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Thursday, April 21, 2016

songbird loves the 80's: the doves are crying

I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain



The 80's...when music and TV blended, when MTV was all about the music, all about the video.

And Prince was so much a part of that.   

Hits like "Purple Rain", "1999", "When Doves Cry".  Hits like "Kiss", "Raspberry Beret", "Little Red Corvette".

He was splashy, he was showy, he was larger than life.

And when he ran into some difficulty with his record company, he replaced his name with an unpronounceable symbol, but everyone just referred to him as "the artist formerly known as Prince."

2016 has not been a good year for our music icons.

But this one was a shocker.  He was only 57, would have turned 58 in June.  Way too young.

Rest in Peace, Prince.

1 comment:

bookworm said...

I was shocked, too. If my post hadn't been written and posted, I would have found some way to squeeze "P" into the letter R (R day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge). Maybe Red Corvette? RIP? What a sad year for music. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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