OT Pop Star Prince Dead

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  1. B1GEast

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    Tragic, big fan of his music

    TMZ
     
  2. MattMang23

    MattMang23 Contrarian

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    RIP. A legend.

    And RIP Chyna too.
     
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  3. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    Definitely sad news. He really was a unique and talented musician and trend setter.
     
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  4. BUHusky

    BUHusky The original. Accept no substitutes.

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    Game...Blouses.

    RIP Prince.
     
  5. husky99

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    Underrated guitar player. Purple rain sound track rocked but the movie was horrible
     
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  6. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    I thought the movie was ok - not sure I'd be in a big rush for a second or third viewing, but it's a decent enough movie and he's ok in it.
     
  7. Hans Sprungfeld

    Hans Sprungfeld Ignoring *is* bliss

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    My one visit to Mohegan Sun. Justly acclaimed.
     
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  8. sledog

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    Stopped at First Ave in Minap during the early-80s Quite a crowd. Or as Roomful would say- 'All dressed-up to get messed-up'.
     
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  9. August_West

    August_West Arby's is probably better than what you eat

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    Underrated is an understatement.
    Fantastic.
     
  10. husky99

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    He had skills
     
  11. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    wow.
     
  12. upstater

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    Prince kept trying to erase all video of the night they debuted Purple Rain. The recording on the album is a live version, shortened, overdubbed, one take. If you can find the video online, it is amazing. At a Minneapolis nightclub before anyone had ever heard it.

    The song is also the most purple song ever, and best prom theme song hands down, '84
     
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  13. Kitaman

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    Beyond the music Prince tried to expose the audacity and unfairness of music contracts and industry control of artists. He used the word 'con-tracts' and battled the industry to retains creative rights and control of not only his music but himself. We may smile at his using a symbol for a name but it was a bold and calculated move.

    I was never a true fan but always an admirer of him and his originality of work. Nonetheless he was a genius, pioneer and musically gifted (multiple instruments) performer.

    Too dam young. RIP!
     
  14. Marat

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    I didn't know that Prince played basketball in HS.

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  15. superjohn

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    He was an incredible talent, gone way too soon.
     
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  16. storrsroars

    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    Glad I got to see him in person on the Musicology tour. Second best show I ever attended.

    My second wife had 2 seconds in Purple Rain (before I met her). Also spilled a drink on him.

    I used to go up to Mpls quite often in early 90s as she was from a Mpls burb and we got married there. Prince was a god up there. You couldn't escape his music - it was everywhere, all the time.

    Still, right up there with his music, he'll live on through the Dave Chappelle skits and the Kevin Smith monologues.
     
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  17. DogBoy

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    August, a quiz challenge for you. Who is the guitar player in the black leather hat standing behind Jeff Lynn? He also played all of the lead guitar in the Concert for George at Albert hall.
     
  18. storrsroars

    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    Marc Mann, I believe.
     
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    khalid is sad
    i shed a purple tear
    doves are crying
     
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  20. DogBoy

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    Correct. He is an amazing player. When I first saw the concert for George I was like who is the guy playing all the lead \ slide guitar. He nailed everything he played! I had to look it up but wondered if you would know who he was.
     
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  21. August_West

    August_West Arby's is probably better than what you eat

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    Albert lee even better
     
  22. DogBoy

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    Of ten years after fame!
     
  23. August_West

    August_West Arby's is probably better than what you eat

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    Hahaha :) that's Alvin.
     
  24. DogBoy

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    Doh!
     
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  25. Gutter King

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    Goosebumps. Like David Gilmour "Comfortably Numb" goosebumps. That was an amazing performance by all involved, but Prince was on another level there.

    It's a very gloomy day in Minneapolis. Prince, not unlike David Bowie, was an alien to me. You still have to cultivate the talent that you were born with, but he's one of those artists that was blessed with otherworldly abilities.