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Celebrities: In Memory Of: Prince Nelson Rogers (1958 – 2016)

First, you could say his name.  Then he was a sign.  Then you could say his name again.  When you say the name of the iconic and legendary singer / songwriter / musician Prince, the song “Purple Rain” is probably what comes to mind, although he was so much more than a one-hit-wonder.  He passed away at age 57 and he spent 50 years of his life in the entertainment business.  He wrote his first song at age 7 and by age 17 he had signed a recording contract with a prestigious company.

Here are a few more random facts about Prince. Feel free to add to this list.

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(1) He was an artist who continuously developed (as is evident by his 50-year career) but also an artist who developed and promoted other artists. (EX: Sinéad O’Connor, Sheila E.)

(2) No matter how successful he was because of “Purple Rain”, the movie and song by the same name, his neighbors would not stand for a purple house in their neighborhood.

(3) Prince designed clothes, in particular for women who performed with him; although he never had an official clothing line.

(4) Prince’s performance with Beyoncé on the 2004 Grammy Awards was a music-making history moment that “young B” (aka Beyoncé ) will never forget.

(5) Michael Jackson, Prince and James Brown performing at a 1983 James Brown concert, is a moment in music history nobody will forget!!

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