Thursday, April 21, 2016
Iconic Musician, PRINCE Dies At 57
Iconic musician and "When Doves Cry" crooner, Prince dies at age 57.
According to TMZ, Prince was said to be hospitalized last week after his plane for was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. Released a few hours later, due to battling a bad case of the flu.
Prince's extensive career grew out of the music scene of his native Minneapolis, where he lived his entire life. His 1978 debut album For You and self-titled second LP, released in October 1979, kicked off an incredibly prolific run of albums that included 1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Sign O The Times and Batman, among others, throughout the 1980s at a clip of nearly one per year, evolving with each release.
His long list of hits included "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "Raspberry Beret," "Batdance" and "Kiss." In recent years, he also became known for stellar covers of unpredictable songs, ranging from Radiohead's "Creep" at Coachella in 2008 to Foo Fighters' "Best of You" at Super Bowl XLI.
May his soul rest in peace.