Rock ‘n roll legend Prince was found dead in an elevator at his home at his Paisley Park estate in his native Minnesota. He was 57.
It was less than a week ago when Prince’s private plane was forced to making an emergency landing near Chicago where he was hospitalized for flu like symptoms. Earlier this month, he cancelled two shows in Atlanta, but would perform there the day before his hospitalization.
For all the ’60’s & ’70’s music I listen to, the very first record (cassette to be precise) was Prince and The Revolution’s Purple Rain soundtrack on my 12th birthday. I would also buy his follow up Around The World in a Day which was a nod to ’60’s psychadelia especially “Raspberry Beret”. After that came the name change and The Artist Formerly Known as Prince and I kind of lost touch. But there was some very good music in there – “Little Red Corvette”, “1999”, “When Doves Cry”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “Nothing Compares 2 U” (which became a monster hit for Sinead O’Connor) and “Purple Rain”.
I have posted a video of “Purple Rain” in its full 8 minutes & 16 seconds of musical glory.