Rosie Gaines, who collaborated with Prince on Diamonds And Pearls, has fallen on hard times - and, although she's not an easy person to help, other musicians are doing their best to give her a hand. The San Fran Chronicle's Lee Hildebrand tells the story:
Friends offered Rosie housing, but she refused every time. Curtis Ohlson, her former husband and bandleader, says that a prominent musician found her a house in Hayward with a piano and a swimming pool.
“I don’t like Hayward. Hayward is evil,” he says she responded.