Friday, April 22, 2016

PRINCE (JUNE 7, 1958 – APRIL 21, 2016).

Good night sweet prince/ And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

So sad to bid farewell to one of the true originals in popular music. Prince shattered barriers, moved our asses on the dance floor with a zest and wit not seen before. I remember starting with the Controversy album, loving it. One day in the autumn of 1984 my Deadhead co-worker Marylou asked if I'd like to go with her to see The Little Purple One in concert outside Washington DC. Marti wasn't very much interested, so Marylou and I went together to see Prince & The Revolution at the Capital Centre in Landover MD. Prince was at the height of his Eighties success, driven in no small part by the then-new MTV. He rocked the house.

Twenty years later Prince & Beyonce killed at the 2004 Grammys.

In the summer of that year I saw Prince in concert again in Washington DC. A friend of a friend had access to $100 scalper tickets. Worth every penny!

Musicology Live 2004ever Tour
MCI Center
Washington DC

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Speech Intro
Let's Go Crazy
I Would Die 4 U
When Doves Cry
Baby I'm A Star
A Love Bizarre (Sheila E. cover) (Instrumental)
The Glamorous Life (Sheila E. cover) (Instrumental)
I Feel for You
What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong cover)
Sometimes It Snows In April

Solo guitar set
Little Red Corvette
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Alphabet St.
When Will We Be Paid (The Staple Singers cover)
17 Days
On The Couch
Raspberry Beret

Full Band Set (Cont'd)
Sign “☮” The Times
Pop Life
Let's Work
Lopsy Lu (Stanley Clarke cover)
U Got The Look
Life 'O' The Party
Soul Man (Sam & Dave cover)
Take Me With U

Call My Name
Purple Rain

Prince covers Radiohead at Coachella 2008.

We won't see his like again.