June 7, 2017

Prince ~ June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016

Prince Rogers Nelson better known as simply "Prince" or "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince" was born on this day, June 7, in 1958. He was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist and record producer. He was a musical innovator known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists, "the most influential artists of the rock & roll era".       

Prince died on April 21, 2016, at his Paisley Park home and studio in Minneapolis; he was 57 years old.      

Prince on the Viewfinder:          
Purple Rain           
Around The World In A Day          
Raspberry Beret         
Action Jackson & Vanity            
Prince on the Net:          
Prince website            
Billboard obit
Variety obit                      
New York Times obit         
BBC obit                     
NPR obit           
The Guardian obit               
Rolling Stone bio      
Rolling Stone ~ The Lost Cover Story      
GQ ~ Prince Stories    
Prince Online Museum            

Instead of hate, celebrate! 
                      ~ Prince 
Styrous® ~ Wednesday, June 7, 2017   


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