I’m sure that you have heard by now that Prince passed away today. I’m in shock and disbelief as are most of you. There are times when you remember where you were when first hearing about a celebrity death, and today was one of those days. For me was during my lunch break outside with fellas when I heard and confirmed that Prince had died. One of my two most favorite musicians and entertainers of all time, I first became familiar with Prince through the songs “Soft and Wet”, “Dirty Mind”, and “Head”, but is was the song “Controversy” in which I became a fan and I’ve been locked in ever since. I did have the opportunity to view this musical legend in person once as he toured promoting his protégée, Támar, doing a date in Atlanta. Rest in Peace to one of the baddest to ever do it, Prince.
There many and countless performances that would show the talent that this man possessed, but this one from a 2004 Hall of Fame Induction lets him fly free.“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.
Prince was hospitalized last week after his plane for was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. Released a few hours later, a rep told TMZ that he had been battling a bad case of the flu.
One of the most iconic musicians in music history, Prince’s extensive career grew out of the music scene of his native Minneapolis, where he lived his entire life. His 1978 debut album For You and self-titled second LP, released in October 1979, kicked off an incredibly prolific run of albums that included 1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Sign O The Times and Batman, among others, throughout the 1980s at a clip of nearly one per year, evolving with each release.