Farewell to Prince

Disbelief at the death of Prince at the relatively young age of 57.

Prince was a musical genius, certainly one of the giants of this century – he wrote, sang, was a virtuoso of 2 dozen instruments, and played guitar at the level of Jimi Hendrix.

He could perform with everybody, or nobody, yet chose to mentor female musicians, introducing them by name in his shows.

I saw one of his shows, but wish I had gone to more.

For business reasons, he never allowed his catalog on YouTube, but there’s a few links from TV performances that indicate his brilliance and show him “bringing the funk”:

Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Perform ‘She’s Always In My Hair’
Prince Saturday Night Live Full Performance (2014)
Prince playing piano over ‘Summertime’ at Soundcheck, Koshien, Hyogo Prefecture (1990)
PRINCE BET Interview with Tavis Smiley(1998)
“Stand Back” – Stevie Nicks (writer/vocals) with Prince (synths/drum machine), inspired by Little Red Corvette

cnn.com: Prince’s vision for lifting up black youths: Get them to code, Prince’s Death: Latest News
W: Prince
Nicole Scherzinger sings Purple Rain Tribute
Mayte Garcia on the Prince you didn’t know

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