Prince Rogers Nelson (7th June 1958 – 21st April 2016)

Prince_at_Coachella‘He’s got it all! As a drummer, he can hold it down, you know what I’m sayin’? As a guitar player, he puts out! Plus he’s a great piano player. Matter of fact, he’s about as good as they get, and I’ve worked with the best, I should know! Do you know who he reminds me of? Duke Ellington. Yeah, he’s the Duke Ellington of the ’80s to my way of thinking.’

MILES DAVIS

‘Music is made out of necessity. You’re not even its maker, you’re just there to bring it forth. It’s a fact of life, just like breathing.’

PRINCE

‘I’ve got people to feed. They depend on me to put bread on the table. I can’t just go away.’

PRINCE

‘I crave the experience of writing and sharing with others. It is what I do as an artist; as a human being.’

PRINCE

‘He seems to have his own voice on every instrument, really. What’s funny is that he reminds me of Thelonious Monk on all of them. His feel’s instantly recognisable.’

MICHAEL BLAND

‘I took my Black Album into a nightclub to see what people’s reactions were to it. And this girl said to me, “If you smiled, you’d be a really nice person.” I looked at my Black Album and I saw the reflection in it and I realised that if I released this album and died, that’s what people would remember me for. I could feel this wind and I knew I was doing the wrong thing…’

PRINCE

‘For You’
‘My Love Is Forever’
‘Bambi’
‘Dirty Mind’
‘Annie Christian’
‘All The Critics Love U In New York’
‘Automatic’
‘The Beautiful Ones’
‘Erotic City’
‘Purple Rain’
’17 Days’
‘The Ladder’
‘Pop Life’
‘Condition Of The Heart’
‘Kiss’
‘Alexa De Paris’
‘Crucial’
‘Movie Star’
‘Crystal Ball’
‘Sexual Suicide’
‘Bedtime Story’
‘Susannah’s Pyjamas’
‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
‘The Question Of U’
‘Violet Blue’
‘A Love Bizarre’
‘The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker’
‘Forever In My Life’
‘If I Was Your Girlfriend’
‘Sign O’ The Times’
‘Alphabet Street’
‘When 2 R In Love’
‘Vicki Waiting’
‘Scandalous’
‘Still Would Stand All Time’

It’s just around the corner, it’s just around the block
This love that I’ve been waiting for, as solid as a rock
A love that reaffirms that we are not alone
A love so bright inside you, it glows
And night and day would run together
And all things would be fine
Still would stand all hate around us
Still would stand all time

It’s not a thousand years away, it’s not that far, my brother
When men will fight injustice instead of one another
It’s not that far if we all say yes and only try
Then Heaven on Earth we will find
No one man will be ruler
Therefore love must rule us all
Dishonesty, anger, fear, jealousy and greed will fall
Love can save us all
Still would stand all time

Goodnight, Sweet Prince. Wish U Heaven. April ’16.

Prince Rogers Nelson, born 7th June 1958, died 21st April 2016

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