“Life is just a party and parties weren’t meant to last”
Prince Rogers Nelson, more commonly known by the mononym Prince, was born on June 7th 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Midwestern U.S state bordering Canada and Lake Superior). The exceptionally talented singer, was also a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and an actor; notoriously known as an innovator. Pioneer of Minneapolis sound, Prince integrated an extensive selection of styles including soul, funk, rock, R&B, psychedelia and pop.
In 1979 Prince released his second studio album “Prince” (anything underlined is a hyperlink and will direct you to listen to the song) by Warner Bros Records which went Platinum due to the legendary and highly successful singles “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover”. Princes’ album was written, arranged, composed, produced and performed solely by him and he would often write songs for other artists too under pseudonyms (false names). His success continued with the release of his records “Dirty Mind” (1980), “Controversy” (1981) and “1999” (1982). In 1984 he released my all-time favourite Prince song “Purple Rain”. Prince final album “HITnRUN Phase Two” (can be found on Tidal & iTunes) was released last year.
Personally, I will remember Prince for his diverse vocal range and his abundantly flamboyant presence on stage, he never failed to entertain. He was a symbol of love (literally, he changed his name to an unpronounceable love symbol in 1993). The emotions and connections his fans have formed with his music will forever keep his memory alive. Music plays a major role in our lives, another way to express ourselves and Princes never held back, his music is timeless.
To the Pioneer of Music, you will be forever missed.
Rest in Peace Prince Rogers Nelson