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Thread started 05/03/16 9:59am

TheKid94

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Prince reaching out to old friends

I've seen many replies on threads stating that Prince was reaching out to old band members, and friends in the last year or so. Besides having Kirk back in the band as his drummer, and inviting Madonna to Paisley Park, what other instances are people referring to?
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Reply #1 posted 05/03/16 10:07am

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The very fact that he did his Piano and Microphone Tour, playing the piano only in memory of his dad speaks volumes to me that he was reaching out to people in his past!!

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Reply #2 posted 05/03/16 10:10am

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TheKid94 said:

I've seen many replies on threads stating that Prince was reaching out to old band members, and friends in the last year or so. Besides having Kirk back in the band as his drummer, and inviting Madonna to Paisley Park, what other instances are people referring to?

From many of the members they stated they are still friends with Prince/still communicate.

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Reply #3 posted 05/03/16 10:55am

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Prince attended a private memorial for Vanity after her funeral, where he reconnected with Jill Jones, Susan Moonsie, Brenda Bennett and Apollonia.

By all accounts this was his first time seeing Susan and Jill in over 20 years.

He also invited Morris Day and The Time to play at Paisley earlier this year.
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Reply #4 posted 05/03/16 10:59am

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Militant said:

Prince attended a private memorial for Vanity after her funeral, where he reconnected with Jill Jones, Susan Moonsie, Brenda Bennett and Apollonia. By all accounts this was his first time seeing Susan and Jill in over 20 years. He also invited Morris Day and The Time to play at Paisley earlier this year.

I believe Jill was in touch with Prince, she talked about his advice he gave her daughter on record deals and such.

Susan Moonsie was at some 3121 shows where he acknowledged her.

I friend of W&L said he regularly visited them at their studio

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Reply #5 posted 05/03/16 11:09am

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friend of W&L said he regularly visited them at their studio


Where'd you hear this?

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Reply #6 posted 05/03/16 1:33pm

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Militant said:

Prince attended a private memorial for Vanity after her funeral, where he reconnected with Jill Jones, Susan Moonsie, Brenda Bennett and Apollonia.

By all accounts this was his first time seeing Susan and Jill in over 20 years.

He also invited Morris Day and The Time to play at Paisley earlier this year.


In that cool Brenda Bennett interview, she talks about her and Susan going to see Prince in Boston for the Musicology tour - it's a really nice interview.
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Reply #7 posted 05/03/16 1:49pm

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Dez Dickerson said he spoke with Prince over the phone, three weeks prior to Prince's passing.

http://www.people.com/art...s-religion
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Reply #8 posted 05/03/16 5:29pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Militant said:

Prince attended a private memorial for Vanity after her funeral, where he reconnected with Jill Jones, Susan Moonsie, Brenda Bennett and Apollonia. By all accounts this was his first time seeing Susan and Jill in over 20 years. He also invited Morris Day and The Time to play at Paisley earlier this year.

I believe Jill was in touch with Prince, she talked about his advice he gave her daughter on record deals and such.

Susan Moonsie was at some 3121 shows where he acknowledged her.

I friend of W&L said he regularly visited them at their studio

I know Jill had been in touch but I believe this was the first time they'd actually *seen* each other in a while. Could be wrong. And I forgot Susan was at a 3121 show! Good memory.

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Reply #9 posted 05/03/16 8:26pm

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mynameisnotsusan said:

Militant said:

Prince attended a private memorial for Vanity after her funeral, where he reconnected with Jill Jones, Susan Moonsie, Brenda Bennett and Apollonia.

By all accounts this was his first time seeing Susan and Jill in over 20 years.

He also invited Morris Day and The Time to play at Paisley earlier this year.


In that cool Brenda Bennett interview, she talks about her and Susan going to see Prince in Boston for the Musicology tour - it's a really nice interview.


That is a great interview! I love hearing Brenda's voice again
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Reply #10 posted 05/03/16 8:51pm

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Andre Cymone also said that there was a verbal commitment between He & P to re-connect next time P was in L.A.

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Reply #11 posted 05/04/16 8:57am

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JudasLChrist said:

friend of W&L said he regularly visited them at their studio


Where'd you hear this?

a friend of mine who is friends with them, there are a lot of 'official' photos of Wendy Susannah & Lisa /the Family that he took

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Reply #12 posted 05/04/16 10:53am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Militant said:

Prince attended a private memorial for Vanity after her funeral, where he reconnected with Jill Jones, Susan Moonsie, Brenda Bennett and Apollonia. By all accounts this was his first time seeing Susan and Jill in over 20 years. He also invited Morris Day and The Time to play at Paisley earlier this year.

I believe Jill was in touch with Prince, she talked about his advice he gave her daughter on record deals and such.

Susan Moonsie was at some 3121 shows where he acknowledged her.

I friend of W&L said he regularly visited them at their studio

I have to ask the question, how do you know all this? How did you find out about the private memorial for Vanity and that Prince went.

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Reply #13 posted 05/04/16 11:24am

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tish9311 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I believe Jill was in touch with Prince, she talked about his advice he gave her daughter on record deals and such.

Susan Moonsie was at some 3121 shows where he acknowledged her.

I friend of W&L said he regularly visited them at their studio

I have to ask the question, how do you know all this? How did you find out about the private memorial for Vanity and that Prince went.

are you asking me or Militant?

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Reply #14 posted 05/04/16 1:09pm

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I too would love to know how you knew P was at a private memorial for Vanity. Questlove was there for all of that and he would have mentioned P being there, since we all know he can't shut his mouth for shit.

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #15 posted 05/04/16 1:11pm

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Age makes you want more people around. Not me. lol

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #16 posted 05/05/16 3:40am

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I know because Apollonia talked about it at length. I thought maybe we had discussed it here, but I guess not. Amongst other stuff, she mentioned how nice it was that Jill and Susan were showing Prince photos of their children.
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Reply #17 posted 05/05/16 6:25pm

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scriptgirl said:

I too would love to know how you knew P was at a private memorial for Vanity. Questlove was there for all of that and he would have mentioned P being there, since we all know he can't shut his mouth for shit.

He did according to Vargas Sieloff who designed his early outfits in The Orange County Register dated April 22 http://www.ocregister.com...argas.html She said “He looked very frail,” she said. “He had been sick. He should have been in bed. I think he worked himself to death.”

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Reply #18 posted 05/06/16 10:48am

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I am not sure I would believe anything out of Appollonia's mouth. She rubs me the wrong way and has for years.

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Reply #19 posted 05/07/16 4:34am

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scriptgirl said:

I am not sure I would believe anything out of Appollonia's mouth. She rubs me the wrong way and has for years.

See the post above yours. Also, Jill talked about him being there too.

From the post above yours, from Vargas Sieloff.....

She just saw him in February at the “Life Celebration Ceremony” after the death of Prince’s former girlfriend Denise Matthews, known as Vanity. Vargas Sieloff said Prince was mobbed by selfie-seeking fans. He sat in the church balcony and left before the service ended.

“He looked very frail,” she said. “He had been sick. He should have been in bed. I think he worked himself to death.

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Reply #20 posted 05/09/16 3:13pm

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He spoke to Cat over the phone, as recently as a year and a half ago.

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Reply #21 posted 05/09/16 5:45pm

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Andre Cymone reached out to him just a few days before he passed, but it was Bobby Z who actually got through to Prince.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7348518/prince-childhood-friend-bassist-andre-cymone-remembrance

"The last time we corresponded was when I heard about the plane [which had an emergency landing because of Prince getting ill mid-flight on April 15]. I reached out to get a hold of him. I called a bunch of different people. I called his sister and she said she’d try to give him the message. I called Bobby Z and he said he’d try to get him the message. Finally, Bobby got a hold of him and he sent a text to me. Bobby pasted it and sent it to me. Prince said, "I’m OK. When I get to L.A., we’ll hook up."
That was it. And I guess maybe five days later he was gone."

[Edited 5/9/16 17:47pm]

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