|Box office||$70.3 million|
|Producer(s)||Prince and the Revolution|
|Prince and the Revolution singles chronology|
|“Let’s Go Crazy” (1984) “Purple Rain” (1984) “I Would Die 4 U” (1984)|
|Members||Matt Fink Bobby Z. Lisa Coleman Brown Mark Wendy Melvoin|
|Past members||Prince (deceased) Dez Dickerson André Cymone Gayle Chapman Miko Weaver Eric Leeds Atlanta Bliss Susannah Melvoin Jerome Benton Wally Safford Greg Brooks|
Clarence Williams III
Clarence Williams III, the US actor who played Prince’s father in Purple Rain and also starred in 1960s show The Mod Squad, has died at the age of 81. Prince’s estate paid tribute to him for his “gripping performance” as Prince’s abusive dad in the singer’s 1984 film.Jun 7, 2021
John Nelson, a jazz pianist who performed with the Prince Rogers Trio, died in 2001 at age 85. He co-wrote some songs with Prince, including “Computer Blue” from “Purple Rain.” … “Our dad wrote and composed many songs, but they were never recorded until now.
The small Minnesota town about 45 minutes south of the metro is where the famous “that ain’t Lake Minnetonka” scene was filmed for the movie ‘Purple Rain. ‘ Cinematographer Joel King is the man who spearheaded this project. He worked with Prince on the movie ‘Graffiti Bridge.
Prince Rogers Nelson
So begins the description of Prince’s nemesis, Morris Day, in the screenplay for Purple Rain.
|Doctor Fink||Keyboardist||Revolution keyboardist|
|Rosie Gaines||vocalist and organist||NPG member|
|Elisa Fiorillo||singer||Backup vocals for Batman and Graffiti Bridge.|
|Mayte Garcia||vocalist||Ex-wife and former band member, providing backing vocals and stage dancing.|
When asked to leave the music room and play a winter dance, he performed songs “consisting entirely of four-letter words”. From an early age, Prince was eagerly on the lookout for mentors, and found one in Pepe Willie, a local musician who was dating Prince’s cousin.
Patti Smith covered “When Doves Cry” on her compilation album, Land (1975–2002).
Mattie and John’s divorce was finalized in 1969, when Prince was 10. … He struggled to normalize relations with both parents, although things were more settled by the time John died in 2001, and Mattie passed the following year after a long illness, having spent 15 years living in a house bought by her son.
The Super Bowl XLI halftime show took place on February 4, 2007 at the Dolphin Stadium in Miami Florida as part of Super Bowl XLI. It starred Prince.
Prince and the Revolution won a 1984 Grammy Award for Purple Rain, for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, the four composers (Nelson, Coleman, Prince, and Melvoin) won Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, and the album was nominated for Album of the Year.
Prince’s achievements include seven Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, an Oscar for best original song score for the movie Purple Rain. He was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Elton Hercules John
Pink, also spelled P! nk, byname of Alecia Beth Moore, (born September 8, 1979, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S.), American singer and songwriter who was known for her rock-influenced pop songs, powerful voice, and gymnastics-filled concerts. Moore’s parents divorced when she was a child.
48 years (1963–2012)
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