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Reply #30 posted 07/20/21 7:11pm

Milty2

TrivialPursuit said:

nelcp777 said:

Does anyone know if he had kept that guitar?


I don't remember, off hand, seeing it in the police photos of Paisley Park. But that doesn't mean it wasn't somewhere else.

I don't think it's in the Paisley Park Guitar book either.

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Reply #31 posted 07/21/21 4:51pm

nelcp777

Milty2 said:

TrivialPursuit said:


I don't remember, off hand, seeing it in the police photos of Paisley Park. But that doesn't mean it wasn't somewhere else.

I don't think it's in the Paisley Park Guitar book either.

Thanks to each of you for your input. That would be a nice item to put on display at PP.

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Reply #32 posted 07/22/21 1:30am

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Milty2 said:

TrivialPursuit said:


I don't remember, off hand, seeing it in the police photos of Paisley Park. But that doesn't mean it wasn't somewhere else.

I don't think it's in the Paisley Park Guitar book either.

I think Andre said in interviews of the last couple of years that he still has that VOX guitar (it was kind of like a joint owned/shared thing)

Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #33 posted 07/23/21 7:21am

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KeithyT said:

Milty2 said:

I don't think it's in the Paisley Park Guitar book either.

I think Andre said in interviews of the last couple of years that he still has that VOX guitar (it was kind of like a joint owned/shared thing)

Makes sense. I imagine this was when he was living with Andre and the sister on the keys.

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Reply #34 posted 07/23/21 7:36pm

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This is not acurrate to the statement (in Reflection) that they'd "compare whose afro was the roundest" cuz our boy Skipper would get beat like a drum in these photos.

Until I find the righteous one...
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Reply #35 posted 07/26/21 9:18am

AZStreet

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Footage from the event:

https://collections.mnhs....n=10536910


You can kinda see the band from 0:23-0:34. Anybody know the song they are playing?

Does this make it the earliest known footage of Prince?
"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #36 posted 07/26/21 11:03am

Milty2

AZStreet said:

Footage from the event: https://collections.mnhs....n=10536910 You can kinda see the band from 0:23-0:34. Anybody know the song they are playing? Does this make it the earliest known footage of Prince?

Awesome find. Well done!

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Reply #37 posted 07/26/21 11:27am

AZStreet

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Milty2 said:

AZStreet said:

Footage from the event: https://collections.mnhs....n=10536910 You can kinda see the band from 0:23-0:34. Anybody know the song they are playing? Does this make it the earliest known footage of Prince?

Awesome find. Well done!

Right it is! He is 16 here.

Just wow. Lovely to hear his voice even for a few seconds.

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #38 posted 07/26/21 8:43pm

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That's amazing to find footage of such a random, early event in his life.

[Edited 7/26/21 20:43pm]

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Reply #39 posted 07/27/21 8:24am

AZStreet

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AZStreet said:

Footage from the event:

https://collections.mnhs....n=10536910


You can kinda see the band from 0:23-0:34. Anybody know the song they are playing?

Does this make it the earliest known footage of Prince?



The song they were singing was Wildflower by New Birth


Terry Jackson said on FB that he believes it is him singing in the clip.
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"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #40 posted 07/27/21 11:20am

Cinny

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

He kept his shape a long time, I'd know that back sillhuette anywhere.


Ahem, he's only 15 or 16 there. eek

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Reply #41 posted 07/27/21 3:16pm

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The pics and video are amazing!!! Thank you to everyone involved in digging these up and sharing them here. biggrin

I can't help but wonder if there is more footage of this performance out there somewhere...

"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #42 posted 07/27/21 9:20pm

TrivialPursuit

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Cinny said:

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

He kept his shape a long time, I'd know that back sillhuette anywhere.


Ahem, he's only 15 or 16 there. eek


And in a mere decade, he'd be the biggest fucking star on the planet, arguably bigger than Michael Jackson at that moment.

It's mind blowing to see this. His voice just isn't much different near the end of his life than it is in this video.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #43 posted 07/28/21 1:18am

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I know it is just a small view into that era but I really like that the photos show an area that is not splattered with adverts and corporate signs.

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Reply #44 posted 07/28/21 7:49am

AZStreet

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TrivialPursuit said:

Cinny said:


Ahem, he's only 15 or 16 there. eek


And in a mere decade, he'd be the biggest fucking star on the planet, arguably bigger than Michael Jackson at that moment.

It's mind blowing to see this. His voice just isn't much different near the end of his life than it is in this video.



Terry Jackson on FB said he believes it was his voice, not Prince's, in this video

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #45 posted 08/17/21 3:14pm

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laytonian said:

Bernadette Anderson was on the board of the Ruth Hawkins YWCA at that time so when there was to be a demolition ceremony with the mayr and uppy-ups, she enlisted her son and his bandmates to perform.
For years, these photos were "lost" because the band was identified only as "The Ruth Hawkins Band" (from the name of the YWCA building). Big kudos to whomever unearthed them.

I haven't been able to determine the exact date of this event but it was obviously summer in Minneapolis, so Prince was either 15 or 16.
I've been wondering who the woman is who seems to be talking to P. It's not Linda Anderson (sitting at the keyboard) and it's obviously not Bernadette. Since Morris is at the drumgs, is it possible we're seeing Morris Day's mother here? She did some management of Grand Central for awhile and was described as a hottie.
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[Edited 7/4/21 17:33pm]

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Reply #46 posted 08/17/21 3:16pm

Astasheiks

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laytonian said:

Bernadette Anderson was on the board of the Ruth Hawkins YWCA at that time so when there was to be a demolition ceremony with the mayr and uppy-ups, she enlisted her son and his bandmates to perform.
For years, these photos were "lost" because the band was identified only as "The Ruth Hawkins Band" (from the name of the YWCA building). Big kudos to whomever unearthed them.

I haven't been able to determine the exact date of this event but it was obviously summer in Minneapolis, so Prince was either 15 or 16.
I've been wondering who the woman is who seems to be talking to P. It's not Linda Anderson (sitting at the keyboard) and it's obviously not Bernadette. Since Morris is at the drumgs, is it possible we're seeing Morris Day's mother here? She did some management of Grand Central for awhile and was described as a hottie.
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[Edited 7/4/21 8:54am]

[Edited 7/4/21 17:33pm]

That Amp P is using! Pre-Historic and Obsolete! razz biggrin

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Reply #47 posted 08/23/21 3:42pm

kingricefan

What a great find!!! Indeed this is probably the earliest footage of Prince performing!

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Reply #48 posted 08/25/21 4:25am

udo

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Milty2 said:

If you look closely at the crowd photo, there is a film camera just on the edge of the photo. Film possibly does exist of this.

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Puhlease contact me if you have this video.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #49 posted 08/25/21 4:29am

udo

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AZStreet said:

Footage from the event: https://collections.mnhs....n=10536910 You can kinda see the band from 0:23-0:34. Anybody know the song they are playing? Does this make it the earliest known footage of Prince?

.

Thanks!
This thread makes me anxious for more info on these pfics, video, etc.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #50 posted 08/25/21 12:41pm

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udo said:

Milty2 said:

If you look closely at the crowd photo, there is a film camera just on the edge of the photo. Film possibly does exist of this.

.

Puhlease contact me if you have this video.

True That. Right On!

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