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MattUK

BBC Radio 2 Prince program tonight

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08m09gh

10pm tonight UK time.

Bound to be better than that C5 tripe earlier this week.

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Reply #1 posted 04/19/17 1:29am

MattUK

On 21 April 2016, the world of music lost one of its most brilliant creative forces, with the untimely death of Prince at the age of just 57. Radio 2 marks the first anniversary of his passing with this unique tribute.


Paul Sexton introduces the people that knew Prince best, including fellow artists, friends, band members, engineers and others who were part of his life and work. These are the confidants who knew the real man, and who vividly describe his upbringing, his humour, his superhuman energy, his moods and motivations.

Embellished with a soundtrack containing both classic hits, lesser-known tracks from his formidable album catalogue and rarities, 'Prince And Me' builds into a vibrant portrait of a remarkable human. Andre Cymone, who rarely speaks in detail about his childhood friend, recounts the teenage years when Prince moved in with his family and they shared bunk beds and formed their first band together.

The similarly private Susannah Melvoin, from the mid-1980s group The Family - one of Prince's first signings to his Paisley Park label - talks about her personal and professional relationship with him, and the group's original version of 'Nothing Compares 2 U.'

Beverley Knight recalls the thrill of performing with Prince at the famed aftershows during his epic 21-night residency at London's 02, and the even more surreal experience of being flown by him to sing at his private Oscars party in Hollywood.

His former UK publicist Alan Edwards remembers the night he and Prince went clubbing and ended up discussing Egyptology, and Suzanne Vega reveals why the Purple One sent her a hand-written letter about one of her songs. Plus contributions from biographer Matt Thorne, New Power Generation keyboard player Tommy Barbarella and more.

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Reply #2 posted 04/19/17 2:08am

MMJas

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I wonder if you can listen to it outside of the UK.

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Reply #3 posted 04/19/17 2:14am

jcurley

Is this Wednesday night? X
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Reply #4 posted 04/19/17 2:15am

jcurley

Is this Wednesday night?
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Reply #5 posted 04/19/17 2:51am

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jcurley said:

Is this Wednesday night?

yep

The second and third wave of the Spanish flu were far worse than the first wave.
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Reply #6 posted 04/19/17 2:53am

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MMJas said:

I wonder if you can listen to it outside of the UK.

You can listen to all BBC radio online from the UK so I imagine so. I shall be listening to it online on Thurs. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

The second and third wave of the Spanish flu were far worse than the first wave.
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Reply #7 posted 04/19/17 3:10am

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maplenpg said:

MMJas said:

I wonder if you can listen to it outside of the UK.

You can listen to all BBC radio online from the UK so I imagine so. I shall be listening to it online on Thurs. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

Thanks.

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