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Reply #30 posted 01/11/20 11:26am

dopedog

First took a bit of notice when in 1988 channel 4 in the UK broadcast ‘Purple Rain’, there was sod all on tv so at the start gave it a passing glance, then kind of got drawn in more and by the end i was pretty impressed. Then a few weeks later they broadcast a Lovesexy concert and I was floored by the whole thing. I then went out the following weekend and bought on cassette all the albums from ‘For You’ to ‘sign o’ the times, and got ‘Lovesexy’ and all the available VHS’s for Christmas. Then in around 1990 i started on the bootleg/unreleased collecting, and still have hundreds of tapes up in the attic! So anyway yeah around 1988 i took notice then became a huge fan pretty much straight after.
On a side note, for some reason up until i actually watched ‘Purple Rain’ i thought he was the creepiest pop star out there, remember watching the Brits in the early ‘80’s and he won the international artist award and i was shouting at the tv ‘oh God no he’s horrible!’. I was 11 at the time so please forgive me:)
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Reply #31 posted 01/11/20 12:06pm

iamafan

In 1984 I went to the movies to see something, I can’t remember what. Well that movie wasn’t playing, but Purple Rain was. Up to that point, I thought Prince was a band and I didn’t like the song 1999, so I thought I’d hate the movie. Instead I LOVED it and went back the next day to watch it again. Then I started buying posters, went to tons of concerts, etc.
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Reply #32 posted 01/11/20 12:50pm

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It happened around late 1979 through all of 1980, so I'll just say 40 years from this very minute! woot! music headbang worship party love love2

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #33 posted 01/11/20 2:05pm

PurpleColossus

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I've been a fan since 2003

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Reply #34 posted 01/11/20 2:59pm

MIInsane

Since the "1999" album. As much as I dug Prince then, I thought that Dez was the coolest dude on the planet.

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Reply #35 posted 01/11/20 3:29pm

Seahorsie

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Since 1979. Saw him sing "I Want to be Your Lover" on the Midnight Special TV show. Crazy...

Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
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Reply #36 posted 01/11/20 7:39pm

sro100

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MIInsane said:

Since the "1999" album.

Same. Hated "Little Red Corvette" hearing it on MPLS classic rock KQRS.

But then I heard "Let's Pretend We're Married" and I was hooked for life.

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Reply #37 posted 01/11/20 8:54pm

MIRvmn

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Since 1991 smile
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #38 posted 01/12/20 1:51am

purpledoda

Since LoveSexy yes

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Reply #39 posted 01/12/20 4:05am

RJOrion

MIInsane said:

Since the "1999" album. As much as I dug Prince then, I thought that Dez was the coolest dude on the planet.




same here, but i had thought that since the Dirty Mind tour
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Reply #40 posted 01/12/20 5:14am

leecaldon

First Prince purchase (Batdance), 1989, the week I turned 10.

After buying several albums and singles over the years, hardcore fandom started in early 1997 with Emancipation, aged 17.

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Reply #41 posted 01/12/20 5:58am

jn2

Since 1985.

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Reply #42 posted 01/12/20 8:06am

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RodeoSchro said:

I still have my original "Soft and Wet" bought when it was released but my major leap into Prince came in 1983.

Did you go to the Houston concert that came with the 1999 Deluxe set ?

" 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 #43 posted 01/12/20 8:16am

KoolEaze

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1984, after hearing When Doves Cry, which is still one of my favorite Prince songs of all time, or best song ever ,period.

Still liked him in 1985 when ATWIAD came out but he kind of lost me around 1988 or maybe even a bit earlier because I was way too deep into HipHop and the whole movement back then and Prince had become a huge pop phenomenon at that point. The Batman soundtrack and everything that came with that era turned me off even more until a friend of mine made me a couple of mixtapes that contained rare songs and bootleg material, and I was hooked again and appreciated his late 80s stuff, too. But it still took me an eternity to appreciate the Batman era and album.

So....fan since 84 but really hardcore fan since the early 90s. Basically after the Graffiti Bridge and Batman phase ended. wink

Still have those mixtapes and even my very first cassettes from 1984, and I remember seeing him on Solid Gold singing Little Red Corvette, which I also liked back then, at the age of 12.

" 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 #44 posted 01/12/20 11:13am

SoulAlive

since 1980.It's the Dirty Mind album that turned me into a fan.

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Reply #45 posted 01/12/20 12:43pm

ladygirl99

Officially since 1992 but heard his music as early as 1987 when I was 6 with songs from SOTT and the Time's Ice Cream Castle. What is weird I have no idea he sung You Got the Look when I heard it and that he had a huge hand with Ice Cream Castle until years later.

Prince is so amazing.

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Reply #46 posted 01/12/20 12:54pm

TKO

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6 years.

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Reply #47 posted 01/13/20 12:12am

grantevans

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Since 81
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Reply #48 posted 01/13/20 2:37am

andrewm7

IanRG said:

1979/80 - About as early as possible in Australia and this was only through after midnight music shows

^Man, I really miss those midnight music shows like "after dark" and "rock arena" where they would play those adults only videos like "Girls on Film" and Automatic lol

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Reply #49 posted 01/13/20 6:46am

sulls

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'84. WDC BLEW. ME. AWAY.

"I like to watch."
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Reply #50 posted 01/13/20 6:47am

drfeld

37ish years and counting

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Reply #51 posted 01/13/20 7:20am

tiara195

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Since 2009, it was the start of my senior year.

We could have big fun 💜
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Reply #52 posted 01/13/20 7:30am

soladeo1

I've been a fan since early 1983 when a babysitter let me watch MTV and I saw the LITTLE RED CORVETTE video... Totally rocked me! The mystery and magic and melody and urgency... Fromt that moment I was HOOKED.

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Reply #53 posted 01/13/20 11:01am

rlittler81

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Since 1994 after hearing ‘Letitgo’ on the radio. Became hardcore in early 1995 during the UK tour.
3121... Don't U Wanna Come?
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Reply #54 posted 01/13/20 11:08am

looby

I think it was the first time I heard International Lover.

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Reply #55 posted 01/13/20 9:24pm

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soladeo1 said:

I've been a fan since early 1983 when a babysitter let me watch MTV and I saw the LITTLE RED CORVETTE video... Totally rocked me! The mystery and magic and melody and urgency... Fromt that moment I was HOOKED.



Your babysitter rocks!

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Reply #56 posted 01/13/20 10:58pm

Dalia11

Since 1985, after watching the "Purple Rain" movie on VHS.
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Reply #57 posted 01/14/20 12:26am

dodger

Since 91 when as a 15 year old I saw the Gett Off video. Got the D&P album on cassette copy from a girl in school and hooked since then.

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Funnily enough I'd earlier really liked Chaka's I Feel For You and Sinead O'Connors Nothing Compares 2 U without knowing they were P songs

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Reply #58 posted 01/15/20 4:09am

leecaldon

dodger said:

Since 91 when as a 15 year old I saw the Gett Off video. Got the D&P album on cassette copy from a girl in school and hooked since then.

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Funnily enough I'd earlier really liked Chaka's I Feel For You and Sinead O'Connors Nothing Compares 2 U without knowing they were P songs

91 was the summer we got cable, and Gett Off was on heavy rotation on MTV. As a 12 year old, that video was a revelation biggrin

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Reply #59 posted 01/15/20 9:35am

roxy831

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Since 1982

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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