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Reply #60 posted 08/13/17 5:42am

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Lovejunky said:

PennyPurple said:

Yes, I'm kinda shocked about that also. eek

Me too and Im having a hard time understanding why he wouldnt have given credit, if its TRUE...

Yeah John R. wrote all of Prince's songs along with Lisa and Wendy.

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Reply #61 posted 08/13/17 6:26am

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muleFunk said:

Lovejunky said:

Me too and Im having a hard time understanding why he wouldnt have given credit, if its TRUE...

Yeah John R. wrote all of Prince's songs along with Lisa and Wendy.

This thread is fan ficton about Purple Rain - The Film - featuring John Nelson.

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Reply #62 posted 08/13/17 12:28pm

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I think a lot of us feel/felt its too rude to ask THE question we really want to ask. A lot of this just seems repetitive, when will we have access to what's in the Vault, asked 1,000 different ways. So... yeah, I guess we can spend our time nitpiking at lint.
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Reply #63 posted 08/13/17 9:10pm

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So, as far as the song Scandalous, according to P's sister, Sharon, Prince and his Dad saw a fine girl at a club where they were. Then, P and Francis, I mean, John L. start writing lyrics on a napkin, trading the napkin back and forth as they check the chick out.



I don't know why...but that's cool as hell!



A once scary song turned out to be a hilarious situation!
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Reply #64 posted 08/14/17 6:59am

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Reply #65 posted 08/14/17 8:17am

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Honest question: if Prince's father was the original composer of elements of the Purple Rain melody or even if his work was a subtle inspiration to it, why is that necessarily a bad thing? Sharon definitely left that answer open/vague - and I'm not sure if that was totally on purpose OR if mystique/speaking in riddles is a family trait. IMO - her making it a point to say that PR was one of her faves because "she heard the melody first" from their dad more than likely speaks to there being some kind of fond family memory associated with the melody and later the song. But that's just me...

With that said, I understand everyone's desire to preserve Prince's legacy, but thatt doesn't take ANYTHING away from Prince at all. And frankly, with Prince's varied interests in many styles of music and growing up with a father who seemed to frequently be composing music, I would be VERY surprised if there never was any overlap between music he heard growing up and the music he later created. James Brown, for example, is ALL OVER some of Prince's funk output, so why wouldn't John Nelson be?

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Reply #66 posted 08/14/17 9:57am

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POOK READ SHARON ANSWER
POOK KNEW IT!
PRINCE ON PRNCE FORUM
ORG THINK PRINCE KNOW WHO POOK IS?
POOK THINK SO

P o o |/,
P o o |\
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Reply #67 posted 08/14/17 12:11pm

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I don't. Who is Pook?

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Reply #68 posted 08/14/17 1:16pm

luvsexy4all

did she answer my question.....how come no one was with him that fateful night??

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Reply #69 posted 08/14/17 1:32pm

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POOK said:

POOK READ SHARON ANSWER POOK KNEW IT! PRINCE ON PRNCE FORUM ORG THINK PRINCE KNOW WHO POOK IS? POOK THINK SO


pookie, is the limo warm? cool

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Reply #70 posted 08/14/17 1:37pm

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PennyPurple said:

I thought Photography was a hobby of his. Didn't he take pictures of Andy Allo and even use that on her cover?


i thought the same thing. his website posted pictures he took of bria at the time, too.
plus his famous 'first selfie' and other picture. he was also pictured photographing the
papz with a decent looking camera, back in the lotusflower era or shortly before.

seems his interest in photography was something he got into in the last 10 years or so?


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Reply #71 posted 08/14/17 2:01pm

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PurpleMusic07 said:

Honest question: if Prince's father was the original composer of elements of the Purple Rain melody or even if his work was a subtle inspiration to it, why is that necessarily a bad thing? Sharon definitely left that answer open/vague - and I'm not sure if that was totally on purpose OR if mystique/speaking in riddles is a family trait. IMO - her making it a point to say that PR was one of her faves because "she heard the melody first" from their dad more than likely speaks to there being some kind of fond family memory associated with the melody and later the song. But that's just me...

With that said, I understand everyone's desire to preserve Prince's legacy, but thatt doesn't take ANYTHING away from Prince at all. And frankly, with Prince's varied interests in many styles of music and growing up with a father who seemed to frequently be composing music, I would be VERY surprised if there never was any overlap between music he heard growing up and the music he later created. James Brown, for example, is ALL OVER some of Prince's funk output, so why wouldn't John Nelson be?

[Edited 8/14/17 8:19am]

I agree ^^^.

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Reply #72 posted 08/14/17 4:23pm

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there is an inside edition or similar gossip show that had his family on it in the 90sthat I believe John claimed to have composed the music.

it was on A Current Affair 1991 it is on YT and DM

[Edited 8/14/17 16:30pm]

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Reply #73 posted 08/14/17 4:59pm

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IstenSzek said:

PennyPurple said:

I thought Photography was a hobby of his. Didn't he take pictures of Andy Allo and even use that on her cover?


i thought the same thing. his website posted pictures he took of bria at the time, too.
plus his famous 'first selfie' and other picture. he was also pictured photographing the
papz with a decent looking camera, back in the lotusflower era or shortly before.

seems his interest in photography was something he got into in the last 10 years or so?


But of course, what do we know? eek

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Reply #74 posted 08/14/17 11:30pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

there is an inside edition or similar gossip show that had his family on it in the 90sthat I believe John claimed to have composed the music.

it was on A Current Affair 1991 it is on YT and DM

[Edited 8/14/17 16:30pm]

And when he played the song it sounded nothing like Purple Rain as we know it biggrin

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Reply #75 posted 08/15/17 3:14am

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luvsexy4all said:

did she answer my question.....how come no one was with him that fateful night??

No, she did not come to that yet. Maybe she'll adress it part two? I doubt it.

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Reply #76 posted 08/15/17 3:16am

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IstenSzek said:

PennyPurple said:

I thought Photography was a hobby of his. Didn't he take pictures of Andy Allo and even use that on her cover?


i thought the same thing. his website posted pictures he took of bria at the time, too.
plus his famous 'first selfie' and other picture. he was also pictured photographing the
papz with a decent looking camera, back in the lotusflower era or shortly before.

seems his interest in photography was something he got into in the last 10 years or so?


I also was under the impression he had a thing for photography. But maybe Sharon did not know him that well. That photo was not taken during the Lovesexy era, that's for sure. I believe that for all her good intentions, she did not know Prince that well.

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Reply #77 posted 08/15/17 3:52am

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MMJas said:

IstenSzek said:


i thought the same thing. his website posted pictures he took of bria at the time, too.
plus his famous 'first selfie' and other picture. he was also pictured photographing the
papz with a decent looking camera, back in the lotusflower era or shortly before.

seems his interest in photography was something he got into in the last 10 years or so?


I also was under the impression he had a thing for photography. But maybe Sharon did not know him that well. That photo was not taken during the Lovesexy era, that's for sure. I believe that for all her good intentions, she did not know Prince that well.

Yes..that became very clear after reading her responses.

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Reply #78 posted 08/15/17 11:56am

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Lovejunky said:

MMJas said:

I also was under the impression he had a thing for photography. But maybe Sharon did not know him that well. That photo was not taken during the Lovesexy era, that's for sure. I believe that for all her good intentions, she did not know Prince that well.

Yes..that became very clear after reading her responses.


nod

that's not a bad thing. it doesn't reflect on her in any sort of way, for me. i mean, she's an heir,
and she's now part of the estate, together with the other siblings.

obviously the things she knows best are things from long, long ago and they probably weren't in
close contact later on, apart from on and off bits and bobs but i doubt she followed his carreer or
his personal life as closely as his fans did.

which is why i would have prefered for there to be even more questions about the estate, and not
all these questions about prince in later life since her answers mostly make it obvious she doesn't
know (well).

on the other hand, she's also only 1 person, and in answering estate questions she's also 1 of 3
persons that form 1 party within the estate (tyka and omar being the second party, right?) so i'm
not sure just what use the whole questionaire was in practical terms.

don't get me wrong, it's cool of her to agree and do it and it's cool of june7 to work this all out.

it's just all a bit 'ok, and?', you know?

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Reply #79 posted 08/15/17 12:08pm

poppys

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Lovejunky said:

MMJas said:

I also was under the impression he had a thing for photography. But maybe Sharon did not know him that well. That photo was not taken during the Lovesexy era, that's for sure. I believe that for all her good intentions, she did not know Prince that well.

Yes..that became very clear after reading her responses.

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Reply #80 posted 08/15/17 1:32pm

morningsong

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IstenSzek said:

Lovejunky said:

Yes..that became very clear after reading her responses.


nod

that's not a bad thing. it doesn't reflect on her in any sort of way, for me. i mean, she's an heir,
and she's now part of the estate, together with the other siblings.

obviously the things she knows best are things from long, long ago and they probably weren't in
close contact later on, apart from on and off bits and bobs but i doubt she followed his carreer or
his personal life as closely as his fans did.

which is why i would have prefered for there to be even more questions about the estate, and not
all these questions about prince in later life since her answers mostly make it obvious she doesn't
know (well).

on the other hand, she's also only 1 person, and in answering estate questions she's also 1 of 3
persons that form 1 party within the estate (tyka and omar being the second party, right?) so i'm
not sure just what use the whole questionaire was in practical terms.

don't get me wrong, it's cool of her to agree and do it and it's cool of june7 to work this all out.

it's just all a bit 'ok, and?', you know?



I THINK I get why Sharon is open to questions. Possibly to answer old rumors, but nobody that keeps talking about the same things for years even bothered to ask about them from what I noticed. So I'm not sure what else is there to say.

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“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
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Reply #81 posted 08/15/17 1:55pm

purplefam99

morningsong said:

IstenSzek said:


nod

that's not a bad thing. it doesn't reflect on her in any sort of way, for me. i mean, she's an heir,
and she's now part of the estate, together with the other siblings.

obviously the things she knows best are things from long, long ago and they probably weren't in
close contact later on, apart from on and off bits and bobs but i doubt she followed his carreer or
his personal life as closely as his fans did.

which is why i would have prefered for there to be even more questions about the estate, and not
all these questions about prince in later life since her answers mostly make it obvious she doesn't
know (well).

on the other hand, she's also only 1 person, and in answering estate questions she's also 1 of 3
persons that form 1 party within the estate (tyka and omar being the second party, right?) so i'm
not sure just what use the whole questionaire was in practical terms.

don't get me wrong, it's cool of her to agree and do it and it's cool of june7 to work this all out.

it's just all a bit 'ok, and?', you know?



I THINK I get why Sharon is open to questions. Possibly to answer old rumors, but nobody that keeps talking about the same things for years even bothered to ask about them from what I noticed. So I'm not sure what else is there to say.

Regarding the rumor i think you are referring, my guess is that if it were true in the strickest sense, she would not have been around to take that pic (that she said was Lovesexy era) nor would she have been at the club to see him and John Nelson scribble on a napkin about girls. my guess.

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Reply #82 posted 08/15/17 3:09pm

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purplefam99 said:

morningsong said:



I THINK I get why Sharon is open to questions. Possibly to answer old rumors, but nobody that keeps talking about the same things for years even bothered to ask about them from what I noticed. So I'm not sure what else is there to say.

Regarding the rumor i think you are referring, my guess is that if it were true in the strickest sense, she would not have been around to take that pic (that she said was Lovesexy era) nor would she have been at the club to see him and John Nelson scribble on a napkin about girls. my guess.



Well, the floor was opened and they didn't take the opportunity so I guess folks weren't really that interested to begin with. Then again maybe it's in parts 2 & 3.

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Reply #83 posted 08/15/17 3:39pm

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[FYI - The offer to be involved in the Q&A with the other members of the estate was submitted. At 'press-time' no one else had responded. That was one of the reasons for the delay in this part of the interview. Earlier this year or late last year, there was interest from two others (whom will remain nameless), and then interest died on their part, apparently. Regardless of whom we deem more privvy to information or as to what's going on with the vault - the truth is, this is the closest and most truthful source anyone has had the opportunity to be able to question and print answers to regarding our beloved, Prince.

I know a lot of you think that due to the level of fandom you are at that you know more than others about him but, all you have in your arsenal of information is just rumor or wikifacts, or worse. I also know that a lot of you think you're not being rude or insensitive, but it doesn't always come off that way. About rumors in a song, or closeness of siblings, any of you in your 30's/40's or older, with at least four siblings in your family, step or otherwise, tell me how often you speak to them, or if living in other states, how often you actually get together these days? Exactly. Why would this family be any different?

The information in this interview is directly from 1 of 6 people who share the same blood and have a direct influence as to what will happen next in the future of his music and legacy. So, what I guess I'm trying to say is ... a little respect for her, please. - June7]

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Reply #84 posted 08/15/17 3:52pm

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IstenSzek said:

PennyPurple said:

I thought Photography was a hobby of his. Didn't he take pictures of Andy Allo and even use that on her cover?


i thought the same thing. his website posted pictures he took of bria at the time, too.
plus his famous 'first selfie' and other picture. he was also pictured photographing the
papz with a decent looking camera, back in the lotusflower era or shortly before.

seems his interest in photography was something he got into in the last 10 years or so?



Some photography for The Family album from 1985 was by Prince.

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Reply #85 posted 08/15/17 4:24pm

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[BTW - I just received the second round of questions with answers! I'll post them late tonight!! - June7]

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Reply #86 posted 08/15/17 6:40pm

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PennyPurple said:

I thought Photography was a hobby of his. Didn't he take pictures of Andy Allo and even use that on her cover?


I thought that photography was a hobby of Prince's as well. I have a sister, 3 years younger than me, and I don't know all of the details of her life. I don't expect Sharon to know every last detail of Prince's life. Asking whether photography was one of his hobbies is not a sensitive or private question, so my guess is that there are other people who could also speak to Prince's interest in photography.
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I am very thankful that Sharon is willing to answer our questions and engage with us, the fans. I greatly appreciate her perspective. I also understand that she may not be able to share all of the information that she knows, particularly regarding the Estate. I appreciate the perspectives of the family members, friends, and associates of Prince. Each of their perspectives is a puzzle piece that fills in the proverbial incomplete puzzle about our beloved Prince.
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Reply #87 posted 08/15/17 7:56pm

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206Michelle said:

PennyPurple said:

I thought Photography was a hobby of his. Didn't he take pictures of Andy Allo and even use that on her cover?

I thought that photography was a hobby of Prince's as well. I have a sister, 3 years younger than me, and I don't know all of the details of her life. I don't expect Sharon to know every last detail of Prince's life. Asking whether photography was one of his hobbies is not a sensitive or private question, so my guess is that there are other people who could also speak to Prince's interest in photography. . I am very thankful that Sharon is willing to answer our questions and engage with us, the fans. I greatly appreciate her perspective. I also understand that she may not be able to share all of the information that she knows, particularly regarding the Estate. I appreciate the perspectives of the family members, friends, and associates of Prince. Each of their perspectives is a puzzle piece that fills in the proverbial incomplete puzzle about our beloved Prince.

It was a hobby of his....we KNOW that NOW...but myself...I didnt come to learn of this until after April 21

Makes sense...he was such a creative...Photography is yet another expression...

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Reply #88 posted 08/15/17 8:31pm

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[FYI - The offer to be involved in the Q&A with the other members of the estate was submitted. At 'press-time' no one else had responded. That was one of the reasons for the delay in this part of the interview. Earlier this year or late last year, there was interest from two others (whom will remain nameless), and then interest died on their part, apparently. Regardless of whom we deem more privvy to information or as to what's going on with the vault - the truth is, this is the closest and most truthful source anyone has had the opportunity to be able to question and print answers to regarding our beloved, Prince.

I know a lot of you think that due to the level of fandom you are at that you know more than others about him but, all you have in your arsenal of information is just rumor or wikifacts, or worse. I also know that a lot of you think you're not being rude or insensitive, but it doesn't always come off that way. About rumors in a song, or closeness of siblings, any of you in your 30's/40's or older, with at least four siblings in your family, step or otherwise, tell me how often you speak to them, or if living in other states, how often you actually get together these days? Exactly. Why would this family be any different?

The information in this interview is directly from 1 of 6 people who share the same blood and have a direct influence as to what will happen next in the future of his music and legacy. So, what I guess I'm trying to say is ... a little respect for her, please. - June7]

Thanks June. Makes plenty of sense.

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Reply #89 posted 08/16/17 3:04am

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IstenSzek said:

PennyPurple said:

I thought Photography was a hobby of his. Didn't he take pictures of Andy Allo and even use that on her cover?


i thought the same thing. his website posted pictures he took of bria at the time, too.
plus his famous 'first selfie' and other picture. he was also pictured photographing the
papz with a decent looking camera, back in the lotusflower era or shortly before.

seems his interest in photography was something he got into in the last 10 years or so?


.

Am I the only one who remembers the credits on The Family?

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