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    • Prince - Facts & Fiction
    • Date of birth: June 7, 1958
    • Real Name: Prince Rogers Nelson
    • Height: 5'2" (157cm)

    • Contact Address:

      Paisley Park Studios
      7801 Audubon Road
      Chanhassen
      MN 55317-8201
      USA


    • Prince - Sign 'O' The Times UK Dvd
    • princeHe's been called His Royal Badness and His Purple Highness , but until recently he was simply called a symbol, or The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (takap). Reclusive man of mystery, self-proclaimed messianic zealot, sex symbol, flamboyant rock star, Prince, when he was Prince, was at the top of the music world, giving Michael Jackson a run for his pop dollars. Although completely unpredictable, highly controversial and self-indulgent, Prince is also an extremely accomplished musician, producer and composer, one of the '80s' true musical originals.

    • A virtual one-man band, Prince sculpted and created the Minneapolis Sound through his keyboards, screeching, almost pleading, vocals, erotic live shows and explicit sexual lyrics. Named after his father's jazz band, the Prince Rogers Band, Prince Rogers Nelson had music in his blood from birth. When his parents divorced his father left his piano behind, and at the age of seven, Prince began mimicking television themes on the keys.

    • princeAs a teenager, he ran away from home, moved in with a friend, formed a band and taught himself how to play bass, guitar and drums. By the age of 18, he had recorded several demos, and by 19, he had struck an amazing deal with Warner Records, one unheard of by an unknown; the artist, dubbed a prodigy, was not only given a six-figure, several-album contract, but also an inordinate amount of freedom--as a songwriter, musician and producer.

    • In 1977, Prince became the youngest producer in Warner history. Not too surprising, Prince's debut, For You, in 1978, was over budget and over-ambitious (he played a reported 23 different instruments on the record).

    • princeWhile the music covered a broad spectrum of styles--from acoustic to rock to R&B, appearing like he couldn't decide which was his style, Prince knew lyrically where he was comfortable; Soft And Wet oozed sex and slithered its way onto the singles and black charts. Back in Minneapolis, he gathered some old musicians together and played his first solo show in January 1979. His early shows were tame, but in support of his self-titled sophomore outing, Prince was parading and strutting around the stage in tight-ass pants--or no pants, only zebra-print butt-hugger undies--and high-heeled boots, beginning a decade of lavish and erotic performances with lingerie-clad women and oddly-attired musicians at his side.

    • With a hit album, Prince, and single, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Prince was already making headway with black audiences, but was determined to establish himself with rock and New Wave audiences; he combed his hair out, stripped down to teeny-weenie black bikinis and tossed about on a bed on stage. Then he stripped the music down to raw sex for 1980's Dirty Mind and the songs Head and Sister, and 1981's Controversy, which sparked little controversy.

    • prince With the 1982 release of the ambitious (as well as remarkable) double album 1999, Prince's music crossed over charts and people, uniting a growing audience and landing himself in the top 10 and MTV (he became one of the first black performers on the network); his achievement came thanks to more melodic, pop-intense songs such as the title track and Little Red Corvette. Although once again produced, arranged and composed solely by the master, this record marks the first time Prince allowed members of his band (primarily guitarist Dez Dickerson) to play occasional bits; but true recognition, in the form of the Revolution, was to be saved for his next album.

    • Prince's impact was felt in other Minneapolis-based bands, most significantly with the Time, behind which he was rumored to be the controlling figure and genius, as well as a fluffy-female-fronted-folly called Vanity 6.

    • His role with these bands, as well as his own musical career, was played out in the semi-autobiographical film Purple Rain (June 1984), which, along with the accompanying soundtrack, vaulted The Purple One to superstar status; portrayed as sensitive, wild and sexy, Prince and his Edwardian wear became all the rage. The record sold a phenomenal number of records the first day of its release in the U.S., and produced several hits, including When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy, Purple Rain and I Would Die 4 U. Prince also received two Grammy Awards as well as an Oscar (for the score--not his acting).

    • prince The artist, soon to be known as The Artist, released album after album over the next 12 years, but none that had the impact of his earlier efforts, except perhaps the single Kiss in 1986 and Sign O' The Times in 1987. Although many of these records achieved some success and he continued to play major arenas to screaming audiences, his eccentricities and self-indulgence ultimately alienated him from U.S. fans.

    • During that decade-plus, he went through numerous stylistic phases--even experimenting with the psychedelic on Around The World In A Day, starred in a movie that flopped, opened his own studio and record label (Paisley Park), fired the Revolution, hired the New Power Generation, made a another movie that flopped and a concert-type film, opened a club, grew his hair long, cut his hair short, and changed his name to a symbol.

    • prince Through it all, His Royal Badness has remained a royal mystery--until his triple CD Emancipation in 1996, The Artist granted extensive interviews (most notably with Oprah Winfrey), no doubt in promotion of his new music, which he released after getting out of his long-term Warner Bros. deal. He released not one but two albums on his own in 1998, Crystal Ball and New Power Soul.

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      Prince Purple Rain Sealed Scarce ltd edition 12 x 12 pic box set CD and Video
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      Prince & The New Power Generation - Diamonds & Pearls UK limited collectors edition 3-track Holographic CD single, 1991
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      prince prince - musicology
      cd album new! 2004.
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      2 trk cd single new! 2004.
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      prince rainbow childrenprince - rainbow children
      exhilarating import album. 2001.
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      prince comeprince - come
      dark & brooding album. 1996.
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      prince dirty mindprince - dirty mind
      nasty & freaky album. 1987.
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      soundtrack cd. 1990.
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      prince the hitsprince - the hits 1
      kind of best of album. 1993.
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      prince very best ofprince - very best of
      a quick-'n'-dirty review kind of album. 2001.
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    • prince - gett off
      cd single. 1991.
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    • prince - scandalous sex suite
      cd single. 1989.
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    • prince - space
      cd single. 1994.
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    • prince - u make my sun shine
      cd single. 2001.
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    • prince - thieves in the temple
      cd single. 1990.
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    • the artist - rave un2 the year 2000
      the ultimate party. 2000.
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    • prince and npg - diamonds & pearls
      promo clips & live tracks. 1992.
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    • prince - sign o' the times
      legendary concert movie. 1987.
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    • prince and the revolution - live
      spectacular concert movie. 1985.
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    • prince - under the cherry moon
      the self styled gigolo 1986.
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