Prince (RIP)

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  • Birth name: Prince Rogers Nelson
  • Birth date: June 7, 1958 (57 years old)
  • Prince only looked tall from a far because of his cultural impact and surrounding mythos. He was only 5’2″.
  • He was named after his father, John Lewis Nelson, whose stage name was Prince Rogers. Prince’s father performed as a jazz musician in the popular group Prince Rogers Trio.
  • When he was 10 years old, he danced on stage with James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul.”
  • Spaghetti and orange juice was once “one of his favorite meals,” said Purple Rain director Albert Magnoli.
  • The “When Doves Cry” singer kept actual doves at his home, according to a Billboard’s 2013 cover story. “Approaching closer, I can see white doves, at least four or five of them, chilling inside. Their coos echo ethereally through the building as I descend the stairs.”
  • Prince had won seven Grammy Awards, and had earned 30 nominations.
  • It was Prince who wrote Sinead O’Connor’s biggest song, ‘Nothing Compares 2 U.’
  • He sadly lost a son. Boy Gregory passed away in 1996 from a rare genetic condition called Pfieffer Syndrome. He was just one-week-old.
  • After legendary performer Prince died today at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, many fans mourning his death noted that the occasion was appropriately rainy and used the weather to pay homage to Prince and one of his greatest hits, “Purple Rain.”

Note: Art – Prince by Kagan McLeod @kaganmcleod

Comments

  1. Sigh. Another legend lost. What a mark he made.

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  2. sad.

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  3. The year the music died…

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    PRINCE ….. facts!

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  5. A beautiful , most beautiful artist ….was he really from this planet ? love , megxxx

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  6. Legend. Gifted. Our loss.

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  7. Sad. He was great musician. Rest in peace.

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  8. So this….is what it sounds like when doves cry. 💔

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  9. Amazing, amazing talent. Mimi is right…this isn’t the year for musicians. Sigh….

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