by Kurt
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Prince died at age 57. I always thought he was one of the most underrated guitar players of all time. He reminded me of a Frank Zappa quote about "shut up and play your guitar".

He was also a great song writer and performer. And what sports fan will ever forget when he was playing Purple Rain during the Super Bowl half time show and it started raining?

57 is way too young. RIP Prince.
  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Wow this is the first of me seeing this. Been out all day. Speechless right now.
    Celebrities and notables come in deaths of three and this fulfills the trifecta this week
    Pearl Washington, Chyna, and now this
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  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    Doris Roberts, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Sorry to hear the news. He was a great musician/song writer & I love his solo at the end of Let's Go Crazy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
    How sad. I had just written a piece of news a few days ago when he got sick. It really did seem like he was going to manage and pull through.

    Life is an unpredictable journey. A scary one, for sure.

    RIP
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    I bet Prince and MJ are having one hell of a concert up there
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Darling Nikki was pretty funky also. Check out this version.

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  • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
    Prince was truly a legend..... He was talented in so many areas.... I loved his music....

    I've also watched Purple Rain over 100 times.... :-)

    My favorite story about Prince was from a friend...

    He went to see Prince when he was first "coming up" in New Orleans. He said Prince looked like he was on stage nude playing the guitar..... When he swung his guitar around, he had little thong on... Based on his "public persona," that didn't surprise me..... He was a very unique cat....

    He leaves a void in the music world that is impossible to fill.....

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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Loved the funk...


    <--RIP:-->

    -don
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  • Profile picture of the author Robscom
    So sad at this news. I've listened to Prince for so many years.
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  • Profile picture of the author joe golfer
    Sad news. Kurt's right - Prince's guitar skills were under-rated. Check out this solo.

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    • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
      Originally Posted by joe golfer View Post

      Sad news. Kurt's right - Prince's guitar skills were under-rated.
      No doubt!

      Prince is one of those guitarists who "rose to fame" in the 80's who was off the charts.... He was up there with George Lynch from Dokken. :-) They each had unique and very different styles.....
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    • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
      Originally Posted by joe golfer View Post

      Sad news. Kurt's right - Prince's guitar skills were under-rated. Check out this solo.

      Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- &quot;While My Guitar Gently Weeps&quot; - YouTube
      The story behind Prince's performance is incredible........ Read what happened here.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZZ2008
    Sad news indeed - RIP Prince
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator


    NASA tweets an image of "a purple nebula, in honor of Prince, who passed away today."
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    posted twice because problems with posts disappearing.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Google goes purple!

    https://www.google.com/

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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    The Eiffel Tower, The Empire State Building, Niagara Falls, & The Superdome are all purple.
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  • Profile picture of the author StephyHarmonIM
    Prince is Iconic to the 80's Era. He will be missed. I had my first kiss to Little Red Corvette. Don't even get me started on Doris Roberts and the end of American Idol.
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Three time Grammy winner, Maroon 5's Adam Levine jams with Train at Howard Stern's 60th birthday bash. Levine stole the show when he delivered this stirring rendition of Purple Rain.

    A fitting tribute...the solo begins at 3:43.


    Cheers

    -don
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Some may be surprised to hear this love song Prince wrote for The Time back in 1990. Yes, he wrote a bunch of tunes for other artists... Nope, this one does not compare to Levine's great performance above.


    Honey baby, you truly know it. You truly know it.
    You look good. Tryin' your best to show it.
    If I were you, I would. True love and affection.
    These are nice, so nice but when a money man walks in the room, girl, you look more than twice.
    You look once, you look twice. Can I rap to you sugar tonight?

    (chorus)
    Donald Trump (black version), maybe that's what you need.
    A man that fulfills your every wish, your every dream.
    Donald Trump (black version), come on take a chance.
    A 1990's love affair, the real romance.

    Honey baby, you are the finest. I have seen.
    And your disposition's so kind you're never mean.
    Girl, you're to good to be true. But last night when you were asleep, you slipped big time.
    I heard you. You said your favorite color was green.
    So guess what?

    (repeat chorus)

    Now look here baby. I ain't tryin' to be 90 proof.
    But a super strong woman. She needs a super strong dude.

    Sweet words of love are helpful.
    But what goes a lot farther than that?
    A hundred dollar dinner at Adriano's?
    A brand new coat or a brand new hat?
    Yes, I can do this!

    ... Donald Trump (black version), maybe that's what you need.
    Come on, come on take a chance.
    .... A man that fulfills your every wish, your every dream.
    I can fill your every dream, baby.
    .... Donald Trump (black version), come on take a chance.
    You and me, baby... and me!
    .... A 1990's love affair.
    So many things.
    ... The real romance.
    So many things.

    .... Diamonds and pearls.
    I wanna buy you things.
    .... (Oooooh, I can hear you talkin' to me baby)
    .... Maybe that's what you need.
    'cause I want all the other girls to bug.
    .... A man that fulfills your every wish.
    My name is Morris, baby.
    .... Your every dream.
    And I dig you. And when I dig somebody.
    .... Donald Trump (black version).
    They stay dug.
    .... Come on take a chance.
    They stay dug baby.
    .... A 1990's love affair, the real romance.

    I..., I..., I..., I got what you need baby.
    Come on baby, come on take a chance.
    Yup, it's for real.

    Cheers

    -don
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
    this year so far has been bad for some of my fave musicians leaving us. Prince was very special and the news of his death shocked and saddened me -
    I have been listening to Purple Rain almost daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
    Another song written by Prince......

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  • Profile picture of the author joe golfer
    Woah, this is worth a listen. 2000 choir members in Toronto sing When Doves Cry. Stay for the ending. Very cool.

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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Prince, MJ, and this guy below were not before their time or after they were just...I do not even know what to place there....magic.

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