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Thread started 05/24/16 2:37pm

kristy

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What's your prince year?

What year did you say yep iam really into this man named prince? Not just when you first heard or saw him but, said i think iam a life long listener. Well prince music always been around me thanks to my dad so it's kinda hard for me, prince just always been in the house
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Reply #1 posted 05/24/16 2:40pm

Guitarhero

1980, my sister was a fan. She then bought Dirty Mind. My famdom started that day biggrin guitar I heard the Prince album from 79 and loved I Wanna Be Your Lover. But it started for me with Dirty Mind album.

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Reply #2 posted 05/24/16 2:44pm

tollyc

kristy said:

What year did you say yep iam really into this man named prince? Not just when you first heard or saw him but, said i think iam a life long listener. Well prince music always been around me thanks to my dad so it's kinda hard for me, prince just always been in the house

1984 Summer Hysteria that was called Purple Rain.

I was 7 years old.

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Reply #3 posted 05/24/16 2:46pm

avajane

2007 is when I became a fan after the Superbowl. It's not the first time I heard of him at all, but 2007 was the year I really discovered him and his music. I believe my earliest memory was hearing the 1999 song in 1999 because of the fear of the year 2000. They were playing it all the time
Love is God,
God is Love
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Reply #4 posted 05/24/16 2:48pm

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1979 was cool because it was my intro, but I have to agree with 1984. That was just an unbelievable time.

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Reply #5 posted 05/24/16 2:50pm

Krystalkisses

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1993

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Reply #6 posted 05/24/16 3:08pm

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2014
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Reply #7 posted 05/24/16 3:13pm

maplesyrupnjam

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1986

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Reply #8 posted 05/24/16 3:14pm

Camille2016

1991

My first P experience was Diamonds and Pearls on release, and never looked back. Starting with that album I bought the back catalogue and any associated stuff.

I come from a mostly hard rock background, but the UTTER GENIUS of albums like Sign O' The Times and tracks like I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend just made me go eek

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Reply #9 posted 05/24/16 3:27pm

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1983. Just prior to my 14th birthday.

I heard Little Red Corvette on the radio here in the U.K and I was hooked. Got the 1999 album for my 14th birthday that year and there began 33 years of buying every new Prince album that became available. I'd love to say that back in '83 I knew that Prince was about to explode and become a worldwide sensation and pretty much be the star of the 80's, but the truth is I had no idea. I just knew I loved his music.

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Reply #10 posted 05/24/16 3:33pm

DarlingKris

2006

Forever In My Life, forever in my heart. I love you Prince Rogers Nelson heart
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Reply #11 posted 05/24/16 3:55pm

KoolEaze

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1984.

That summer of 1984.

When Doves Cry.

17 Days.

Purple Rain.

And then 1985......Raspberry Beret, Paisley Park....I still remember listening to those songs and how it felt to listen to them back then.

I lost interest in Prince´s music when I got very involved in the Hip Hop scene around the same time. The reason for that is that I found Prince too "pop", less funk, less RnB, less electronic than in 1983-1985 , and Parade and all that followed was music that I still liked but I lost track for a couple of years until a friend of mine who is a hardcore fan made a mixtape for me that got me hooked again.

I despised the Batman era but really liked the SOTT era, and while I liked Lovesexy, it took me a couple of years to fully appreciate it.

Still have that tape that I got from my friend.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #12 posted 05/24/16 4:32pm

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All started in 1979(was 11)but was obsessed since 1984 biggrin
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Reply #13 posted 05/24/16 5:22pm

mtlfan

1993, I was 11, my older brothers were heavy into Lovesymbol. I definitely knew WDC already, but couldn't connect the dots. 2001 my interest reached critical mass, the tipping point where I started collecting Prince albums. 2004, caught the Musicology tour in TO, started lurking on the Org thereafter.

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Reply #14 posted 05/24/16 5:26pm

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The early 80s for me before the Purple Rain fans came onboard.
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Reply #15 posted 05/24/16 5:26pm

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Oh geez, that was a loooong time ago... lol 1982, I think.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #16 posted 05/24/16 5:52pm

CalhounSq

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"Soft & Wet" was on the radio when I was HELLA YOUNG, I always liked the singles & he was like no one I'd ever seen before - I dug him as a kid! 1999 was my first secret purchase but I'd say his hooks were firmly in me in with Controversy in 1981. I had to sneak listens of my sisters copy, Do Me Baby could only be played at a whisper falloff So I was already nuts by the time PR hit (I was 13), & I started collecting as much as my allowance would let me, & was very proud of my tiny back-catalogue lol
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #17 posted 05/24/16 6:04pm

joeycocopuffs

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2014

i stayed quiet this whole time..

http://castijes.tumblr.com/

I draw fanarts n' shit..
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Reply #18 posted 05/24/16 6:11pm

nursev

1981

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Reply #19 posted 05/24/16 6:14pm

kristy

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CalhounSq said:

"Soft & Wet" was on the radio when I was HELLA YOUNG, I always liked the singles & he was like no one I'd ever seen before - I dug him as a kid! 1999 was my first secret purchase but I'd say his hooks were firmly in me in with Controversy in 1981. I had to sneak listens of my sisters copy, Do Me Baby could only be played at a whisper falloff So I was already nuts by the time PR hit (I was 13), & I started collecting as much as my allowance would let me, & was very proud of my tiny back-catalogue lol



Lol at do me baby being only played at a whisper lol
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Reply #20 posted 05/24/16 6:21pm

ambercat123

1983 - I bought 1999 after seeing him on Solid Gold and never looked back.
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Reply #21 posted 05/24/16 6:33pm

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1981. Controversy was a big radio hit along with Cool (my theme song at the time). When I found out they were basically by the same person as I was hooked for life.
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Reply #22 posted 05/24/16 6:39pm

DoItAllNight4U

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2010

Will be my 6th anniversary in late June wink

......As if that were impressive lol falloff

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Reply #23 posted 05/24/16 6:52pm

airth

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This is obviously a competition, so I'll say 1957 when Prince was conceived.

Or 1984, about a year after hearing either 1999 or Little Red Corvette. (I wonder which one I heard first.) By the end of 84, I was all in, though I still hadn't managed to track down a copy of For You, which I don't think was released until later.

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Reply #24 posted 05/24/16 7:23pm

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kristy said:

CalhounSq said:
"Soft & Wet" was on the radio when I was HELLA YOUNG, I always liked the singles & he was like no one I'd ever seen before - I dug him as a kid! 1999 was my first secret purchase but I'd say his hooks were firmly in me in with Controversy in 1981. I had to sneak listens of my sisters copy, Do Me Baby could only be played at a whisper falloff So I was already nuts by the time PR hit (I was 13), & I started collecting as much as my allowance would let me, & was very proud of my tiny back-catalogue lol
Lol at do me baby being only played at a whisper lol

I would have been in soooo much trouble!! lol My parents wouldn't let my sis put the poster up from that album falloff & they straight laughed at me when I BEGGED to go to the PR concert hammer

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #25 posted 05/24/16 7:33pm

morningsong

There was a long courtship, started dating in '78, got exclusive in '80, got engaged in '81, made a life commitment by '82, had a couple of breakups, went our separate ways, but they never lasted long, I always came back, gave up trying to leave by '98, he could do whatever he wanted after that I didn't care I knew I was here to stay.

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Reply #26 posted 05/24/16 7:41pm

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1981
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

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I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #27 posted 05/24/16 8:19pm

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1984 when I bought the 45 for "Let's go crazy" although I do remember hearing "Little red Corvette" and "1999" 0n the radio in 1983.

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #28 posted 05/24/16 8:26pm

Goddess4Real

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1983 was a great year, I went to my first concert David Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour in Sydney razz and discovered Prince, The Time and Vanity 6 music

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #29 posted 05/24/16 8:30pm

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Hmmmmm, it's hard to pinpoint a particular year but I remember my dad listening to Musicology alot when I was a wee youngling. It wasn't until I got my own iPod in 2007 and loaded some Prince tunes on it myself that I started to dig him more. boogie fallinluv

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