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Bel Air Birthplace of the Spice Girls Listed For $18.9 Million

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You'd think the Bel Air home of EMI's former president (Ken Berry, the guy who paid $42 million to sign the Rolling Stones) and former vice chairman (Nancy Berry, who is known for being the ultimate rock chick) would come with some killer rock and roll stories, but the most common one is this (from a 1998 Wall Street Journal article republished in the Independent): "It was on the Berrys' patio that five young women with a boom box choreographed their way toward a record contract and became the Spice Girls last year." Still, the same article said that the house also "often serves as a late-night crash pad for itinerant rock stars and music producers," so there's probably some good juice to be dug up somewhere. The six-bedroom, six and a half-bathroom house sits on .9 acres through Bel Air's fancy east gate and comes with a pool, screening room, library, dining room, breakfast room, guesthouse, and gym. It's asking $18.9 million or $40,000 a month to rent.
· Traditional Spanish Hacienda in Bel Air [Sotheby's International Realty]