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Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« on: April 21, 2016, 10:50:38 am »
Prince Dead at 57

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu-uQwLODkw



Wow. I literally just heard a minute ago that Prince passed away. Totally shocked and stunned right now. I had heard he was rushed to the hospital last week due to the flu and was released shortly after that. So, this news is totally unexpected. I'm at a loss for words. Did not see this coming at all. Amazing career. Amazing musician. Way too young.
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 11:11:42 am »
Yea, this is rather shocking news.
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 11:21:40 am »
Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | NFL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NN3gsSf-Ys


Not just my fave Prince song, but one of my all-time fave songs ever is Purple Rain. The song itself is legendary, but his Superbowl performance just elevates it to another realm. You know, I read somewhere that Prince has recorded so much stuff that he never released that the estate could (and will) release a new album every year for the next 50 years.
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 01:20:28 pm »
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

This is still the benchmark of what everyone that enters the HOF needs to live up to. Still the greatest performance ever that still leaves me speechless. I always get a kick out of watching Tom and everyone else's reaction to what they are seeing Prince doing before them. It's awesome. Watch it if you have never seen it before. Now THAT'S how you play a guitar!
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 01:27:13 pm »
First, how can we not include Kevin Smith's half-hour story of trying to work for Prince?  Classic.



And also, Prince on Muppets Tonight (thanks Digg!)





Okay, confession time: I've never heard a Prince album.  I never even had the Batman soundtrack.  Another huge gaping hole in my past, I wasn't around when he was big, and when I was, it was in his "Artist Formerly Known As Prince" phase, where he seemed to be actively avoiding being promoted to cheese off his label.  And I'd never come across a friend or anyone who had a Prince CD that I could borrow, and I never really saw them out in the world in the shops, either.  At least not where I was looking.  By the time I got big into music, he was gone.

The closest thing I had was... I had a cassette tape of songs that were marginally connected to Halloween, songs like Monster Mash, Witchy Woman, etc, but there are so few of those that they also included stuff like Wooly Bully and then at the end, the very last track was Batdance.  A COVER of Batdance.  And they couldn't use the audio clips from the movie, either, so the dude singing is also doing the voices for Batman and the Joker.  It's really strange.
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 01:38:12 pm »
The Kevin Smith story has been playing in the back of my mind ever since hearing the news of Prince's passing. It's a great story and very entertaining. The other memory that I have of Prince that has been playing on a loop in my mind involves my Mom. I still remember the day that she ask me if I had heard of this "new" artist named Prince (he had been around for a few years but was still unknown at the time). I told her that I didn't. All day, she kept singing Little Red Corvette. We ended up driving somewhere (Sports Arena) and she kept singing the song. So, that's a fond memory I have of that day and of her. My mom had the knack of introducing me to all sorts of bands that I had never heard of: Ratt, Scorpions, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac and yes, Prince, just to name a few.
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 02:04:19 pm »
Did you sand Starlord have the same mom?  Are you Chip Pratt?

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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2016, 02:19:30 pm »
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2016, 02:55:43 pm »
J Scott Campbell just posted this likeness to Twitter, thought it was worth a share on here.


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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2016, 02:58:42 pm »
Awesome find! Thanks for posting that!!
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2016, 03:44:13 pm »
very sad day...

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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2016, 04:29:45 pm »
Today has been a very unproductive day for me. I've been channel surfing all day just so that I can hear everyone's personal stories about the guy. I've learned a lot of stuff that I've never heard of. The last time I spent the day not doing anything was of course when Michael Jackson passed away. Time to bust out some of my Prince CD's and hopefully get some work done now.
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2016, 04:48:47 pm »
Prince - Gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzzUGY0-WeQ

Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmqSi7lulMM

Everyone is most likely playing 1999, Purple Rain, Diamonds and Pearls or Sign o' the Times albums today. For me, I'm going with The Gold Experience to start it off. As I remember it, it was the guitar solo at the end of Gold that made me buy the CD on the spot. Blockbuster Music for the win.
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2016, 07:32:31 pm »
I too have never listened to an album. Never got into his music, but do recognize the talent this man was to the music industry. Quite the showman, writer, musician and creative force.
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Re: Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2016, 07:41:39 pm »
Quote
This is still the benchmark of what everyone that enters the HOF needs to live up to. Still the greatest performance ever that still leaves me speechless. I always get a kick out of watching Tom and everyone else's reaction to what they are seeing Prince doing before them. It's awesome. Watch it if you have never seen it before. Now THAT'S how you play a guitar!e

That was pretty amazing.

Who was the first guitarist playing the lead material
Who was the kid in back. Looked like George Harrison. Harrison's kid?
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