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Sheila E - The Beat Of My Own Drum

Haven't seen this mentioned, so:

Sheila E. has a book coming out, The Beat Of My Own Drum: A Memoir. According to Amazon the release date is Sept. 2.

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Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #1 posted 07/13/14 4:30am

cbarnes3121

i love me some sheilia e and think she is the single most amazing female drummer ever yet artost like her and jesse johnson piss me off just a tad. u connected 2 one of the biggest names in the hostory of modern music yet now that u on recess or break from him u get pissed when people question u about him or refer 2 u as a prince protege yet there is basically where the world know u from. jesse tried 2 hard 2 say what he is on his own merit and i understand that but u apart of a history that u will never be able 2 remove yourself from

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Reply #2 posted 07/13/14 5:04am

wonder505

I may check that out.

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Reply #3 posted 07/13/14 1:35pm

SoulAlive

I can't wait to read it.Sheila has worked with so many different artists (before and after her Prince days),I bet she's got alot of great stories

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Reply #4 posted 07/13/14 7:40pm

funksterr

I hate to even speculate on what may or may not be in that book. boxed

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Reply #5 posted 07/14/14 4:28pm

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I hope the book will be a candid tell-all regarding her music, professional and personal relationships... However, Sheila seems more guarded than even Prince most of the time... Guessing it will focus primarily on being a young girl in the male-dominated music business, childhood abuse, and her religious beliefs.

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Reply #6 posted 07/16/14 8:39pm

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[Edited 7/24/14 1:26am]

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Reply #7 posted 07/16/14 10:14pm

SoulAlive

has it already been released?!

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Reply #8 posted 07/17/14 7:11am

derF

SoulSplash said:

There is indeed a lot about Sheila's childhood and growing up surrounded by music.

Prince isn't mentioned until about halfway through the book where she talks about finding a poster of him on the wall in a wrecka stow and taking it home with her, telling it, "I'm gonna meet you someday." She first saw him Sept 17, 1978, at an Al Jarreau concert (he was looking right at her when she noticed him), and then later at Prince's own concert in San Carlos ("Hi, I'm..." "Oh, I know who you are... You're Sheila Escovedo." I stopped and stared at his lips. Did my name just come out of his mouth? "Me and Andre were fighting over which one of us was...").

And then by fate or coincidence, at a February 14th 1982 concert in San Francisco, Sheila worked her way backstage as both fan and friend where the two of them exchanged numbers again and became lifelong friends. He kept serenading her, and she couldn't get him off her mind.

I won't ruin it for you all, but it has some detail regarding their studio sessions together (e.g. How did Prince delicately woo Sheila into performing her first-ever professional recording of lead vocals on "Erotic City" -- and is it really "funk" or "f***" ???). Some great insight here regarding their relationship on stage and off. The truth comes out... The Black Album, her sickness, and their breakup after the Lovesexy tour.

Can you guess which Michael Jackson hit features Sheila (uncredited) on percussion? What choreography award should Sheila have won but someone else won because of her? And who was the first person to call Sheila "E" -- Prince, Marvin Gaye, Pops, George Duke, or some kids at school? How long did it take to record the album The Glamorous Life, what song almost didn't make the cut, and what song did Warner Bros want to release first? How many people witnessed Sheila's first solo performance in the USA? Should Sheila have been behind the steering wheel the first time she heard her song come on the radio? What garment of clothing did Sheila buy for Prince, and where did he wear it while attending the Purple Rain premiere party? What was the first movie Sheila auditioned for? Why would it matter that Sheila was from Oakland while working on the set of Krush Groove? Who was Sheila referring to when she said, "I was dating a vampire"? How much money was she really making? Who was really behind her stage persona? What high profile musician did Sheila thank for calling her a "bad mf'in b***"? Which song (ultimately a fan favorite) did Sheila offer to a superstar diva that was mistakenly taken as Sheila making a move on her? What four-letter word caused Sheila to tear up her paychecks from Prince week after week? Which Prince instrumental did Sheila name after hearing it over the telephone and why did she give it that name? And which of Sheila's songs REALLY are about Prince?

Also, I'd like to make mention that I think a lot can be said of Prince's relationship with his dad through the things that Prince observes and mentions about Sheila's relationship with her family.

There's probably not as much info as you'd like to know about Prince (or her work in the studio with Prince -- entire projects get skipped), but it's a really good read, especially for those who love Sheila for Sheila -- it's a revealing look and a powerful testimony from a wonderful and beautiful person. And there are in fact some things Sheila shares that we may have wondered about in the past, but now we know...

release date: September 2, 2014

[img:$uid]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hxBUzr0dL._AA160_.jpg[/img:$uid]

[Edited 7/17/14 3:57am]

Well, now I'm intrigued. You sold one more copy. biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 07/23/14 6:49am

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SoulSplash said:

There is indeed a lot about Sheila's childhood and growing up surrounded by music.

Prince isn't mentioned until about halfway through the book where she talks about finding a poster of him on the wall in a wrecka stow and taking it home with her, telling it, "I'm gonna meet you someday." She first saw him Sept 17, 1978, at an Al Jarreau concert (he was looking right at her when she noticed him), and then later at Prince's own concert in San Carlos ("Hi, I'm..." "Oh, I know who you are... You're Sheila Escovedo." I stopped and stared at his lips. Did my name just come out of his mouth? "Me and Andre were fighting over which one of us was...").

And then by fate or coincidence, at a February 14th 1982 concert in San Francisco, Sheila worked her way backstage as both fan and friend where the two of them exchanged numbers again and became lifelong friends. He kept serenading her, and she couldn't get him off her mind.

I won't ruin it for you all, but it has some detail regarding their studio sessions together (e.g. How did Prince delicately woo Sheila into performing her first-ever professional recording of lead vocals on "Erotic City" -- and is it really "funk" or "f***" ???). Some great insight here regarding their relationship on stage and off. The truth comes out... The Black Album, her sickness, and their breakup after the Lovesexy tour.

Can you guess which Michael Jackson hit features Sheila (uncredited) on percussion? What choreography award should Sheila have won but someone else won because of her? And who was the first person to call Sheila "E" -- Prince, Marvin Gaye, Pops, George Duke, or some kids at school? How long did it take to record the album The Glamorous Life, what song almost didn't make the cut, and what song did Warner Bros want to release first? How many people witnessed Sheila's first solo performance in the USA? Should Sheila have been behind the steering wheel the first time she heard her song come on the radio? What garment of clothing did Sheila buy for Prince, and where did he wear it while attending the Purple Rain premiere party? What was the first movie Sheila auditioned for? Why would it matter that Sheila was from Oakland while working on the set of Krush Groove? Who was Sheila referring to when she said, "I was dating a vampire"? How much money was she really making? Who was really behind her stage persona? What high profile musician did Sheila thank for calling her a "bad mf'in b***"? Which song (ultimately a fan favorite) did Sheila offer to a superstar diva that was mistakenly taken as Sheila making a move on her? What four-letter word caused Sheila to tear up her paychecks from Prince week after week? Which Prince instrumental did Sheila name after hearing it over the telephone and why did she give it that name? And which of Sheila's songs REALLY are about Prince?

Also, I'd like to make mention that I think a lot can be said of Prince's relationship with his dad through the things that Prince observes and mentions about Sheila's relationship with her family.

There's probably not as much info as you'd like to know about Prince (or her work in the studio with Prince -- entire projects get skipped), but it's a really good read, especially for those who love Sheila for Sheila -- it's a revealing look and a powerful testimony from a wonderful and beautiful person. And there are in fact some things Sheila shares that we may have wondered about in the past, but now we know...

release date: September 2, 2014

[img:$uid]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hxBUzr0dL._AA160_.jpg[/img:$uid]

[Edited 7/17/14 3:57am]

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Didn't the two albums Sheila did with her father in the 70s (Solo Two & Happy Together) also feature "professionaly recorded" lead vocals by Sheila?

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Always found the story of Sheila's first lead vocals on Erotic City a bit of myth-making...

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Reply #10 posted 07/23/14 6:52am

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Check the LP credits of "Solo Two" on discogs:

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http://www.discogs.com/Pete-Sheila-Escovedo-Solo-Two/release/1605194

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Reply #11 posted 07/23/14 3:31pm

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derF said:

I hope the book will be a candid tell-all regarding her music, professional and personal relationships... However, Sheila seems more guarded than even Prince most of the time... Guessing it will focus primarily on being a young girl in the male-dominated music business, childhood abuse, and her religious beliefs.

This is what I expect too unfortunately. I don't see her dishing any dirt or anything particularly interesting or detailed about recording and touring. Interested but with reservations, will wait and see how the reviews are (from other fans) before buying.

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Reply #12 posted 07/23/14 9:22pm

SoulAlive

I wonder if she talks about the album that she was working on in 1988...the one with "Girl Power" and other Prince-written songs.In a Black Beat interview from that year,she seemed really thrilled with the songs that were recorded for that project.

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Reply #13 posted 07/24/14 1:43am

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[Edited 8/21/14 1:20am]

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Reply #14 posted 08/07/14 7:34pm

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Edit >

[Edited 8/12/14 10:56am]

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Reply #15 posted 08/07/14 7:47pm

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Reply #16 posted 08/17/14 4:46pm

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cool

She is the best

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #17 posted 08/17/14 5:19pm

SoulAlive

SoulSplash said:

Seriously, you guys? You're gonna say this is Sheila on lead vocals... ???

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You know, all that glitters might not be gold, but the fact that the prince.org community consistently chooses to ridicule, mock, and/or ignore the glitter... you are missing out on some very fine gold.

$1296.20 per ounce. And we're talking nuggets! That says what??

"somebody put a spell on you"

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Reply #18 posted 08/17/14 7:39pm

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Sheila posted this pic on FB of herself holding an advance copy.

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Reply #19 posted 08/19/14 4:35pm

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I'm definitely gonna check this out. Hope it's good.
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Reply #20 posted 08/20/14 6:12am

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I definately will check it out

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Reply #21 posted 08/22/14 3:08pm

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SoulAlive said:

I wonder if she talks about the album that she was working on in 1988...the one with "Girl Power" and other Prince-written songs.In a Black Beat interview from that year,she seemed really thrilled with the songs that were recorded for that project.

She is probably kicking herself for not remembering the project for the book giggle

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Reply #22 posted 08/22/14 3:11pm

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I wonder what she recalled about the making of Krush Groove? hmmm

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Reply #23 posted 08/22/14 6:26pm

SoulAlive

To me,Krush Groove seemed like a quick movie that was thrown together lol it's like they looked at the success of Purple Rain,and thought "hey,let's do a rap version of Purple Rain!",lol.

I wonder if Sheila shares this same view.

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Reply #24 posted 08/24/14 12:42am

bashraka

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/sheila-e-confirms-engagement-prince-new-memoir-article-1.1914774?cid=bitly

Sheila E. confirms engagement to Prince, describes niece Nicole Richie’s adoption in new memoir

In 'The Beat of My Own Drum,' Sheila Escovedo describes her relationship with Prince and her career while on tour with him. The drummer also details the circumstances behind her niece, Nicole, getting adopted by Lionel Richie.

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Prince and Sheila E. perform on stage during the Purple Rain Tour.Ebet Roberts/Redferns Prince and Sheila E. perform on stage during the Purple Rain Tour.

It was “somewhere in the middle of Europe” in 1987 that Prince spun around half way into “Purple Rain” and mouthed to his drummer, “Marry Me?”

Of course, the fierce, sexy Sheila E. said yes.

In her new memoir “The Beat of My Own Drum,” Sheila E. finally confirms in glorious detail the long-swirling rumors that she and His Purple Majesty actually had been engaged. Everyone always knew they were lovers. But Prince had so many women.

“He blew me a kiss, turned to the audience, and took the most amazing guitar solo ever,” she writes of the moment she made Prince a happy man.

“For the rest of that year my relationship with Prince was a dream ... We were with each other all day and all night, so if he was fooling around on me, he would have had to be quick about it.”

Sheila Escovedo, the daughter of Latin percussionist Peter Escovedo, was just making a name for herself as a woman who could pound a hot beat when she bought a ticket to see Prince in concert in 1978 in San Carlos, Calif. After the show, she walked in on him in his dressing room as he was combing out his long, straight hair. Before she could introduce herself, he interrupted her.

Drummer Sheila E. confirms engagement to Prince in new memoir.Vince Bucci/Getty Images Drummer Sheila E. confirms engagement to Prince in new memoir.

“Oh, I know who you are,” Prince said. “I’ve been following your career for a while.”

The new book goes on sale Sept. 2. The new book goes on sale Sept. 2.

She was stunned and thrilled. The two started hanging out, often jamming in her bedroom equipped as a mini-recording studio.

Escovedo wasn’t ready to take things further — she was still hurting from an earlier relationship with Carlos Santana, who she had fallen in love with as an 18-year-old. Santana had even asked her to marry him. Then she found out he was already married. Santana’s wife left him and Escovedo couldn’t deal with being a homewrecker. She ended it.

Though the relationship with Prince remained platonic, he didn’t stop wooing her. On what would be Marvin Gaye’s final tour, “Sexual Healing,” Escovedo was met by a bouquet of flowers from Prince every night in her hotel room.

She was back home rehearsing with Lionel Richie for his upcoming tour when she learned Gaye’s father had shot him dead. Escovedo writes that there were “dark omens” on the road, but nothing to prepare her for something like that.

Sheila E., Prince and Cat Glover perform on stage on the Lovesexy tour at Wembley Arena on Aug. 3, 1988 in London, United Kingdom.Peter Still/Redferns Sheila E., Prince and Cat Glover perform on stage on the Lovesexy tour at Wembley Arena on Aug. 3, 1988 in London, United Kingdom.

Prince would fly in to join her on the Richie tour, and back in Los Angeles she hung out with him in his Sunset Boulevard recording studio. One night, he insisted that she step up to the mic. Her throat closed up, but Prince coaxed a performance out of her.

The song was “Erotic City,” and she wouldn’t sing the “f-word.” They compromised — he sang the original lyric while she went with “we can funk until dawn.” For years, fans argued about what they were actually hearing.

Sheila E. on Dec. 9, 1984 in Chicago, Il. Paul Natkin/WireImage Enlarge Sheila E. performing in 1970. Michael Ochs Archives Enlarge Sheila E. says she became more aggressive with her sexy-girl persona as her career progressed. Ebet Roberts/Redferns Enlarge

In her memoir, Sheila E. says her performances became less about playing the drums and more about posturing in barely-there clothes.

She signed a contract with Prince’s production company and he masterminded her first album, “The Glamorous Life.” For the video, she debuted her new full-out sexy persona, big hair and a leopard print bustier. Both were big hits.

Sheila Escovedo performs in Berkeley, California in 1978. Sheila Escovedo performs in Berkeley, California in 1978.
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  • BERKELEY - CIRCA 1978: Photo of Sheila Escovedo performing in Berkeley, California. Circa 1978 (Photo by Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  • "The Magic Hour" bandleader, Shelia E. laughs during the opening of Earvin "Magic" Johnson's new talk show in Los Angeles, Monday, June 8, 1998. (AP Photo/MIchael Caulfield, pool)
  • UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01:  Photo of SHEILA E; Event:  (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
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Escovedo and her newly formed band went on to open for Prince on his Purple Rain tour. It was then they became lovers.

Escovedo writes that she had always been disturbed by “the harem” around him, but working and playing together day in, night out, proved too much. They tried to keep it on the down low, but people knew.

She also starred in the hip-hop cult movie, “Krush Groove,” with Blair Underwood. A story based on the early days of Def Jam Records, the set was loaded with rappers — some of whom she found hostile. Prince, in Monte Carlo shooting “Under the Cherry Moon,” didn’t want her to do the love scene that called for nudity. She ended up drinking for courage before, she writes, allowing “Blair to suck on my neck.”

But Escovedo was becoming more aggressive with her sexy-girl persona. After all, she was sleeping with the most sultry, simmering being on the planet. Her performances became less about playing the drums and more about posturing in barely-there clothes.

“I started to feel naked in the wrong way,” she writes.

Sheila Escovedo performs in Oakland, California in this 1978 photo.Tom Copi/Getty Images Sheila Escovedo performs in Oakland, California in this 1978 photo.

The partying never stopped, and even when Prince wasn’t around she found herself indulging her every whim. If the urge suddenly struck to have lunch at the Eiffel Tower, no matter where she was in Europe, her assistants made it happen. She writes that she had a “growing feeling that I could have anything I wanted, whenever I wanted.”

She became so helpless that it scared her. One day her assistants, Connie and Karen, forced her to walk down a street by herself and order lunch at a deli. She was nearly incapable of even doing that. “I became mean, demanding, and angry. I stopped asking and started telling ... I was becoming a nightmare,” she says.

Brenda (right) and Lionel Richie (center) adopted Nicole Escovedo who legally became Nicole Richie (left). Ron Galella/WireImage

Brenda (right) and Lionel Richie (center) adopted Nicole Escovedo who legally became Nicole Richie (left).

Enlarge Lionel Richie And Sheila E. pictured at Gray Davis' Inaugural Gala. Ron Wolfson/Getty Images

Lionel Richie And Sheila E. pictured at Gray Davis' Inaugural Gala.

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When the tour ended, she and her family took up Lionel Richie’s offer to stay in an unused wing of his Bel Air mansion. The littlest member of the Escovedo tribe was her brother Peter’s 2-year-old daughter, Nicole. Her brother had broken up with the child’s mother, Escovedo’s assistant Karen, but everyone remained close.

Lionel’s wife, Brenda, insisted that the little girl stay with her whenever Karen was on tour with Escovedo.

“As a single working mom, Karen was extremely grateful, but very torn,” Escovedo writes. “If Nikki stayed where she was, living rent-free, then Karen could earn enough for their future without disrupting her child’s life.”

Nicole Richie attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala May 5, 2014. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Nicole Richie attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala May 5, 2014.

Enlarge Sheila E. describes in her memoir the moment when her niece, Nicole, was adopted by Lionel Richie. Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Sheila E. describes in her memoir the moment when her niece, Nicole, was adopted by Lionel Richie.

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Then Richie’s wife Brenda, who had been hungering for a child, suggested adopting Nicole. “Lionel ... would do anything to keep Brenda happy,” Escovedo writes.

The Richies convinced Peter and Karen to give up their child.

Carlos Santana and Sheila E. perform at The Oakland Coliseum in 1977 in Oakland, California.Richard McCaffrey/Getty Images Carlos Santana and Sheila E. perform at The Oakland Coliseum in 1977 in Oakland, California.

“The hearbreaking part is that once Nicole Escovedo legally became Nicole Richie, it felt like we lost her. We all lost her,” says Escovedo.

Richie (inset right), of course, later gained fame as a reality star alongside best pal Paris Hilton in “The Simple Life.”

Meanwhile, the bill for the “Purple Rain” tour came due. Not having even skimmed her contract with Prince’s management company, Escovedo was unaware that she was responsible for all the expenses from her outlandish indulgences — to every last drink from the mini-bar — for herself and her band.

Sheila E. and Prince perform 'The World,' 'Get on the Boat' and 'The Glamorous Life.' John Shearer/WireImage

Sheila E. and Prince perform 'The World,' 'Get on the Boat' and 'The Glamorous Life.'

Enlarge Prince and Sheila E. perform on stage at the Purple Rain tour. Ebet Roberts/Redferns

Prince and Sheila E. perform on stage at the Purple Rain tour.

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She owed a million dollars.

“He (Prince) had casually told me at the start it would be easier to go with him,” Escovedo writes. “It never occurred to me that I shouldn’t.”

And now, she and Prince weren’t even “a constant” couple.

Sheila E. with her first band with whom she opened for Prince on the 'Purple Rain' tour. Sheila E. with her first band with whom she opened for Prince on the 'Purple Rain' tour.

“I tried to ignore the sadness I felt about not being the only woman in his life, but I learned to deal with it early on,” she writes.

She signed on to be his drummer anyway, a gig that lasted for two years and began with his “Sign o’ the Times” tour, an album she had collaborated on. But then came that stunning moment onstage “somewhere in Europe” when he proposed.

Prince didn’t want the barrage of publicity that would come if they announced their engagement. They already dealt with huge fan frenzy whenever they stepped out in public surrounded by burly bodyguards. So Escovedo kept it secret.

Between concerts, she and Prince divided their time between L.A. and Minneapolis. Prince was so relentlessly driven for the “next big thing” that their life together began to wear on her. She came off the “Lovesexy” tour that had them playing 77 international dates exhausted.

Escovedo has been working steadily with likes of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez.ROB SHANAHAN Escovedo has been working steadily with likes of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez.

By 1990, Escovedo was in a bad way. While working on her album, “Sex Cymbal,” she collapsed. She hid her health problems — her musculature actually became twisted from her fierce drumming posture — from Prince. She had to keep up with him.

But she was also growing uncomfortable with his artistic direction. “His songs were getting too dirty for my tastes,” she writes. “It just wasn’t fun to be around.”

On the next tour, Prince refused to let her fly home for her grandmother’s funeral. “He was my boss, he reminded me. He signed the paychecks,” she writes. She stayed, but after that she refused to cash those checks, sometimes tearing them up in front of him. It was all but over.

Sheila E. performs on stage during a performance celebrating Hispanic musical heritage on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in Washington.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Sheila E. performs on stage during a performance celebrating Hispanic musical heritage on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in Washington.

Escovedo faded from Prince’s life as she immersed herself in a new spirituality. The time had come, she writes, to deal with the ravages of sexual abuse she had endured as a child and mature into a new life.

In the years since, she’s kept up the beat, working steadily with likes of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez while making appearances on reality shows like “Gone Country.”

“The Beat of My Own Drum” goes on sale Sept. 2.

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Reply #25 posted 08/24/14 4:20am

Identity

Sheila E. engaged to be married to Prince during SOTT??!!! What??!!!

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Reply #26 posted 08/24/14 4:48pm

SoulAlive

looks like this book is gonna have alot of juicy details! eek

http://www.nydailynews.co...-1.1914774

can't wait to pick up a copy!

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Reply #27 posted 08/24/14 4:49pm

SoulAlive

oops,I see someone already posted the link wink

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Reply #28 posted 08/24/14 7:47pm

Cinny

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Ooh this morning I saw this article that bashraka and SoulAlive posted. I placed my pre-order on the spot!! smile

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Reply #29 posted 08/25/14 12:39am

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Book Soup Presents Sheila E in conversation with Billboard editor Gail Mitchell about her memoir, The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir.

This event will take place at the Ricardo Montaban Theatre, located at 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles CA 90028.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $34.00 + tax and include one ticket and one copy of Beat of My Own Drum.



We are now accepting paid reservations.

You may purchase your tickets online at booksoup.com or by calling the store at 310-659-3110.

Tickets and books will be available for pick-up from the store location beginning the date of the book's release, Tuesday, September 2. Reserved tickets and books may also be picked up at the Will Call tables at the venue the evening of the event.

Tickets and books may be available for purchase at the venue before the event begins, while supplies last.

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