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Thread started 05/21/16 1:08pm

bigbrother

Most unlikely Prince fan?

With so many 'celebrities' paying tribute to Prince and his massive contribution to music and culture in general, which person has turned out to be the most surprising fan of Prince (musician or otherwise)? For me it was Axl Rose as I thought he dissed P at Rock in Rio in the early 90s
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Reply #1 posted 05/21/16 1:11pm

NorthC

Jet Bussemaker.
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Reply #2 posted 05/21/16 1:12pm

BillieBalloon

Bill Oddie.

William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia

Just not someone you would expect.
But it's very cool.
[Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]
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Reply #3 posted 05/21/16 1:13pm

Guitarhero

biggrin Am not sure i believe some of these so called celeb fans coming out saying they are Prince fans. How come they only mention the guy when he died. I might be wrong though, am just strange. wink

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Reply #4 posted 05/21/16 1:14pm

Guitarhero

BillieBalloon said:

Bill Oddie. William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia Just not someone you would expect. But it's very cool. [Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]

I believe that one. I remember Bill talking about how much he loved the album Parade. He said this a few years back nod

[Edited 5/21/16 13:15pm]

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Reply #5 posted 05/21/16 1:15pm

GirlBrother

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I thought that David Icke was pretty out-there.
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Reply #6 posted 05/21/16 1:20pm

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Guitarhero said:



BillieBalloon said:


Bill Oddie. William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia Just not someone you would expect. But it's very cool. [Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]

I believe that one. I remember Bill talking about how much he loved the album Parade. He said this a few years back nod

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Bill was at the '81 Lyceum gig. He's shown P love for yrs. Bill's cool.
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"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #7 posted 05/21/16 1:20pm

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Guitarhero said:

BillieBalloon said:

Bill Oddie. William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia Just not someone you would expect. But it's very cool. [Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]

I believe that one. I remember Bill talking about how much he loved the album Parade. He said this a few years back nod

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yeah, what NinaB posted

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Reply #8 posted 05/21/16 1:21pm

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TheDigitalGardener said:



Guitarhero said:




BillieBalloon said:


Bill Oddie. William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia Just not someone you would expect. But it's very cool. [Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]

I believe that one. I remember Bill talking about how much he loved the album Parade. He said this a few years back nod


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Yeah, Bill was at the 1981 London Lyceum show so has been a fan since at least then.


Snap! lol
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #9 posted 05/21/16 1:22pm

Guitarhero

Thanks for the info you two. ^^ Bill is one of us. yes

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Reply #10 posted 05/21/16 1:22pm

BillieBalloon

Guitarhero said:



BillieBalloon said:


Bill Oddie. William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia Just not someone you would expect. But it's very cool. [Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]

I believe that one. I remember Bill talking about how much he loved the album Parade. He said this a few years back nod

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Sorry, what the others said. I wonder if he's an orger. Then again let's not go down the same road we went down with prince. Lol.
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Baby, you're a star.

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Reply #11 posted 05/21/16 1:28pm

Guitarhero

BillieBalloon said:

Guitarhero said:

I believe that one. I remember Bill talking about how much he loved the album Parade. He said this a few years back nod

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Sorry, what the others said. I wonder if he's an orger. Then again let's not go down the same road we went down with prince. Lol. [Edited 5/21/16 13:24pm]

Ok i will just say maybe biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 05/21/16 1:58pm

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We actually talked to Bill for my "Parade" documentary I did for the 25th anniversary back in 2011.

You can listen to it here.

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Reply #13 posted 05/21/16 2:00pm

Guitarhero

Militant said:

We actually talked to Bill for my "Parade" documentary I did for the 25th anniversary back in 2011.

You can listen to it here.

Cool cool I knew i heard him talk about it somewhere. biggrin

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Reply #14 posted 05/21/16 2:11pm

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Lady Gaga

She name drops Prince in the booklet of her debut The Fame, yet I don't know in what way Prince has influenced her. She mentioned him a few times in her early interviews and usually name dropped him next to Bowie which is understandable but I don't see any Prince influence on her. I know she's not a real fan but why mention him? She could've mentioned Madonna but let's not go down that road lol

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DoItAllNight4U said:

Lady Gaga

She name drops Prince in the booklet of her debut The Fame, yet I don't know in what way Prince has influenced her. She mentioned him a few times in her early interviews and usually name dropped him next to Bowie which is understandable but I don't see any Prince influence on her. I know she's not a real fan but why mention him? She could've mentioned Madonna but let's not go down that road lol

Edit: She also tweeted about him after he passed and shared the lyric video of Sign O' The Times, I mean at least it wasn't Purple Rain like everyone else right? lol

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Reply #16 posted 05/21/16 2:18pm

Guitarhero

DoItAllNight4U said:

DoItAllNight4U said:

Lady Gaga

She name drops Prince in the booklet of her debut The Fame, yet I don't know in what way Prince has influenced her. She mentioned him a few times in her early interviews and usually name dropped him next to Bowie which is understandable but I don't see any Prince influence on her. I know she's not a real fan but why mention him? She could've mentioned Madonna but let's not go down that road lol

Edit: She also tweeted about him after he passed and shared the lyric video of Sign O' The Times, I mean at least it wasn't Purple Rain like everyone else right? lol

I will just say The second most famous Prince album. wink I believe her. razz

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Reply #17 posted 05/21/16 3:36pm

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TheDigitalGardener said:



Guitarhero said:




BillieBalloon said:


Bill Oddie. William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia Just not someone you would expect. But it's very cool. [Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]

I believe that one. I remember Bill talking about how much he loved the album Parade. He said this a few years back nod


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yeah, what NinaB posted

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Yep, he sat a few rows behind me at the 1st September o2 show. I had front row at the back of the stage. Another unlikely 'celeb' I spotted at one of the o2 shows was Brian Burnett of Scottish weather forecasting fame . he walked past before the show. That was on 11th August when I was had a front row auction seat with celeb fan Puff Daddy at a table right in front of me.
lol lol lol
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Reply #18 posted 05/21/16 4:03pm

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I don't think anyone is an unlikely fan. Prince always wanted his music to uplift and inspire people. His musical style transcended genre, gender, religion, or anything else. It simply was. Anyone with ears is a viable candidate to be a fan.

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Reply #19 posted 05/21/16 4:57pm

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BillieBalloon said:

Bill Oddie. William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia

Just not someone you would expect. But it's very cool.

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Like some of the other here have attested, Bill has been a steadfast fan throughout the years. I saw him in the queue for one of the Roundhouse gigs in London back in 2014 - just the general public queue, no airs or graces about him.

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He also wrote a mini-review for one of the O2 gigs for the Telegraph in 2007:

Prince at the O2: Concert...an achieve

...and numbers SOTT as one of his 6 Best Albums:

http://www.express.co.uk/...Bill-Oddie

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Reply #20 posted 05/21/16 5:25pm

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Guitarhero said:

BillieBalloon said:

Bill Oddie. William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia Just not someone you would expect. But it's very cool. [Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]

I believe that one. I remember Bill talking about how much he loved the album Parade. He said this a few years back nod

[Edited 5/21/16 13:15pm]


I sat next to Bill at one of the parade shows in 1986.

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Reply #21 posted 05/21/16 9:18pm

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For me it was Rob Thomas

I'm a big matchbox 20 fan (distant second favorite) and I was surprised.

His song of the day for 2 weeks were Prince songs until he couldn't do it anymore because if he kept song of the day as Prince he'd never have another's work to post.
Trufax: My daddy told me the he and mom went to Purple Rain in a Seattle Theater. They were so moved by the movie that they went into the record store and bought the album immediately. They went home and conceived me.
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Reply #22 posted 05/21/16 10:59pm

Bluu

Gene Simmons of Kiss. Saw a clip where he gave much praise to Prince.

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Reply #23 posted 05/21/16 11:02pm

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I find it weird that not everyone is a Prince fan.

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Reply #24 posted 05/22/16 2:02am

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GirlBrother said:

I thought that David Icke was pretty out-there.


Icke admits to not being a music lover.

He loved Prince as a fellow celebrity conspiracy-theorist. Which, sadly, is what he was.

Icke was interviewed on the BBC just a few days ago. He confirmed once more that he believes the Queen is a giant lizard wearing a human disguise. I wonder if other recently-outed Prince fan Helen Mirren played her with that in mind.
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Reply #25 posted 05/22/16 2:10am

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BillieBalloon said:

Guitarhero said:



BillieBalloon said:


Bill Oddie. William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia Just not someone you would expect. But it's very cool. [Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]

I believe that one. I remember Bill talking about how much he loved the album Parade. He said this a few years back nod

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Sorry, what the others said. I wonder if he's an orger. Then again let's not go down the same road we went down with prince. Lol.
[Edited 5/21/16 13:24pm]


Just look for an orger always starting threads about Prince's doves.
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Reply #26 posted 05/22/16 2:36am

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McD said:

GirlBrother said:
I thought that David Icke was pretty out-there.
Icke admits to not being a music lover. He loved Prince as a fellow celebrity conspiracy-theorist. Which, sadly, is what he was. Icke was interviewed on the BBC just a few days ago. He confirmed once more that he believes the Queen is a giant lizard wearing a human disguise. I wonder if other recently-outed Prince fan Helen Mirren played her with that in mind.

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Reply #27 posted 05/22/16 3:03am

nonames

BillieBalloon said:

Bill Oddie.

William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Wikipedia

Just not someone you would expect.
But it's very cool.
[Edited 5/21/16 13:12pm]

What about Nick Clegg?
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Reply #28 posted 05/22/16 3:41am

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GirlBrother said:

I thought that David Icke was pretty out-there.

yeah but this thread isn't for general observations, you have to nominate a celeb not just make a comment tease

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Reply #29 posted 05/22/16 4:01am

vladimir

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi of the Vatican, and I say that as a practising Catholic Prince fan myself.

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