Prince achieved great height in the world of music. His Purple Rain and 1999 provided him with worldwide fame during 1980s. Only a handful of musicians have produced a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. He arose as one of the most remarkable talents of the rock and roll era, who had the ability to seamlessly mix pop, folk, rock, and funk.
As Guitar Confidence and Dublin mourns the death of Prince, let take a flashback at Prince’s life. Prince’s full name was Prince Rogers Nelson he a guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor and could play multi-instruments. He could revolutionize his music and was known for his diverse on-stage work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range.
He was born on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father was John Nelson, a musician whose stage name was Prince Rogers, and his mother was Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer who performed with the Prince Rogers Band. He became interested in music at a young age and taught himself how to play the piano, guitar and drums. Prince formed his first band Grand Central which was later known as Champagne with André Anderson and Morris Day during his high school days.
He signed his first musical record with Warner Bros. Records. in 1978, he was only eighteen then. Prince released his album ‘For You’ in 1978. His album Prince (1979) went platinum, while his other three records ‘Dirty Mind’ (1980), ‘Controversy’ (1981), and 1999 (1982) also received success. He played practically all of the instruments for the albums ‘For You’ and Prince (1979). With Prince developing his career, he also became known for tracks that had spirituality, with a yearning for majesty and wonder. In 1982, Prince released a his album, 1999, which sold over three million copies, while the title track was a protest against nuclear proliferation and became Prince’s first top 10 hit in countries outside the US receiving international success. In 1984 with his band Revolution, Prince created the classic album Purple Rain.
In recent times, Prince returned to attention in 2004 with his performance at Grammy Awards with Beyonce Knowles, the same year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His “Song of the Heart” for the animated film Happy Feet won him Golden Globe (Best Original Song) in 2006.
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As we remember Price, I leave you with the trailer of Purple Rain (1984)