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Thread started 03/06/06 6:50am

DavidEye

Whatever happened to Brenda and Susan of Vanity/Apollonia 6??

This question pops up here on a regular basis,and I'm hoping that this time,we can get an answer.I know that some of Prince's former associates/bandmembers/proteges visit this site,so surely,somebody can get us some info on these two ladies.

Susan and Brenda...if you are reading this,please let us know what you're up to.As you can see,you ladies have alot of fans on this site!
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Reply #1 posted 03/06/06 2:49pm

queen627

Last report on Susan she lives in Canada.
sorry if that was over your head...jump up and try to catch the point next time.
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Reply #2 posted 03/06/06 9:11pm

nurse

Nice question DavidEye-I've asked this myself in the past with no answer. Maybe this time there will be an answer wink .
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Reply #3 posted 03/06/06 10:59pm

madhouseman

nurse said:

Nice question DavidEye-I've asked this myself in the past with no answer. Maybe this time there will be an answer wink .


Susan is in Canada and has not been in contact with most of her friends from that period in years. Brenda lives on the east coast now. I interviewed her several years ago regarding her time with Prince, etc. As open as she was, she still got teary eyed when discussing some of the time she spent working with the girls. There was a strong bond among the women around Prince. I think a lot of people who have worked around Prince feel like they have gone thru bootcamp. She was one of Prince's most talented singers, but I don't know if she is still singing professionally. She and her husband Roy Bennett (he lit many of Prince's tours) split up many years ago.

I wouldn't expect any reunion with Apollonia 6 or Vanity 6.

Hope that at least fills in some of the blanks. I am still looking for Susan. I have messages for her from so many of her friends that have said hello.
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Reply #4 posted 03/06/06 11:53pm

DavidEye

madhouseman said:

nurse said:

Nice question DavidEye-I've asked this myself in the past with no answer. Maybe this time there will be an answer wink .


Susan is in Canada and has not been in contact with most of her friends from that period in years. Brenda lives on the east coast now. I interviewed her several years ago regarding her time with Prince, etc. As open as she was, she still got teary eyed when discussing some of the time she spent working with the girls. There was a strong bond among the women around Prince. I think a lot of people who have worked around Prince feel like they have gone thru bootcamp. She was one of Prince's most talented singers, but I don't know if she is still singing professionally. She and her husband Roy Bennett (he lit many of Prince's tours) split up many years ago.

I wouldn't expect any reunion with Apollonia 6 or Vanity 6.

Hope that at least fills in some of the blanks. I am still looking for Susan. I have messages for her from so many of her friends that have said hello.



Thanks for the info! thumbs up!
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Reply #5 posted 03/07/06 10:22am

nurse

Thanks Madhouseman, wink .
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Reply #6 posted 03/07/06 2:04pm

madhouseman

nurse said:

Thanks Madhouseman, wink .


my work here is done.

move along... shows over. Nothing to look at here.
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Reply #7 posted 03/09/06 11:41am

VelvetJ

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A old friend of mine, whom I haven't seen since mid 90's, had a first cousin that was married to Susan. During the 3 1/2 years we worked together, I didn't ask where they lived or any of the stuff that would be interesting today. At the time the internet wasn't as widespread as it is today and sites like this did not exist. If I ever see my friend again I will be sure to ask her.
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Reply #8 posted 03/14/06 8:00pm

brothaluv

Susan, Brenda -- wherever you are -- you have my undying love and gratitude. You two helped me get through my adolescence. I'll never forget you.. biggrin
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Reply #9 posted 03/18/06 4:01am

Rhondab

DavidEye said:

madhouseman said:



Susan is in Canada and has not been in contact with most of her friends from that period in years. Brenda lives on the east coast now. I interviewed her several years ago regarding her time with Prince, etc. As open as she was, she still got teary eyed when discussing some of the time she spent working with the girls. There was a strong bond among the women around Prince. I think a lot of people who have worked around Prince feel like they have gone thru bootcamp. She was one of Prince's most talented singers, but I don't know if she is still singing professionally. She and her husband Roy Bennett (he lit many of Prince's tours) split up many years ago.

I wouldn't expect any reunion with Apollonia 6 or Vanity 6.

Hope that at least fills in some of the blanks. I am still looking for Susan. I have messages for her from so many of her friends that have said hello.


great info...but Brenda wasn't one of prince's most talented singers....let's not go over board. She had an "interesting" voice but.....


Thanks for the info! thumbs up!
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Reply #10 posted 03/19/06 3:36pm

brothaluv

There's another thread somewhere that claims to have spotted Susan at a recent concert....
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Reply #11 posted 03/20/06 8:14pm

prodigalfan

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VelvetJ said:

A old friend of mine, whom I haven't seen since mid 90's, had a first cousin that was married to Susan. During the 3 1/2 years we worked together, I didn't ask where they lived or any of the stuff that would be interesting today. At the time the internet wasn't as widespread as it is today and sites like this did not exist. If I ever see my friend again I will be sure to ask her.


Just curious how Susan's husband die? I assume this is the first cousin you refer to. It seems her husband died prematurely.
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Reply #12 posted 03/20/06 8:16pm

txladykat

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BTW...apparently Susan was at the miami concert!! PP's posted an older pic of her and said she was there wink
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Reply #13 posted 03/22/06 6:18am

DavidEye

how about some sort of reunion? lol

we know that Vanity would never agree to it,but what about Apollonia?
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