“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Symbol in Life and Death…

Posted on April 21, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here.. prince_caricature_by_phillustrator_uk-d8k4syn

   A true Urban legend, Prince combined R&B, jazz fusion, funk, disco, pop, and rock to create a sound that was truly unique. He influenced or mentored many singer / songwriters, including Michael Jackson, Sheila E., Vanity, Sinead O’Connor, Tom Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Morris Day, Chaka Khan, Madonna, and The Bangles. Prince sold over 100 million records, worldwide, making him one of the biggest-selling acts in the annals of pop music. He garnered seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. In 2004, Prince was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.         PRINCE –>

   He was a pupil of Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Todd Rundgren, Earth Wind & Fire, and Miles Davis. Rock critics noted his similarities with Little Richard’s androgynous look and vocals. Eric Clapton once called him the best guitarist alive.

    Prince’s 1984 album Purple Rain sold more than 13 million copies in the United States, and spent 24 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s 200 Chart. He won an Oscar for Best Original Score for the film, Purple Rain, and had the #1 album, single, and film; the first time a singer had achieved this feat. Other movies include Under the Cherry Moon, Sign o’ the Times, and Graffiti Bridge. Returning to their original format, MTV suspended their regular programming, and ran his many music videos all day after the announcement of his passing.

 255px-Prince_logo.svg  The songwriter had many memorable tunes, such as Little Red Corvette, ControversyI Wanna Be Your LoverWhen Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Take Me with U, 1999I Would Die 4 U, Raspberry Beret, A Love Bizarre, KissCream, and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World. The magic happened at a recording studio in Minneapolis known as Paisley Park. Protesting his record contract, he transformed into The artist formerly known as Prince, or simply:   THE SYMBOL

prince-points-corbis-news-door   After Tipper Gore heard her 12-year-old daughter listening to Prince’s xxx song, Darling Nikki, she founded the Parents Music Resource Center. It advocates the mandatory use of a warning label (Parentel Advisory: Explicit Lyrics) on the covers of record albums containing language or lyrical content unsuitable for minors. The recording industry later voluntarily complied with this request.

   The singer defied convention, and recently became a Jehovah’s Witness; and he was a vegetarian. And, throughout his career, he was not afraid to engage in lawsuits, mostly with his music labels, or over a copyright infringement.

   I suspect in death, Prince’s estate will continue to earn gobs of royalties. The ubiquitous, prolific, trailblazing, cultural icon known as Prince was 57.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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