April 21, 2016

RIP Prince - Prince dead at 57

Sad news from Paisley Park in Minnesota as news of a death at Prince's mansion seems to have turned into confirmation that legendary musician Prince Rogers Nelson has passed away at 57.

Since first hearing of Prince in the early 80s up to his recent Piano and a Microphone tour, his music has been a welcome and inescapable part of my life. The magic that he brought to pop music is immense and his legacy will no doubt be felt for generations. He played in the pop genre but stretched its limits greatly, ultimately influencing a generation.

As some small tribute, I bring you a list of my personal favourite Prince tunes. Obviously, I cannot begin to scratch the surface of his greatness. Those looking for details of his life and accomplishments can head to Wikipedia.

"Little Red Corvette"
"When You Were Mine"
"Raspberry Beret"
"U Got The Look"
"Let's Go Crazy"
"Take Me With U"
"Darling Nikki" especially as interpreted by Foo Fighters
"When Doves Cry"
"I Would Die 4 U"
"Baby I'm A Star"
"Purple Rain"
"Nothing Compares 2 U" as recorded by Sinead O'Connor
"Erotic City"

Rest in peace Prince, and thank you for the music.

Pic from Rolling Stone.