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Thread started 05/02/11 11:18am

IamFunkay7

How did Prince meet Larry Graham

I noticed on the little video they played at the concert, Larry said Prince was always at his concerts, does anyone know how this friendship came to be?

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Reply #1 posted 05/02/11 11:58am

purplenuts

IamFunkay7 said:

I noticed on the little video they played at the concert, Larry said Prince was always at his concerts, does anyone know how this friendship came to be?

They met on the mothership

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Reply #2 posted 05/02/11 12:16pm

eireboy34

Don't know, don't care... all I know is that this meeting was the beginning of the end for Prince.

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Reply #3 posted 05/02/11 12:21pm

robertgeorgeak
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eireboy34 said:

Don't know, don't care... all I know is that this meeting was the beginning of the end for Prince.

prince climbed in his coffin during the 90's, larry came along and hammered the nails in the lid.

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #4 posted 05/02/11 12:27pm

IamFunkay7

robertgeorgeakabob said:

eireboy34 said:

Don't know, don't care... all I know is that this meeting was the beginning of the end for Prince.

prince climbed in his coffin during the 90's, larry came along and hammered the nails in the lid.

lol Wow, LG seems like a cool cat, Prince is not that impressionable but I understand LArry influenced him. Maybe he wanted a change in his life, Prince's relationship with God changed him, but anyway, just curious on how they met.

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Reply #5 posted 05/02/11 12:43pm

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Prince met Larry at a Jam Of The Year aftershow in Nashville on August 23rd 1997.

Sinbad (the comedian) was on tour, and part of his tour featured Graham Central Station.

Sinbad and his crew including Larry attended the Nashville aftershow, with Graham joining the NPG on stage to play bass.

After this show, Graham Central Station began opening for Prince on the 2nd and 3rd leg of the Jam Of The Year Tour in the USA.

The rest is history.

Graham and Prince had originally met in 1977-78 as Graham was also signed to Warners, but it was not until the 1997 meeting that they became close friends.

[Edited 5/2/11 13:08pm]

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Reply #6 posted 05/02/11 2:20pm

QuasarOfRock

'Cottaging.'

lol

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Reply #7 posted 05/02/11 2:24pm

NouveauDance

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QuasarOfRock said:

'Cottaging.'

lol

falloff

There's definately a daddy fetish going on here.

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Reply #8 posted 05/02/11 2:35pm

Farfunknugin

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Bathhouse?

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Reply #9 posted 05/02/11 2:41pm

IamFunkay7

NouveauDance said:

QuasarOfRock said:

'Cottaging.'

lol

falloff

There's definately a daddy fetish going on here.

yall are wrong spit

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Reply #10 posted 05/02/11 2:41pm

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IamFunkay7 said:

I noticed on the little video they played at the concert, Larry said Prince was always at his concerts, does anyone know how this friendship came to be?

Read through this thread and you'll know when and how they met: http://prince.org/msg/3/351553 . It's in there somewhere.

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Reply #11 posted 05/02/11 2:43pm

drclay

It was a dark day that we'd all very much like to forget...

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Reply #12 posted 05/02/11 3:30pm

Paris9748430

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It was a dark day that we'd all very much like to forget...

Yes, because Prince meeting Larry is comparable to Kennedy's Assasination, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11

rolleyes

You people really need to get over yourselves.

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #13 posted 05/02/11 3:31pm

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Prince had a concert scheduled at the Gaylord/Bridgestone Arena that night at 8:00 pm. This was Prince's first appearance in Nashville since the Rick James tour. We waited and waited and waited until someone said that Prince was across town at the Starwood Ampitheater watching Sinbad's Summer Soul Festival. Prince did not appear on stage until 11:00 pm .

The aftershow was at the legendary Music City Mix Factory and that aftershow was worthy of being mentioned with the legendary aftershows in Prince history. Everyone who was at the Starwood show was at the Mix Factory. I did not see Larry and Tina but sometime that day/night Prince started following Larry Graham.

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Reply #14 posted 05/02/11 4:03pm

Chas

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Larry told the story on Sinbad's show when they were all on there promoting the New Power Soul/GCS200/C2MH triple pack. Larry kept calling Prince "Baby brother." Just cuz the guy's short don't mean he's your baby brother. Jeez.

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Reply #15 posted 05/02/11 5:37pm

jackson35

if larry and chaka khan didnt join the new power soul tour, his road shows at that time would have been over. he had a hard time selling out arenas.

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Reply #16 posted 05/02/11 6:34pm

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Paris9748430 said:

drclay said:

It was a dark day that we'd all very much like to forget...

Yes, because Prince meeting Larry is comparable to Kennedy's Assasination, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11

rolleyes

You people really need to get over yourselves.

i love larry but guess what? prince been playing 'thank you for letting me be myself' and 'everyday people' every sweet chance he got since 1997....

i was there the first time he played those two songs on the jam of the year tour in mpls.... little did i know i'd still be listening to those same two tired cover tunes fifteen years later falloff god bless them both falloff damn

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Reply #17 posted 05/03/11 12:54am

eireboy34

jackson35 said:

if larry and chaka khan didnt join the new power soul tour, his road shows at that time would have been over. he had a hard time selling out arenas.

And you really believe people went to see Larry and Chaka??!!

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Reply #18 posted 05/03/11 5:14am

purplenuts

eireboy34 said:

jackson35 said:

if larry and chaka khan didnt join the new power soul tour, his road shows at that time would have been over. he had a hard time selling out arenas.

And you really believe people went to see Larry and Chaka??!!

Indeed - thats a long stretch and a little dumb

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Reply #19 posted 05/03/11 5:30am

PositivityFore
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eireboy34 said:

And you really believe people went to see Larry and Chaka??!!

Indeed - thats a long stretch and a little dumb

Im '98 when I went to see P at MSG in NYC, the arena did not fill up un til P hit the stage. Just so U know Larry Graham opened and Chaka followed w/Doughie Fresh.

[Edited 5/3/11 5:31am]

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Reply #20 posted 05/03/11 9:10am

myloveis4ever

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eireboy34 said:

jackson35 said:

if larry and chaka khan didnt join the new power soul tour, his road shows at that time would have been over. he had a hard time selling out arenas.

And you really believe people went to see Larry and Chaka??!!

CO SIGN,, when he did that tour in 1998 in Copenhagen , Chaka got booed-. it´s a fact.

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Reply #21 posted 05/03/11 9:16am

OnlyNDaUsa

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there is a 'LEGO' version of their meeting on a video site. it is stupid and fake but in a weird way funny.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #22 posted 05/03/11 9:44am

robertgeorgeak
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Paris9748430 said:

drclay said:

It was a dark day that we'd all very much like to forget...

Yes, because Prince meeting Larry is comparable to Kennedy's Assasination, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11

rolleyes

You people really need to get over yourselves.

what an idiotic response!!!!!!!!!!!

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #23 posted 05/03/11 10:09am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

there is a 'LEGO' version of their meeting on a video site. it is stupid and fake but in a weird way funny.

Naughty but does make u laugh!

http://www.youtube.com/wa...ojUTkpf12w

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Reply #24 posted 05/03/11 2:42pm

dJJ

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99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #25 posted 05/03/11 2:55pm

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on the down-low

"Sisters and brothers in the purple underground, find peace of mind in the pop sound!"
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Reply #26 posted 05/03/11 5:07pm

errant

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glory hole

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #27 posted 05/03/11 5:21pm

prime

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He talked about it on Vibe in '98. If I remember right, Prince atteneded one of his shows and then Larry attended one of his the next night.

IMO - It seems like Larry came in around the time his baby died....as we all know...when you are sad its easy to fall into something or start to believe in something that helps you heal and feel good. I am sure Larry became a friend and not a (yes friend), so Prince started to also study the "Truth" with him.

Prime aka The Kid

"I need u to dance, I need u to strip
I need u to shake Ur lil' ass n hips
I need u to grind like Ur working for tips
And give me what I need while we listen to PRINCE"
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Reply #28 posted 05/03/11 6:03pm

jackson35

eireboy34 said:

jackson35 said:

if larry and chaka khan didnt join the new power soul tour, his road shows at that time would have been over. he had a hard time selling out arenas.

And you really believe people went to see Larry and Chaka??!!

let me hip you to some fact's youngin, most people who dig larry, dig chaka khan too, All i'm saying is during this tour, ge was not selling out every arena, it got a little better when chaka and larry came aboard. oh and Fyi george benson got prince into jw not larry.

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Reply #29 posted 05/03/11 6:40pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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TheFreakerFantastic said:



OnlyNDaUsa said:


there is a 'LEGO' version of their meeting on a video site. it is stupid and fake but in a weird way funny.



Naughty but does make u laugh!


http://www.youtube.com/wa...ojUTkpf12w



That was so dumb! "I just wrote a song..." lol
No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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