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On June 25, 1984.

Purple rain

On June 25, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released “Purple Rain”, the sixth Prince studio album, and the first with his band The Revolution. It was the soundtrack of the 1984 movie with the same title. It was recorded August 1983 – March 1984, at “First Avenue” in Minneapolis, “The Warehouse” in St. Louis Park,”Record Plant’ in Los Angeles, “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Prince and the Revolution. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Purple Rain” at number 70 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 1993 “Time” magazine ranked the album at number 15 on its list of “Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Purple Rain” was certified 13 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. In 1985, the album won two “Grammy Awards” for  “Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Special” and “Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group”.In 1985, ”Purple Rain” won an “Oscar” for “Best Original Song Score”.

Personnel:

  • Prince– lead vocals, various instruments
  • Wendy Melvoin– guitar and vocals
  • Lisa Coleman– keyboards and vocals
  • Matt Fink– keyboards
  • Brown Mark– bass
  • Bobby Z.– drums and percussion
  • Novi Novog– violin and viola
  • David Coleman – cello
  • Suzie Katayama – cello (
  • Apollonia– co-lead vocals
  • Jill Jones– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Prince except “Computer Blue” by Prince, John L. Nelson, Wendy & Lisa and Dr. Fink .

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Take Me With U
  3. The Beautiful Ones
  4. Computer Blue
  5. Darling nikki
  6. When Doves Cry
  7. I Would Die 4 U
  8. Baby I’m a Star
  9. Purple Rain
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On April 21, 2016.

Prince

On April 21, 2016,  Prince Roger Nelson died aged 57. He was singer, musician, composer, arranger, producer and actor,  one of the most successful and influential artists of the modern music. He recorded thirty-nine studio albums, four live albums, eight compilation albums, seventeen video albums, thirteen extended plays and one posthumous album. Prince won seven “Grammy Awards, six “American Music Awards”, a “Golden Globe Award”, and “Academy Award” for the 1984 film “Purple Rain”. In 2004, he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked him at number 27 on their list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.