Fans are marking the anniversary of US musician Prince's sudden death from an accidental drug overdose with visits to his Paisley Park home, which has been turned into a museum. Throughout his music career, Prince sold over more than 100 million albums worldwide.
Prince wanted a jazzier side band and ended up with the Family, which recorded one album. He claims they're not as aware of Prince's genius as they should be because Prince kept his music off streaming services and YouTube.
Landmarks around Minneapolis are being lighted in purple for two nights in tribute to Prince, while the Minnesota History Center is holding a special exhibit of Prince memorabilia. This year, she planned to be at First Avenue's dance party Saturday with her husband and 6-month-old son - in a Prince onesie. Sunday afternoon brings a kids dance party at First Avenue ("I Would Dance 4 U"), which is free for kids 17 and under. "It is up to us to continue his legacy", she said.
Target Field turned purple after the Minnesota Twins announced a Prince Night celebration, slated for June 16th. In 1988, the musician was seemingly at the height of his powers, a year after releasing the brilliant Sign o' The Times. Prince, of course, was born and raised in Minneapolis. They left out more heartbreaking fare like "Sometimes It Snows in April" and stuck to numerous most funked-up tunes, such as "DMSR", "Let's Work", "Erotic City" and "Controversy" along with the must-do hits, including "1999", "Let's Go Crazy", "Raspberry Beret" and "Purple Rain".
The T-shirts will be auctioned off at twinsbaseball.com to benefit Achieve Minneapolis for music grants in Minneapolis Public Schools. After the game, there will be a Prince-themed fireworks show that will hopefully include as much purple as possible. Parke remembers one particular all-nighter towards the end of his tenure when as dawn broke Prince pulled the blinds as if to pretend it was still dark. The grant is aimed at benefiting students with an interest in music.
Writer Thembisa S. Mshaka knows about Prince's quest for perfection.
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The only pharmaceutical bottles they found were labeled in the name of Prince's drummer, longtime friend and business associate, Kirk Johnson. So I told Andre I'd play drums. As Charlie tells it (NSFW-adult language), Prince was quite the basketball player.
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He last saw the performer at the Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore a year before his death - from the crowd, rather than the side of the stage as he used to - and said he wished he had taken his son backstage to meet the artist.
And as elusive as he was in life - grudgingly joining social media and rarely granting interviews - Prince's death has been equally shrouded in mystery. You can just picture it in your head. In the song, a grand slam is an entirely different thing, although it does involve going all the way around the bases in a non-baseball sense.
Prince's best-selling songs a year ago include "Purple Rain", with 621,000 downloads, followed by "Little Red Corvette", "Let's Go Crazy" and "Kiss".
Upstairs in The Loft, Housequake - a collective of the country's best funk, soul and blues musicians, will perform Prince's best-known hits and most loved fan favourites.