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BartVanHemelen

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Rare footage from the 1984 Hollywood premiere of "Purple Rain" at Mann's Chinese Theatre

(Searched for a thread about this but couldn't find one.)

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Reply #1 posted 01/02/12 4:52am

colm

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BartVanHemelen said:

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Brilliant footage.

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Reply #2 posted 01/02/12 5:06am

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Weird Al is a crackup lol

Nice find!

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Reply #3 posted 01/02/12 7:29am

Graycap23

The girl at the end: "I Love Prince.......Prince is #1." lol

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Reply #4 posted 01/02/12 7:33am

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Thanks for that.

Easy to see how the cat could become a recluse! cool

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Reply #5 posted 01/02/12 7:51am

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cool cool cool cool cool

I want everybody 2 make it in2 PARADISE!!!!!!!
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Reply #6 posted 01/02/12 8:51am

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Thanks Bart...

Your posts are always golden and informative...

J

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Reply #7 posted 01/02/12 9:11am

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Graycap23 said:

The girl at the end: "I Love Prince.......Prince is #1." lol

Is that Chris Rock screaming next to her?

-L

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Reply #8 posted 01/02/12 9:22am

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Interesting to hear Morris' reluctance to discuss the Time's touring and recording plans. Obviously he already knew it was over but you can't kill the marketing hype!

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Reply #9 posted 01/02/12 11:39am

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Actually this was posted on my facebook account by someone i wont say hehe

Smurf theme song-seriously how many fucking "La Las" can u fit into a dam song wall
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Reply #10 posted 01/02/12 12:58pm

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Thank you so much for the footage! Never seen it before. Really cool

Yes, at 19, I finally saw the Revolution, a legendary band. And I talked to Wendy!!! biggrin In addition to seeing Prince, I have now lived life. Thank you Purple People!!
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Reply #11 posted 01/02/12 1:12pm

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toots said:

BartVanHemelen said:

(Searched for a thread about this but couldn't find one.)

Actually this was posted on my facebook account by someone i wont say hehe

St. Paul has tweeted it, but I found it via ?uestlove.

It's been online for six months and yet nobody seems to have mentioned it here. Odd.

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Reply #12 posted 01/02/12 1:57pm

peter430044

Thanks for the video. Apollonia was HOT!

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Reply #13 posted 01/02/12 2:09pm

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1. Thx, never saw that before.

2. Appolonia's Dad really creeped me out! eek - Looked he was about to "do something" with her right on camera! She had to yell.."it's my Dad!" eek Weird!

3. What was up with Sheila in the 80's?? She came off as a total "B," and was trying to hard to act like Prince when she finallly broke out. I found that unattractive and annoying. She was a successful session player and touring musician before she became Sheila E. I'm glad she grew out of that!

4. That was some funny shit at the end lol

5. I MISS THE 80's!!! bawl

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Reply #14 posted 01/02/12 2:13pm

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5. I MISS THE 80's!!! bawl

I don't miss all that hair. Creepy. lol

But thanks for the video!

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Reply #15 posted 01/02/12 2:18pm

toots

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BartVanHemelen said:



toots said:




BartVanHemelen said:




(Searched for a thread about this but couldn't find one.)




Actually this was posted on my facebook account by someone i wont say hehe




St. Paul has tweeted it, but I found it via ?uestlove.



It's been online for six months and yet nobody seems to have mentioned it here. Odd.


web sherriff maybe lurking
Smurf theme song-seriously how many fucking "La Las" can u fit into a dam song wall
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Reply #16 posted 01/02/12 2:51pm

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1. Thx, never saw that before.

2. Appolonia's Dad really creeped me out! eek - Looked he was about to "do something" with her right on camera! She had to yell.."it's my Dad!" eek Weird!

3. What was up with Sheila in the 80's?? She came off as a total "B," and was trying to hard to act like Prince when she finallly broke out. I found that unattractive and annoying. She was a successful session player and touring musician before she became Sheila E. I'm glad she grew out of that!

4. That was some funny shit at the end lol

5. I MISS THE 80's!!! bawl

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Yeah to all the above!!

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Reply #17 posted 01/02/12 3:39pm

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G3000 said:

1. Thx, never saw that before.

2. Appolonia's Dad really creeped me out! eek - Looked he was about to "do something" with her right on camera! She had to yell.."it's my Dad!" eek Weird!

That was very strange say the least.

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Reply #18 posted 01/02/12 3:57pm

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Uhhh anyone notice how Sheila E, walked by and no one acknowledged her? And it seems like she was looking for a camera! lol #Sad Underrated then and now neutral

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Reply #19 posted 01/02/12 4:02pm

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G3000 said:

1. Thx, never saw that before.

2. Appolonia's Dad really creeped me out! eek - Looked he was about to "do something" with her right on camera! She had to yell.."it's my Dad!" eek Weird!

3. What was up with Sheila in the 80's?? She came off as a total "B," and was trying to hard to act like Prince when she finallly broke out. I found that unattractive and annoying. She was a successful session player and touring musician before she became Sheila E. I'm glad she grew out of that!

4. That was some funny shit at the end lol

5. I MISS THE 80's!!! bawl

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Apollonia sure was fine!

Was that Sheila's date?

LMAO @ the dude off camera yelling "Prince I love you Prince" as he walks by lol

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Reply #20 posted 01/02/12 4:51pm

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Damn thanks for this...loved it!!! excited

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #21 posted 01/02/12 5:18pm

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Ok fess up.. Was anyone here there that day?

Hilarious... Classic stuff! What an exciting time to be a fan and an exciting time in pop music in general
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Reply #22 posted 01/02/12 5:25pm

IamFunkay7

lol at Prince and the guy screaming Prince! Prince! I love you!

lol looks like a blast but the look on Prince's face was funny.

it was like "yall don't phase me, I'm the best mayne look"

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Reply #23 posted 01/02/12 5:25pm

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sfinky1 said:

Ok fess up.. Was anyone here there that day? Hilarious... Classic stuff! What an exciting time to be a fan and an exciting time in pop music in general

Well I was only 1 1/2 years old when this took place. lol Still in diapers.

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Reply #24 posted 01/02/12 5:34pm

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G3000 said:

1. Thx, never saw that before.

2. Appolonia's Dad really creeped me out! eek - Looked he was about to "do something" with her right on camera! She had to yell.."it's my Dad!" eek Weird!

That was very strange say the least.

Naw, nothing creepy about it. It looked like he was so so proud of his little girl and very very nervous.

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Reply #25 posted 01/02/12 5:36pm

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sfinky1 said:

Ok fess up.. Was anyone here there that day?

Hilarious... Classic stuff! What an exciting time to be a fan and an exciting time in pop music in general

Blackguitaristz from the org is in the very beginning of the video. He has the white headband on to the left of the dude dressed as Prince.
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Reply #26 posted 01/02/12 6:43pm

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eek

excellent clip.

Apollonia looks really beautiful, Prince looks scary, but I love it...

thank U for sharing.

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Reply #27 posted 01/02/12 7:02pm

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sfinky1 said:

Ok fess up.. Was anyone here there that day? Hilarious... Classic stuff! What an exciting time to be a fan and an exciting time in pop music in general

Yep. I was there with my sister. It was wonderful!!!!!!

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Reply #28 posted 01/02/12 7:22pm

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Jamzone333 said:



sfinky1 said:


Ok fess up.. Was anyone here there that day? Hilarious... Classic stuff! What an exciting time to be a fan and an exciting time in pop music in general




Yep. I was there with my sister. It was wonderful!!!!!


Wow!! I am so jealous! Must have been a real blast..

Back then MTV seem like they used to actually play and care about music, like the host actually sounds excited to be part of the event.. What a different era!
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Reply #29 posted 01/02/12 8:51pm

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Wow thanks for sharing! that was awesome. Even though this took place over 20 years ago, i still felt a magnificant presence watchiing Prince walk in at the end. cool As for Appolonia's father, I think he was overwhelmed. Like he can't believe his daughter made it this big and here he is with her on the red carpet. And correct me if I'm wrong I don't think many knew about Sheila E until Glamorous Life came out which was after the release of Purple Rain no? so I would not expect many to know her at the time this video was filmed.

It was good to see the actor that played Prince's father too. Alot of people credit Morris Day for carrying the movie but I felt Clarence Williams was amazing and gave the movie that dramatic edge that helped make it a success too.

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