History Music / Prince

13th Feb '17 9:21:13 AM thelivingtoad
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Prince's first two albums. Prepare for generic disco-funk and a very high falsetto voice. This is especially noticeable when "I Wanna Be Your Lover" usually winds up as the only representation of this era on his greatest hits albums. What people think when they hear the name "Prince" started in 1980, but he still kept a lot of the old school funk sensibilities until 1982.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Prince's first two albums. Prepare for generic disco-funk and a very high falsetto voice. This is especially most noticeable when with "I Wanna Be Your Lover" Lover", which usually winds up as the only representation of this era on his greatest hits albums. What people think when they hear the name "Prince" started in 1980, but he still kept a lot of the old school funk sensibilities until 1982.
13th Feb '17 9:20:36 AM thelivingtoad
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Prince's first two albums. Prepare for generic disco-funk and a very high falsetto voice. What people think when they hear the name "Prince" started in 1980, but he still kept a lot of the old school funk sensibilities until 1982.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Prince's first two albums. Prepare for generic disco-funk and a very high falsetto voice. This is especially noticeable when "I Wanna Be Your Lover" usually winds up as the only representation of this era on his greatest hits albums. What people think when they hear the name "Prince" started in 1980, but he still kept a lot of the old school funk sensibilities until 1982.
6th Feb '17 12:17:39 AM wyattte
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* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: There's something oddly poignant about Prince's last tour before his passing; it was a series of shows with nothing but Prince and a grand piano.
6th Feb '17 12:14:48 AM wyattte
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Prince reportedly had hundreds upon hundreds of unreleased songs, albums, and even ''movies'' in his "vault". If true, he had so much music in the vault that a new album could have been released every year for the over next '''100 years'''. Prince wrote [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome more than one thousand songs.]] Most were released under his own name, some were released under [[StageNames pseudonyms]] and {{pen name}}s, while others were recorded and released by other artists. Associates and "spinoff bands" of the latter mostly involved others recording vocals over his own songs with his own lyrics (Vanity 6, Apollonia 6, Mazarati, Madhouse, The Family), with some such spinoff bands managing to win creative independence (Sheila E., The Time), or others not being involved with him at all (Wendy & Lisa - considering Prince's conflicts with them led to The Revolution breaking up, that's not at all surprising.) We have a page for them over at Music/PrincesAssociates.

He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award, and was one of the few people to have simultaneously managed a #1 movie, album and single in the same year (''Purple Rain'', ''Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain'' and "When Doves Cry" / "Let's Go Crazy", respectively. "When Doves Cry" was also crowned the song of 1984 by Billboard.) He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year he was eligible in 2004. In that same year ''Rolling Stone'' ranked Prince #28 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Even when approaching 60, Prince never slowed down. His performances never became less impassioned and his intense dancing style finally caught up with him when in 2016 he began having severe hip pains, for which he was prescribed painkillers. That April, he was [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36106778 found dead in his Minnesota compound]] at the age of 57 from what was originally described as flu-like symptoms, later revealed to be [[http://bigstory.ap.org/3c35f1efbd3a4ae1add3a3d787864475 an opioid overdose]]. Behind him, the Purple One left quite a legacy.

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Prince reportedly had hundreds upon hundreds of unreleased songs, albums, and even ''movies'' in his "vault". If true, he had so much music in the vault that a new album could have been released every year for the over next '''100 years'''. Prince wrote [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome more than one thousand songs.]] songs,]] making him a poster boy for ArchivePanic. Most were released under his own name, some were released under [[StageNames pseudonyms]] and {{pen name}}s, while others were recorded and released by other artists. Associates and "spinoff bands" of the latter mostly involved others recording vocals over his own songs with his own lyrics (Vanity 6, Apollonia 6, Mazarati, Madhouse, The Family), with some such spinoff bands managing to win creative independence (Sheila E., The Time), or others not being involved with him at all (Wendy & Lisa - considering Prince's conflicts with them led to The Revolution breaking up, that's not at all surprising.) We have a page for them over at Music/PrincesAssociates.

He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award, and was one of the few people to have simultaneously managed a #1 movie, album and single in the same year (''Purple Rain'', ''Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain'' and "When Doves Cry" / "Let's Go Crazy", respectively. "When Doves Cry" was also crowned the song of 1984 by Billboard.) He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year he was eligible in 2004. In that same year ''Rolling Stone'' ranked Prince #28 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Time. 2007 saw some of his biggest exposure ever when he played the halftime show of ''Superbowl XLI'' (notable for being performed in a thunderstorm - "Purple Rain" indeed!), which is still considered one of the best halftime shows ever.

Even when approaching 60, in his mid-50s, Prince never slowed down. His performances never became less impassioned and impassioned, but his intense dancing style finally caught up with him when in 2016 he began having severe hip pains, for which he was prescribed painkillers. That April, he was [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36106778 found dead in his Minnesota compound]] at the age of 57 from what was originally described as flu-like symptoms, later revealed to be [[http://bigstory.ap.org/3c35f1efbd3a4ae1add3a3d787864475 an opioid overdose]]. Behind him, the Purple One left quite a legacy.
1st Feb '17 10:48:52 AM AmateurMadman
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* 2015: "[=HITnRUN=]: phase one"
* 2015: "[=HITnRUN=]: phase two"

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* 2015: "[=HITnRUN=]: ''[=HITnRUN=]: phase one"
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* 2015: "[=HITnRUN=]: ''[=HITnRUN=]: phase two"
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21st Dec '16 2:25:08 PM Xtifr
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Move over, Music/JamesBrown, there's a new sex machine in town, and his name's '''Prince'''.

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Move over, Music/JamesBrown, there's a new sex machine in town, and his name's '''Prince'''.
Prince.
16th Dec '16 1:46:53 PM ClumpJ526
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* Kirk Johnson - percussion, backing vocals, dancing, drums, drum machine programming (1990-1993), (2000-2001)

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* Kirk Johnson - percussion, backing vocals, dancing, drums, drum machine programming (1990-1993), (2000-2001)(1990-1993, 2000-2001)
8th Oct '16 6:09:32 PM ClumpJ526
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* Mayte Garcia - backing vocals (1992-1996)

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* Mayte Garcia - backing vocals (1992-1996)vocals, dancing (1992-1996)
* Mr. Hayes - keyboards (1993-2012)
6th Oct '16 9:37:40 PM ClumpJ526
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* Levi Seacer, Jr. - rhythm guitar (1991-1993)

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* Levi Seacer, Jr. - rhythm guitar (1991-1993)(1990-1993)



* Sonny T. - bass (1991-1996)

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* Sonny T. - bass (1991-1996)(1990-1996)



* Tommy Barbarella - keyboards (1991-1996)

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* Tommy Barbarella - keyboards (1991-1996)(1990-1996)



* Michael Bland - drums (1991-1996)
* Kirk Johnson - percussion, backing vocals, drums, drum machine programming (1993-2000)

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* Michael Bland - drums (1991-1996)
(1990-1996)
* Kirk Johnson - percussion, backing vocals, dancing, drums, drum machine programming (1993-2000)(1990-1993), (2000-2001)



* Tony M. - rapping (1991-1993)

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* Tony M. - rapping (1991-1993)rapping, dancing (1990-1993)
23rd Sep '16 3:16:59 AM Morgenthaler
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In this period, Prince also got in trouble due to his explicit style. Then-Senator AlGore's wife, Tipper, was outraged by hearing her 12-year old daughter listening to the explicit lyrics of "Darling Nikki" and founded the much-hated [[MoralGuardians Parents Music Resource Center]] (yes, the inventors of the "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" sticker).

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In this period, Prince also got in trouble due to his explicit style. Then-Senator AlGore's UsefulNotes/AlGore's wife, Tipper, was outraged by hearing her 12-year old daughter listening to the explicit lyrics of "Darling Nikki" and founded the much-hated [[MoralGuardians Parents Music Resource Center]] (yes, the inventors of the "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" sticker).
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