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John L. Nelson

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Prince's dad.

born 1916; three times married; died Minneapolis, Minnesota 25 August 2001.

Born in Louisiana in 1916, John Nelson had moved to Minneapolis in the Fifties to escape the racism of the South.

In 1955, when he married Mattie Shaw, who had been singing part-time with the Prince Rogers Trio

Obit: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-nelson-729400.html