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Prince #OnThisDay

On the 11th of October 1981, a mostly unknown performer, Prince, opened for rock legends The Rolling Stones at the LA Coliseum.

His first performance on this tour on the 9th had seen Prince booed off the stage with missiles hurled at him.

It took much persuasion to get the shaken and distraught Prince to reappear 2 days later on the 11th. His set got the same treatment which you can read more about here: That time Prince got booed off the Rolling Stones’ Stage

Prince (1958 – 2016) is now regarded as one of the greatest and influential musicians of his generation.

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  1. This got me remembering the first time I saw The Man Himself. It was 1982 – I was walking through my living room, to the kitchen, the telly was on, on the telly was….. a man, singing ‘Little Red Corvette’ and dancing across the stage.
    I stopped, and said, out loud – “Who is that?”. And that, was – Prince – The Man. This is the actual performance I saw….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0KpfrJE4zw

    I remember when the film of ‘Purple Rain’ came out, and I went to see it at the local cinema. At the end, someone I knew, who had been sitting a couple of rows in front of me, stood up, turned round and said “I don’t know what you see in him, Bernie – he’s just a dancing prick” I answered…. “Well, Rose what more do you want?”
    But he was, and is, a lot, lot more than his…….. dancing. That was just one of his many, many abilities.

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