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Thread started 04/03/09 6:20pm

lladygold

vanity 6.....the blond lady?

okay orgers, i need help here, i looked up vanity6.what was the blond ladys name again.is it me or does she not look like she fits in with the group.it dont look like she can dance eighter.even back then she look old.i cant imagine what she looks like now.she is not sexy at all.does anyone out there on the org think she was hot.its odd that prince picked her in vanity 6.maybe she was a good friend of his family or something like that, and he was being nice. help me here.
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Reply #1 posted 04/03/09 7:01pm

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Brenda Bennett.
the wife of Prince's lighting director, i believe?
http://www.facebook.com/p...111?ref=ts
y'all gone keep messin' around wit me and turn me back to the old me......
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Reply #2 posted 04/03/09 8:26pm

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ButterscotchPimp said:

Brenda Bennett.
the wife of Prince's lighting director, i believe?


correct
lighting and stage director
Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #3 posted 04/03/09 8:45pm

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lladygold said:

okay orgers, i need help here, i looked up vanity6.what was the blond ladys name again.is it me or does she not look like she fits in with the group.it dont look like she can dance eighter.even back then she look old.i cant imagine what she looks like now.she is not sexy at all.does anyone out there on the org think she was hot.its odd that prince picked her in vanity 6.maybe she was a good friend of his family or something like that, and he was being nice. help me here.



They had the moves down, but they weren't supposed to be a dance troup
Vanity ie Denise Matthews was Prince's current girlfriend
Susan Moonsie his post high school girlfriend and friend
Brenda Bennett wife of his stage/lighting director and friend

I saw that makes a good combination
I don't think she looked old
She was the tough chick
If U listen 2 17 Days, that song was intended 4 her on the Apollonia 6 album
reference to the cigarettes (she smoked Prince didn't) and her backup vocals remain on the song.

Bria needs a touch of what's below just a bit from each





































Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #4 posted 04/03/09 11:14pm

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Brenda Bennett
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Brenda Bennett is an American singer from Boston, Massachusetts who married the musician Prince's set-designer Roy Bennett, and then became Prince's "wardrobe mistress." Prince gave her a "tough-girl, cigarette-smoking" persona and enlisted her in a girlgroup that he was attempting to create, Vanity 6, in 1982.

That group broke up a year later due to the departure of its lead singer Vanity, after only minor success. But Bennett stuck around for its reincarnation, with a new lead singer, as Apollonia 6 in 1984. Bennett's image in both of the groups was that of the bad girl: she smoked and had the most attitude.

Bennett also had a part in the film Purple Rain alongside Apollonia 6 members Susan Moonsie and the group's lead singer Apollonia.

Brenda Bennett can be heard on lead vocals on "Some Kind Of Lover," "A Million Miles (I Love You)," and "Blue Limousine" on the album Apollonia 6. She can also be heard on background vocals of the song "17 Days" that Prince withdrew from their album. The song became a B-Side of his single "When Doves Cry" as well as several other Prince tracks recorded while he was on under the Warner Bros. label.

In April 2007 Youtube displayed the Apollonia Film "Happy B.Day Mr. Christan". In this film Brenda features her solo song "Blue Limousine" from the Apolloinia 6 Lp. She runs through cars and sings about her missed lover who treates her unkindly outside a gas station and features Susan and 'Apples' in black leather working on cars.
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Reply #5 posted 04/03/09 11:22pm

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Thanks, OldFriends4Sale, for posting those pictures! I hadn't seen some of them in years, and others I'd never seen before. Thanks again

And Brenda was cool. Neither of the 6's would've been what they were without her.
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Reply #6 posted 04/04/09 12:47pm

lladygold

thanks friends4sale,i no i posted it twice the first time it looked like it didnt go throuh,anyway thanks biggrin
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Reply #7 posted 04/04/09 3:22pm

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she also seemed to be the one who could sing with any depth. Maybe just because she had a lower register.
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Reply #8 posted 04/04/09 10:31pm

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lladygold said:

okay orgers, i need help here, i looked up vanity6.what was the blond ladys name again.is it me or does she not look like she fits in with the group.it dont look like she can dance eighter.even back then she look old.i cant imagine what she looks like now.she is not sexy at all.does anyone out there on the org think she was hot.its odd that prince picked her in vanity 6.maybe she was a good friend of his family or something like that, and he was being nice. help me here.


I totally agree with you. She did look a lot older than the other girls and was not sexy at all.
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Reply #9 posted 04/06/09 3:49am

SoulAlive

Brenda is cool! I like what she brought to the group....a strong,intimidating lady who would kick your ass if you looked at her the wrong way lol

I can't stop him,wherever he parks his car is alright
But he'll be parking with a dent in the side if he stands me up tonight


Her vocals on "Blue Limousine" are the best vocals on both the Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6 albums.I was surprised when I first heard it.
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Reply #10 posted 04/06/09 6:49am

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I would have done Brenda - after Vanity and Susan - or with Vanity and Susan.
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Reply #11 posted 04/07/09 4:25am

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Brenda was the ONLY one w/any REAL "chops" (singing)
All anyone else could do was coo and ahh.....
And it's a damn shame she never got a solo LP!!!!!
eek eek eek
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Reply #12 posted 04/07/09 11:10am

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woogiebear said:

Brenda was the ONLY one w/any REAL "chops" (singing)
All anyone else could do was coo and ahh.....
And it's a damn shame she never got a solo LP!!!!!
eek eek eek


I disagree. Vanity had the chops too. But let's face it, none of them were really good singers at all.

I thought the 3 of them made a good team. You had super sexy Vanity, Cute as a teddy bear Susan, and I'll kick your ass twice Brenda. They all took turns singing, which I liked as well.

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Reply #13 posted 04/07/09 11:16am

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Reply #14 posted 04/07/09 12:16pm

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That's what I'm talking about!!

Purple Proteges

They moved well, had character, it was fun, the music was Uptown
It was the fantasy, Susan did good commanding the mic, cute little voice, no wonder Prince had a hard time letting her go
Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #15 posted 04/07/09 12:34pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

superspaceboy said:






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That's what I'm talking about!!

Purple Proteges

They moved well, had character, it was fun, the music was Uptown
It was the fantasy, Susan did good commanding the mic, cute little voice, no wonder Prince had a hard time letting her go


There are moment in the Drive Me Wild Video where she emulates Prince very well.

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Reply #16 posted 04/07/09 3:03pm

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sad I want that version of "Drive me Wild" It makes the original look ... dull. sad
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Reply #17 posted 04/07/09 3:11pm

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DecaturStone said:

sad I want that version of "Drive me Wild" It makes the original look ... dull. sad


You can find the 12" pretty easily. I was shocked when I heard this version as it didn't sound like the original at all. It a FUNK JAM!

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Reply #18 posted 04/07/09 3:43pm

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superspaceboy said:

OldFriends4Sale said:




That's what I'm talking about!!

Purple Proteges

They moved well, had character, it was fun, the music was Uptown
It was the fantasy, Susan did good commanding the mic, cute little voice, no wonder Prince had a hard time letting her go


There are moment in the Drive Me Wild Video where she emulates Prince very well.



I agree, Vanity had a confidence that came across as cocky, and it played well
Susan had the looks the moves the come hither looks
Brenda was just tough and straight forward

I love Susans clothing, these videos are just fun
the music was really good
and I love the way Vanity 6 fit into Uptown, the same way the Time had their own corner
Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #19 posted 04/08/09 10:37am

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DecaturStone said:

sad I want that version of "Drive me Wild" It makes the original look ... dull. sad


You can find the 12" pretty easily. I was shocked when I heard this version as it didn't sound like the original at all. It a FUNK JAM!

then the issue is finding someone with a working record player. LOL the Modern age I tell you
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Reply #20 posted 04/08/09 2:28pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

I agree, Vanity had a confidence that came across as cocky, and it played well
Susan had the looks the moves the come hither looks
Brenda was just tough and straight forward

I love Susans clothing, these videos are just fun
the music was really good
and I love the way Vanity 6 fit into Uptown, the same way the Time had their own corner


Susan was my favorite - hotter than Vanity, IMO. The less said about Brenda, the better. She's rough on the eyes.
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Reply #21 posted 04/08/09 3:51pm

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uPtoWnNY said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I agree, Vanity had a confidence that came across as cocky, and it played well
Susan had the looks the moves the come hither looks
Brenda was just tough and straight forward

I love Susans clothing, these videos are just fun
the music was really good
and I love the way Vanity 6 fit into Uptown, the same way the Time had their own corner


Susan was my favorite - hotter than Vanity, IMO. The less said about Brenda, the better. She's rough on the eyes.

All three of them were fantasy material to me. I was young when I say Purple Rain and I will tell you that where Morris Said "I want some @$$3$ wiggling. I want some perfection!"
Til this day makes me .....pause!
Carry on with the thread as I go to cool off
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Reply #22 posted 04/12/09 8:50am

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Brenda had a cool voice. Blue Limosine and A Million Miles belong to her.
Don't take life too seriously, noone gets out alive.
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Reply #23 posted 04/12/09 11:50am

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I also like that they took turns in singing lead vocals, unlike Bananarama who never sang individually. With her kick ass attitude and strong voice I think Pink is the modern day Brenda.
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Reply #24 posted 04/13/09 7:47am

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I also like that they took turns in singing lead vocals, unlike Bananarama who never sang individually. With her kick ass attitude and strong voice I think Pink is the modern day Brenda.

I agree with the Pink/Brenda simularities.
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Reply #25 posted 04/16/09 12:49am

woogiebear

Pink is the modern day Brenda.
SO TRUE!!!!!
cool cool cool
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Reply #26 posted 04/16/09 4:49am

SoulAlive

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There's a rumor that Prince appears in this video,during the party scene.He's dressed as a clown! eek Do you guys think that the clown is really Prince?
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Reply #27 posted 05/14/09 4:55pm

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sexyone said:

lladygold said:

okay orgers, i need help here, i looked up vanity6.what was the blond ladys name again.is it me or does she not look like she fits in with the group.it dont look like she can dance eighter.even back then she look old.i cant imagine what she looks like now.she is not sexy at all.does anyone out there on the org think she was hot.its odd that prince picked her in vanity 6.maybe she was a good friend of his family or something like that, and he was being nice. help me here.


I totally agree with you. She did look a lot older than the other girls and was not sexy at all.


*gasp* Why are yall sayin that? Brenda kicks ass! Vanity 6 wouldn't have been the same without her.
Lets go outside...
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Reply #28 posted 05/15/09 1:14pm

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lladygold said:

okay orgers, i need help here, i looked up vanity6.what was the blond ladys name again.is it me or does she not look like she fits in with the group.it dont look like she can dance eighter.even back then she look old.i cant imagine what she looks like now.she is not sexy at all.does anyone out there on the org think she was hot.its odd that prince picked her in vanity 6.maybe she was a good friend of his family or something like that, and he was being nice. help me here.


that has been discussed a year ago, let's see if I can find that for you...

here you go:
http://prince.org/msg/5/271352?&pg=1

she's in there on youtube, she has, uhm, changed razz
but she was pretty cool back then
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Reply #29 posted 05/17/09 9:49am

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SoulAlive said:

Brenda is cool! I like what she brought to the group....a strong,intimidating lady who would kick your ass if you looked at her the wrong way lol

I can't stop him,wherever he parks his car is alright
But he'll be parking with a dent in the side if he stands me up tonight


Her vocals on "Blue Limousine" are the best vocals on both the Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6 albums.I was surprised when I first heard it.


nod For real, I love her.
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