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JorisE73

Dale Bozzio talks about Prince and her autobiography

Dale Bozzio talks Prince marriage proposal, Zappa friendship (mercurynews.com)

Q: What prompted this autobiography?


A
: I thought I should tell my story — I didn’t want someone else to tell it. (When) Prince passed away (in 2016), my son woke me up and told me, and I wept and wept. I got to my desk and started to write. When things hit me deeply, I write. It’s always been my escape in life. I wrote about Prince that day, then thought to myself, “Well, I’m going to continue writing a book.”


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Q: Prince was important enough to you that he’s in the book’s title. What was it like dating Prince?


A
: It was a big secret. He was secretive about everything he did. And who knows what else he did that we don’t even know about? He was the master of disguise. He was a genius. I am very used to geniuses and how they are awkward and strange.

I don’t want anyone to misjudge him. I know the world loves him. And it’s important to keep it that way.


Q
: I had no idea Prince was a Missing Persons fan.


A
: That’s how this happened. When he invited me to his house, he played an 8-track for me for eight hours of Missing Persons music. He was originally a drummer, so he loved Terry Bozzio. And he knew my timing was precise. He could tell immediately.

Our relationship was cryptic. He wasn’t very touchy-feely-huggy. Oh, no, no, no.

He asked me to marry him and I said no, I just couldn’t do it. I was taking care of Dale. I was a young girl, looking for fame and fortune. I wasn’t going to give it up to wash his dishes.


Q
: If you had said yes, do you think that would’ve indeed been your life — washing Prince’s dishes?


A
: Well, I’m an Italian. I do that. I love to cook and clean and take care of things. So I would have been making sure that things were right and clean — and yes, pasta!

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Reply #1 posted 05/11/22 12:53am

SoulAlive

JorisE73 said:

Dale Bozzio says...



He asked me to marry him and I said no, I just couldn’t do it.

eek hmmm biggrin

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Reply #2 posted 05/11/22 12:58am

SoulAlive

80s pop flashback: "Simon Simon" by Dale Bozzio (1988)

Dale Bozzio - "Simon Simo... - YouTube

Paisley Park Records

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Reply #3 posted 05/12/22 7:45am

scififilmnerd

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I bought her album for the Prince song, but the rest of it was just so awful - one of the songs was so horrendous I actually laughed at how bad it was. lol I don't have that album anymore - just an MP3 of the Prince song. wink

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Reply #4 posted 05/12/22 9:54am

JoeyCococo

scififilmnerd said:

I bought her album for the Prince song, but the rest of it was just so awful - one of the songs was so horrendous I actually laughed at how bad it was. lol I don't have that album anymore - just an MP3 of the Prince song. wink

So Strong was an EXCELLENT track..typical, and easy for Prince but loved it. I'd love to hear that one come out on an Originals 2.

Yes, the album sucked. The cover was great..

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Reply #5 posted 05/14/22 3:46am

jazzz

Simon, Simon was an enjoyable song for me, surprising that Prince didn't have any input on that one since it sounded a lot like him.
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And funny that Mrs. Bozzio tells about the dating... how many women can one man date at the same time eek
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Reply #6 posted 05/14/22 12:14pm

EmmaMcG

I'd never heard of her until this morning and now I've had that "Simon Simon" song stuck in my head all day. Squeaks and everything. Thanks SoulAlive razz
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