Prince

Prince

His royal badness.

Founded

June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Full Name

Prince Rogers Nelson

Date of Birth

June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Still Alive

Date of Death

April 21, 2016 in Chanhassen, Minnesota

His Royal Badness.
His Royal Badness.

About The artist

"No other artist of the rock & roll era compares to Prince. He was the rare combination of a visionary pop conceptualist and master musician who could capture the sounds he imagined, a quality that fueled his remarkable success in the 1980s."
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com

Did you know...

Prince gave away the song "Manic Monday," originally written for the band Apollonia 6, to The Bangles. According to Bangles drummer Debbi Peterson: "[Prince] really liked our first album. He liked the song 'Hero Takes a Fall', which is a great compliment, because we liked his music. He contacted us, and said, 'I've got a couple of songs for you. I'd like to know if you're interested,' and of course we were. One of the songs Prince brought to the group was 'Manic Monday', written under the pseudonym of Christopher."

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