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Reply #30 posted 05/17/19 11:13am

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"I'm so sad about the death of Prince, he was a true genius, and a huge inspiration for me, in a very real way....
In the the eighties, I was out on the road in a massive downward spiral with drink and drugs, I saw Purple Rain in a cinema in Canada, I had no idea who he was, it was like a bolt of lightning!...
In the middle of my depression, and the dreadful state of the music culture at that time it gave me hope, he was like a light in the darkness...
I went back to my hotel, and surrounded by empty beer cans, wrote Holy Mother....
I can't believe he's gone...."

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Reply #31 posted 05/18/19 12:07pm

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snip [see post #21] you already made your point in post #8 -of4$


As for tributes, I especially dislike Purple Rain ones. Musicians who want to honour Prince have the platform and opportunity to turn their fans on to his music. Yes, Purple Rain is probably his most recognised song but if they chose a lesser known one it may interest people to explore further in to his huge catalogue which I think would be more of a tribute.

IMO people need to lay off Purple Rain 'cause Prince was and is so much more than that and no one can do it justice.



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Reply #32 posted 05/18/19 6:36pm

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i thought he retired or something.

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Reply #33 posted 05/18/19 7:58pm

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Good story of how the movie Purple Rain inspired him. Will look up his cover performance of the song. Not familiar with his music but his very personal song, Tears in Heaven, always moves me when I hear it.
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #34 posted 05/19/19 1:21pm

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darlingnikkkki said:

Good story of how the movie Purple Rain inspired him. Will look up his cover performance of the song. Not familiar with his music but his very personal song, Tears in Heaven, always moves me when I hear it.

Watch the Bio/Docu Eric Clapton: My Life In Twelve Bars if you can - recently released on HBO. Great timeline of his incredible career going back to the early 60's. He knew Jimi, Aretha, and his best friend was George Harrison.


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Reply #35 posted 05/19/19 2:37pm

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violetcrush said:

darlingnikkkki said:

Good story of how the movie Purple Rain inspired him. Will look up his cover performance of the song. Not familiar with his music but his very personal song, Tears in Heaven, always moves me when I hear it.

Watch the Bio/Docu Eric Clapton: My Life In Twelve Bars if you can - recently released on HBO. Great timeline of his incredible career going back to the early 60's. He knew Jimi, Aretha, and his best friend was George Harrison.

some best friend, didn't one of them steal a wife from the other?

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Reply #36 posted 05/19/19 2:45pm

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lol

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Reply #37 posted 05/19/19 3:20pm

violetcrush

PeteSilas said:



violetcrush said:




darlingnikkkki said:


Good story of how the movie Purple Rain inspired him. Will look up his cover performance of the song. Not familiar with his music but his very personal song, Tears in Heaven, always moves me when I hear it.


Watch the Bio/Docu Eric Clapton: My Life In Twelve Bars if you can - recently released on HBO. Great timeline of his incredible career going back to the early 60's. He knew Jimi, Aretha, and his best friend was George Harrison.



some best friend, didn't one of them steal a wife from the other?


Well, yeah... Eric was madly in love with Patti Boyd, George’s wife, and he slept with her and later ended up marrying her. However,George cheated on her constantly during the marriage.
*
Hey, we got a couple of great songs from Eric out of that mess - Layla and You Look Wonderful Tonight. biggrin

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Reply #38 posted 05/21/19 1:07pm

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violetcrush said:

PeteSilas said:

some best friend, didn't one of them steal a wife from the other?

Well, yeah... Eric was madly in love with Patti Boyd, George’s wife, and he slept with her and later ended up marrying her. However,George cheated on her constantly during the marriage. * Hey, we got a couple of great songs from Eric out of that mess - Layla and You Look Wonderful Tonight. biggrin

Layla

Old Love

Bad Love

beLL bOTTOM bLUES

wONDERFUL tONIGHT

ALL DEDICATED TO THE SAME LADY

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Reply #39 posted 05/21/19 1:35pm

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Was it Patti Boyd's kid who died for inspiration?


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Reply #40 posted 05/21/19 1:38pm

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I did. I loved it so much that I had shred it on facebook prince

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Reply #41 posted 05/21/19 2:11pm

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Was it Patti Boyd's kid who died for inspiration?

i don't know but i had a buddy who used to cynically say he was milking the kids death and his girlfriend would order him to shuttup, and of course he would.
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Reply #42 posted 05/21/19 2:13pm

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You who want to talk further about Eric Clapton, please create a thread in Music and More about Eric Clapton.


Thank you.....

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

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Reply #43 posted 05/21/19 2:56pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

You who want to talk further about Eric Clapton, please create a thread in Music and More about Eric Clapton.


Thank you.....

Snip -of4$

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Reply #44 posted 05/21/19 3:45pm

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PeteSilas said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

You who want to talk further about Eric Clapton, please create a thread in Music and More about Eric Clapton.


Thank you.....

snip -of4$

see post #48

#7b If your actions make the Moderators' job more difficult, it hurts the community.


I'm a Clapton fan... start a thread ->Forums > Music: Non-Prince


#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
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Reply #45 posted 05/21/19 5:03pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

PeteSilas said:

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I'm a Clapton fan... start a thread ->Forums > Music: Non-Prince

Pete is just being passive aggressive..its the org way

lol it aint the estates fault you all devoured bootlegs and heard everything
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Reply #46 posted 05/21/19 6:45pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

PeteSilas said:

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I'm a Clapton fan... start a thread ->Forums > Music: Non-Prince

snip -of4$

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Reply #47 posted 05/21/19 7:59pm

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Reply #48 posted 05/21/19 9:19pm

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Reply #49 posted 05/22/19 5:43am

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Eric is going to sing Prince’s song in his own style. He was honoring Prince by covering the song - not trying to mimic him or copy his stage persona. Only Prince could perform it the best way, because it was his music and style that created it.
For Eric to try to copy that would be silly. He covered the song in his way to show how important Prince’s music was to him and to the world.
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Reply #50 posted 05/22/19 7:05am

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Reply #51 posted 05/22/19 10:13am

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violetcrush said:

Eric is going to sing Prince’s song in his own style. He was honoring Prince by covering the song - not trying to mimic him or copy his stage persona. Only Prince could perform it the best way, because it was his music and style that created it. For Eric to try to copy that would be silly. He covered the song in his way to show how important Prince’s music was to him and to the world.

cool

lol it aint the estates fault you all devoured bootlegs and heard everything
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Reply #52 posted 05/22/19 10:39am

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Reply #53 posted 05/22/19 6:36pm

violetcrush

rdhull said:



violetcrush said:


Eric is going to sing Prince’s song in his own style. He was honoring Prince by covering the song - not trying to mimic him or copy his stage persona. Only Prince could perform it the best way, because it was his music and style that created it. For Eric to try to copy that would be silly. He covered the song in his way to show how important Prince’s music was to him and to the world.

cool


A cool smiley from an Org veteran. Finally, post approval! Well that made my day smile
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Reply #54 posted 05/22/19 6:57pm

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rdhull said:

cool

A cool smiley from an Org veteran. Finally, post approval! Well that made my day smile

Well, you finally got it right. Took ya long enough lol (j/k).

lol it aint the estates fault you all devoured bootlegs and heard everything
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Reply #55 posted 05/22/19 7:13pm

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rdhull said:



violetcrush said:


rdhull said:


cool



A cool smiley from an Org veteran. Finally, post approval! Well that made my day smile

Well, you finally got it right. Took ya long enough lol (j/k).


confused biggrin
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Reply #56 posted 05/22/19 9:38pm

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thebanishedone said:

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Thanks! eek eek

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Reply #57 posted 05/23/19 7:30pm

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sorry... this version was not good...

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Reply #58 posted 05/23/19 10:17pm

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keep it on topic

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Reply #59 posted 06/13/19 5:37am

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"Prince is a reincarnation of all the best in music. Just what the world needs now...a very controversial figure and an absolute musical genius."

- Eric Clapton

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