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mattj

BBC News Article : 12 things we've learned since his death

Prince: 12 things we've learned since his death

By Mark Savage

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39632898

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Reply #1 posted 04/20/17 4:17am

purplerabbitho
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NOt a bad list. Of course, I am not crazy about how they excluded prince's quiet charitable and philantropic tendencies (which is indeed a new discovery) but included his 'vicious streak" with the gun microphone story (which isn't a new discovery at all).

The rest of the ancedotes are fun though.

mattj said:

Prince: 12 things we've learned since his death

By Mark Savage

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39632898

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Reply #2 posted 04/20/17 4:58am

darkroman

I'm of the understanding Prince's charity work was never secret and that it was all common knowledge.

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For example he toured for carity, he set up his own charity, he funded a school, he released a charity single SST, etc etc.

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So I never saw his chairty work as being secret or unrecognised.

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Reply #3 posted 04/20/17 6:09am

luvgirl

Ha! Some of those scenes in Purple Rain, he was wearing a wig! eek
For all he could do with his hair in the Raspberry Beret video, he sure worked it!! lol
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #4 posted 04/20/17 7:07am

Genesia

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I am so happy to finally have an explanation for that horrendous Raspberry Beret hairdo.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #5 posted 04/20/17 7:58am

KeithyT

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I'm mildly surprised that he had never heard While My Guitar Gently Weeps until very close to the RnRHOF performance but it's not that much of a stretch I guess, his influences were predominantly other genres of music despite his knack for a Beatles-esque pop song from Purple Rain onwards.

Come Together from Abbey Road was obviously a fave too later on, but would he really never have even given The Beatles (white) album a listen?

Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #6 posted 04/20/17 8:52am

TheEnglishGent

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KeithyT said:

I'm mildly surprised that he had never heard While My Guitar Gently Weeps until very close to the RnRHOF performance but it's not that much of a stretch I guess, his influences were predominantly other genres of music despite his knack for a Beatles-esque pop song from Purple Rain onwards.

Come Together from Abbey Road was obviously a fave too later on, but would he really never have even given The Beatles (white) album a listen?

Prince could sometimes tell fibs to exaggerate his genius. wink

RIP sad
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Reply #7 posted 04/20/17 8:56am

KeithyT

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TheEnglishGent said:

KeithyT said:

I'm mildly surprised that he had never heard While My Guitar Gently Weeps until very close to the RnRHOF performance but it's not that much of a stretch I guess, his influences were predominantly other genres of music despite his knack for a Beatles-esque pop song from Purple Rain onwards.

Come Together from Abbey Road was obviously a fave too later on, but would he really never have even given The Beatles (white) album a listen?

Prince could sometimes tell fibs to exaggerate his genius. wink

No, I won't have it hmph! lol

Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #8 posted 04/20/17 9:57am

PurpleDiamonds
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This was a great list!
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Reply #9 posted 04/20/17 10:37am

bsprout

Great article.
"We'll be hearing new Prince music for the rest of our lives." Amen to that music
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Reply #10 posted 04/20/17 7:18pm

TXfan

I wonder what scenes in Purple Rain did he wear a wig?
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