posts on Instagram he has not seen many of his schoolmates in more than 50 years and it was as if they had never left school. While his classmates may have been impressed he attended, John was more impressed that his oldest pal, Keith Francis, made it. John says Francis flew all the way from Australia for the reunion.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King’s eldest daughter is inviting the public to see her father’s body, then celebrate his life. Shirley King will hold a free musical tribute tonight in Las Vegas. A public viewing for her father will be held this afternoon in Las Vegas. Shirley King says when people are done being sad about her father’s death, she wants them to come out and let the good times roll.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The man who turned “Sunshine” into a hit in 1971 is giving a clue to the secrets of his past with his new album cover. Jonathan Edwards says the photograph used as the cover art for his new album “Tomorrow’s Child” is Edwards himself as a child, taken on the day he was adopted. Moreover, Edwards reveals he gave up a child for adoption before his music career took off. Decades later, he has reunited with both his birth mother and the daughter he gave up. He writes about those emotions in the song “Jonny’s Come Home.” ”Tomorrow’s Child” comes out June 23.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — B.B. King will be laid to rest at the museum that bears his name in his hometown. King will be buried at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretative Center in Indianola, Mississippi, on May 30. A public viewing is scheduled for today in Las Vegas, with a private service for relatives on Saturday. King’s body will be flown to Memphis on Wednesday and driven in a procession on Beale Street. The B.B. King museum will hold a public viewing on May 29 with a funeral on May 30. The museum’s director, Dion Brown, says they feel comfortable knowing King’s grave will receive perpetual care at the museum.