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Article - Best American Music Awards Performances No. 1: Prince Leads Audience in Transcendent 'Purple Rain' Sing-Along

Check out the article published today by Billboard entitled "Best American Music Awards Performances No. 1: Prince Leads Audience in Transcendent 'Purple Rain' Sing-Along at the 1985 AMAs":

http://www.billboard.com/...-best-list
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Reply #1 posted 11/17/17 4:05pm

Darshy

Yep, an absolutely awesome performance.
And if only he got to do Glastonbury. That too would have been the greatest performance at that festival.
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Reply #2 posted 11/17/17 4:40pm

1725topp

Ah yes! I was on punishment because of my grades the night the AMAs were to broadcast, and my mother had forbidden me to watch it. At the last moment, my father talked my mother into letting me watch. I'll forever owe Pops for that!!! Rest in peace Pops, and rest in peace Prince.

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Reply #3 posted 11/17/17 4:48pm

PennyPurple

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Thanks Latin, but why is this in Music, Non Prince Forum?


Billboard got it right. It was a great Performance!

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Reply #4 posted 11/17/17 4:54pm

Latin

PennyPurple said:

Thanks Latin, but why is this in Music, Non Prince Forum?



Billboard got it right. It was a great Performance!


They moved it from the "Prince Music Forum" to the "Non-Prince Music Forum".

Even though Purple Rain is a Prince song and that is him performing it on the American Music Awards. lol
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Reply #5 posted 11/17/17 4:55pm

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Latin said:

PennyPurple said:

Thanks Latin, but why is this in Music, Non Prince Forum?


Billboard got it right. It was a great Performance!

They moved it from the "Prince Music Forum" to the "Non-Prince Music Forum". Even though Purple Rain is a Prince song and that is him performing it on the American Music Awards. lol

That's really strange.

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Reply #6 posted 11/18/17 8:52am

kingricefan

That was beautiful, Latin, thanks for bringing back this great, great clip! I remember watching it on the telly and being in awe of him. I can't remember if this was before he won the Oscar for the soundtrack to Purple Rain. I love this passage from the article:

Yes, The Purple One released his universally acclaimed Purple Rain seven months prior, but on the night of the 12th annual American Music Awards, Prince Rogers Nelson snatched three awards and delivered the most iconic performance in the show’s 45-year history. His performance embodied every quality for which the 5-foot-2 fireball became known: stratospheric vocals, incendiary guitar solos, mesmerizing stage presence and the ability to make every member of the audience feel a part of something bigger than themselves.

Truer words have never been spoken!!!!

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Reply #7 posted 11/18/17 10:02am

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I remember it well! yes

...I know the world is done
but you don't have to be...
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Reply #8 posted 11/18/17 10:50am

gullahgirl

PennyPurple said:

Latin said:

PennyPurple said: They moved it from the "Prince Music Forum" to the "Non-Prince Music Forum". Even though Purple Rain is a Prince song and that is him performing it on the American Music Awards. lol

That's really strange.

Hey I was wondering the same thing! This thread is in the wrong place.

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Reply #9 posted 11/18/17 12:46pm

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Never saw it live ('94 baby here) but thanks to the wonderful world of YouTube, I was able to watch.

It's such a transcendent performance.
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Reply #10 posted 11/19/17 5:30am

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purplethunder3121 said:

I remember it well! yes

Me, too! It was a glorious night. Prince had won 3 awards including Album of the Year and as soon as I saw the look on his face when he began singing, "I never meant to cause you any sorrow." I could just feel that something special and unforgettable was happening. I was right about that. touched

Poor Lionel Richie though. giggle I wonder if he and Prince ever became friends? hmmm

"Something...do not compute." disbelief

Shall no quarter be given and nan-other red cent spent...unless and until...RIGHT is done by Prince! hammer
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Reply #11 posted 11/19/17 10:08am

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:



purplethunder3121 said:


I remember it well! yes



Me, too! It was a glorious night. Prince had won 3 awards including Album of the Year and as soon as I saw the look on his face when he began singing, "I never meant to cause you any sorrow." I could just feel that something special and unforgettable was happening. I was right about that. touched

Poor Lionel Richie though. giggle I wonder if he and Prince ever became friends? hmmm

What do you mean?
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Reply #12 posted 11/19/17 10:17am

AnnaStesia10

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Thanks Latin for posting this. Good memories and I too was so happy for Prince that night back in '85.
"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #13 posted 11/20/17 3:19am

Lovejunky

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Thanks Latin...

I just watched this for about the 4th or 5th time...

cant tire of it..

Love this from the text..

Prince once said “Purple Rain” is about “the end of the world

and being with the one you love and letting your faith/god

guide you through the purple rain.”

On Jan. 28, 1985, Prince became the storm and the guide.

He rescued his audience from a night of mediocrity -- and

he redefined what an AMAs performance could be.

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #14 posted 11/20/17 11:28am

laytonian

Latin said:

PennyPurple said:

Thanks Latin, but why is this in Music, Non Prince Forum?


Billboard got it right. It was a great Performance!

They moved it from the "Prince Music Forum" to the "Non-Prince Music Forum". Even though Purple Rain is a Prince song and that is him performing it on the American Music Awards. lol

You got something moved back? Wow.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #15 posted 11/20/17 12:17pm

dippydippywave
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Love it when Prince says ‘Help me!’ during the Whoo hoo hoo hoos.
But also kinda sad as it’s moments like that, that remind you of what we’ve lost.
Such a special talent never to be replaced.
The Sampler Set is great!
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Reply #16 posted 11/20/17 7:17pm

HatrinaHaterwi
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MotownSubdivision said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Me, too! It was a glorious night. Prince had won 3 awards including Album of the Year and as soon as I saw the look on his face when he began singing, "I never meant to cause you any sorrow." I could just feel that something special and unforgettable was happening. I was right about that. touched

Poor Lionel Richie though. giggle I wonder if he and Prince ever became friends? hmmm

What do you mean?




giggle

"Something...do not compute." disbelief

Shall no quarter be given and nan-other red cent spent...unless and until...RIGHT is done by Prince! hammer
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Reply #17 posted 11/21/17 11:32am

Latin

It is back where it rightfully belongs. thumbs up!
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Reply #18 posted 11/21/17 1:01pm

Lovejunky

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Latin said:

It is back where it rightfully belongs. thumbs up!

Chalk one down for the Latin smile

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #19 posted 11/21/17 4:58pm

bonatoc

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Man, I had to make a GIF.


The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #20 posted 11/23/17 12:41am

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Gawd i still get chills...i remember watching that night. It was everything already mentioned and more. He knew it too when he kicked that mic stand's a** like, "Bitch (aka the entire world), get the fukk out my way while i'm launching y'all into the stratosphere!"
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #21 posted 11/23/17 5:08am

poppys

Better than Thanksgiving!

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Reply #22 posted 11/24/17 11:25am

Latin

bonatoc said:

Man, I had to make a GIF.



Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #23 posted 11/24/17 8:23pm

GaryMF

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I think this is #1 but at least they put her at #3. smile

https://www.billboard.com...life-video

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Reply #24 posted 11/25/17 6:57am

muleFunk

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That performance made my hair stand on end. Still remember it 32 years later.

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Reply #25 posted 11/25/17 11:36am

kingricefan

Sheila was so awesome that night!! She looks a little nervous up to the point where the fur coat is placed on her shoulders, then she's all about 'Y'all just wait!'!

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Reply #26 posted 11/26/17 12:58pm

Latin

poppys said:

Better than Thanksgiving!


thumbs up!
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Reply #27 posted 11/29/17 12:24am

Latin

muleFunk said:

That performance made my hair stand on end. Still remember it 32 years later.


thumbs up!
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Reply #28 posted 11/29/17 12:34am

dodger

bonatoc said:

Man, I had to make a GIF.


lol the mic kick was the first thing I thought of when I seen this thread

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Reply #29 posted 12/02/17 12:33am

Latin

dodger said:



bonatoc said:


Man, I had to make a GIF.




lol the mic kick was the first thing I thought of when I seen this thread


thumbs up!
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