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Prince

November 8, 2018

Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, dancer, and performer on keyboards, drums, and bass, he was among the most talented American musicians of his generation. Mirrored by correspondingly intense music, Prince’s lyrics often address sexuality and desire with frankness and imagination. His music was and still is outstandingly amazing. Prince was really controversed because of his skin color, his height and also because of his clothes on stage. (I obviously can’t show you because he his often butt naked…) He intended to shock, by his style, and music. Indeed, his music is pretty sensual and sexual. So you can imagine that it was not appreciated by everyone (especially church people).

But Prince extolled tolerance; black, white, fat, skinny, tall, small. Everybody is beautiful and even sexy for him, and this is the message he is sending in his songs.

Some of my favorite titles :

  • Prince & The New Power Generation – Gett Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f4BwQFF-Os

  • Prince & The New Power Generation – Cream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrbFQEcpJ3A

Prince was not short of nicknames and aliases: across his career, he’s been known as The Kid, The Purple Purv, The Minneapolis Midget, Alexander Nevermind, Christopher Tracy and The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. His real name was Prince Rogers Nelson and when he was a kid he was known as Skipper.

You know you’ve made it when you have your very own Wikipedia spin-off site. Princepedia was created by fans a few years ago and remains a popular resource among Prince devotees.

Prince wrote his first ever song aged 7. It was called ‘Funk Machine’. Naturally.
He was already cooler than any of us.

He died on April 21st 2016 of an accidental overdose leaving behind devastated behind. A posthumous album is supposed to be released. I’ll keep track of the date!

Clara.

 

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