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PostSubject: Prince dies   Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:01 pm

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He was 57...



Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson confirmed Thursday afternoon that deputies and medics were dispatched to Paisley Park around 9:43 a.m. CT, where they found the singer unresponsive in an elevator. Their attempts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. The department's statement added that it is still investigating the death with assistance from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.

Prince, a 2004 Rock Hall of Fame inductee, won seven Grammy Awards. He also won a best-original-song Oscar for his 1984 film Purple Rain. His long list of hit songs includes 1999, Little Red Corvette,When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy and Kiss.

The 5-foot-2 Minneapolis native, born Prince Rogers Nelson, broke through in the late 1970s and never forgot where he came from. He continued to live and work there for the rest of his life. Former Governor Jesse Ventura called his death a "huge loss for Minnesota."

Prince also gave a leg-up to other musicians such as Sheila E. He also wrote for other performers, including Sinead O'Connor (Nothing Compares 2 U) Sheena Easton (Sugar Walls) and the Bangles (Manic Monday).

"Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our musical landscape. Prince was an original who influenced so many, and his legacy will live on forever," Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said in a statement.

MTV, which came of age alongside the singer, called Prince "a once-in-a-lifetime artist who transcended every medium and genre he touched and created music with a passion and individuality that inspired multiple generations."

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PostSubject: Re: Prince dies   Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:08 pm

Super sad... big loss to the music community.

I am a huge Prince fan. Purple Rain and The Beautiful Ones are two of my top 20 all time favorite songs.

Sad day.



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PostSubject: Re: Prince dies   Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:14 am

Eric wrote:
Story at PNJ

He was 57...



Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson confirmed Thursday afternoon that deputies and medics were dispatched to Paisley Park around 9:43 a.m. CT, where they found the singer unresponsive in an elevator. Their attempts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. The department's statement added that it is still investigating the death with assistance from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.

Prince, a 2004 Rock Hall of Fame inductee, won seven Grammy Awards. He also won a best-original-song Oscar for his 1984 film Purple Rain. His long list of hit songs includes 1999, Little Red Corvette,When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy and Kiss.

The 5-foot-2 Minneapolis native, born Prince Rogers Nelson, broke through in the late 1970s and never forgot where he came from. He continued to live and work there for the rest of his life. Former Governor Jesse Ventura called his death a "huge loss for Minnesota."

Prince also gave a leg-up to other musicians such as Sheila E. He also wrote for other performers, including Sinead O'Connor (Nothing Compares 2 U) Sheena Easton (Sugar Walls) and the Bangles (Manic Monday).

"Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our musical landscape. Prince was an original who influenced so many, and his legacy will live on forever," Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said in a statement.

MTV, which came of age alongside the singer, called Prince "a once-in-a-lifetime artist who transcended every medium and genre he touched and created music with a passion and individuality that inspired multiple generations."

A great talent!...Very similar to Bowie in that neither could tied exclusively to a certain genre of music...both battled the bootleggers of their products and both kept those that care about private lives guessing....Prince was the exception to the rules...he ducked in and out of the bright musical industry lights bit seemed to be content on remaining at his home in Minnesota and out of sight....One of the last great Super Bowl Halftime performances where it was actually about the artist and music!...Very sad but thankfully through his music----never forgotten...
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PostSubject: Re: Prince dies   Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:20 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Prince dies   Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:03 pm

A very talented musician despite not reading music. Some amazing guitar riffs.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince dies   Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:52 am



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PostSubject: Re: Prince dies   Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:51 am

PkrBum wrote:
A very talented musician despite not reading music. Some amazing guitar riffs.

  'Hendrixesque'....There was a story told that a music critic asked Eric Clapton what it felt like to be the greatest guitar player in the world and Clapton answered..."I don't know you'd have to ask Prince"...Very prestigious compliment....
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PostSubject: Re: Prince dies   Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:34 am

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PkrBum wrote:
A very talented musician despite not reading music. Some amazing guitar riffs.

  'Hendrixesque'....There was a story told that a music critic asked Eric Clapton what it felt like to be the greatest guitar player in the world and Clapton answered..."I don't know you'd have to ask Prince"...Very prestigious compliment....

No kidding, quite a compliment coming from Clapton! I think he was really underrated as a musician because so many considered his music "pop." I don't care what you call his music, Prince was an epic musician, artist, performer. He also went to war against record labels, refusing to bend to their demands to produce music that conformed to their marketing needs. He truly did his own thing. Not many can say that anymore.

I mean, tell me this is not epic. If you haven't seen the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, just... wait for it. If you have, enjoy it again.



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PostSubject: Re: Prince dies   Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:36 pm

Billy Gibbons describes Prince's guitar playing as "sensational"... This is a really great article and there's an amazing youtube video of Prince playing Honky Tonk Woman in it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/04/22/defying-description-zz-tops-billy-gibbons-on-prince-the-sensational-guitarist/

It's really heartwarming to see all the love and respect Prince had from other musicians and guitar geniuses.
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PostSubject: Re: Prince dies   Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:20 am

riceme wrote:
Billy Gibbons describes Prince's guitar playing as "sensational"... This is a really great article and there's an amazing youtube video of Prince playing Honky Tonk Woman in it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/04/22/defying-description-zz-tops-billy-gibbons-on-prince-the-sensational-guitarist/

It's really heartwarming to see all the love and respect Prince had from other musicians and guitar geniuses.

Billy Gibbons is another of the greats....his new album is really some good blues....
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