|Dude, WTF is going on??!! 2016 is not even half way done and it's already turning into the worst year of famous artists and famous people leaving us...|
|Yep, 2015 was a horrible year for Star Trek fans, 2016 (starting with December 2015) is a horrible year for music fans|
|Oh dear :(|
|Damn. This year didn't fail to shock us in the worst way possible.|
|Less than a week ago he was still performing. Very, very sad.|
|I'm crumpled thinking about it. I'd heard and thought it was a joke but my stomach sank. So it had to have been real.
It's amazing how much vitriol there is from the idiot public who only know him from Purple Rain. The guy was a tiny monster of talent. An incredible musician and artist. Spiritual fellow too.
The Purple Yoda
"SOMETIMES IT SNOWS IN APRIL":
A fitting coda.
I'd been dreading this since the "likes" had started going up on my Facebook "purple Yoda" page.
Jesus. You would never have thought Prince. It was a flu. He's not very old. How sad. I hope he didn't refuse general treatment like Jim Henson
|PD: The Argentinian archive uploaded the full concert of Prince in Rock In Rio 1991. Check if it's in better quality than other sources.
|It was his Super Bowl performance which made me aware of the Super Bowl itself.|
|Will they just stop leaving us??
matt z wrote: I'm crumpled thinking about it. I'd heard and thought it was a joke but my stomach sank. So it had to have been real. It's amazing how much vitriol there is from the idiot public who only know him from Purple Rain. The guy was a tiny monster of talent. An incredible musician and artist. Spiritual fellow too. The Purple Yoda "SOMETIMES IT SNOWS IN APRIL": A fitting coda. I'd been dreading this since the "likes" had started going up on my Facebook "purple Yoda" page. Jesus. You would never have thought Prince. It was a flu. He's not very old. How sad. I hope he didn't refuse general treatment like Jim Henson
matt z wrote: Jesus. You would never have thought Prince. It was a flu. He's not very old. How sad.it wasn't 'flu. it appears he had the same "prescription painkiller addictions" that many film/rock stars suffer.
as for the list, I'd ty and be philosophical about it - if i can..
many of those i idolised or grew up watching/listening to (were 10-15 years older than myself) - they're now much older and it's generally accepted that those from the previous generation should "go first"
to coin a phrase - only two things in life are certain; death and taxes.
it'd be stupid to say that anyone under the age of 80 dies of "natural causes"
lifestyles and disease are the contributors to these "untimely" demises.
all that aside, it's quite a hurtful list, it scrapes away, trying to erase parts of our childhood, thank heavens for a reliable memory eh?
just look at the list (below) - apparently - "82 stars in four months (from christmas to date):
|The List: Christmas 2015 - April 2016 (FOUR MONTHS !!!)
Prince, 57, musician and singer
Merle Haggard, 79, country music icon
Andy Newman, 73, founding member of Thunderclap
Leandro Barber, 83, Grammy-winning saxophonist
Fife Dawg, 45, Tribe Called Quest rapper
Frank Sinatra Jnr, 72, American singer
Lee Andrews, 79, doo-wop singer
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, 81, composer
Keith Emerson, 71, prog-rock keyboard legend
Sir George Martin, 90, Beatles producer
John Chilton, 83, jazz musician
Denise Matthews, 57, singer known as Vanity
Dan Hicks, 74, singer-songwriter
Maurice White, 74, Earth, Wind & Fire founder
Paul Kantner, 74, Jefferson Airplane founder
Signe Toly Anderson, 74, Jefferson Airplane singer
Colin Vearncombe, 53, singer known as Black
Jimmy Bain, 68, Rainbow bass guitarist
Glenn Frey, 67, Eagles frontman
Dale Griffin, 67, Mott the Hoople drummer
Rene Angelil, 73, music producer and Celine Dion's husband
David Bowie, 69, English singer and musician
Pierre Boulez, 90, composer
Robert Satinwood, 81, Eric Clapton and Cream manager
Paul Bley, 83, jazz pianist
Brad Fuller, 62, Tetris music composer
Stevie Wright, 68, Easybeats Singer
William Guest, 74, Gladys Knight & The Pips
Marion James, 81, American blues singer
Natalie Cole, 65, American Grammy-winning singer
Lemmy, 70, English rock musician
Ken Howard, 71, veteran film and TV actor
Rita Gam, 88, actress
Barry Hines, 76, A Kestrel for a Knave author
Paul Daniels, 77, magician
Cliff Michelmore, 96, BBC presenter
Sylvia Anderson, 88, voice of Thunderbirds' Lady Penelope
Asa Briggs, 94, historian
Adrienne Corri, 85, British actress
Anita Brookner, 87, award-winning novelist
Ken Adam, 95, Dr Strangelove production designer
Michael White, 80, The Rocky Horror Picture Show producer
Nancy Reagan, 94, American First Lady
Pat Controy, 70, bestselling author
Tony Dyson, 68, British film prop designer who built the original Star Wars R2-D2 droid
Louise Plowright, 59, West End actress
Tony Warren, 79, Coronation Street creator
Frank Kelly, 77, Father Ted actor
George Kennedy, 91, Cool Hand Luke star
Tony Burton, 78, Rocky actor
Johnny Murphy, 71, The Commitments actor
Douglas Slocombe, 103, Indiana Jones cinematographer
Harper Lee, 89, author
Umberto Eco, 84, philosopher and novelist
George Gaynes, 98, Police Academy star
Margaret Forster, 77, Georgy Girl author
Daniel Gerson, 49, Monsters Inc and Big Hero 6 writer
Joe Alaskey, 63, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck vocalist
Frank Findlay, 89, British actor
Sir Terry Wogan, 77, Irish broadcaster
Abe Vigoda, 94, The Godfather actor
George Weidenfeld, 96, newspaper columnist
Ettore Scola, 84, Italian director
Dan Haggerty, 74, Grizzly Adams star
Alan Rickman, 69, English actor
Villas Zsigmond, 85, The Deer Hunter cinematographer
Wayne Rogers, 82, American actor
|I am beside myself .... And I'm so relived to be among those who " get it "
I just left a forum with a bunch of butt hurt Eagles fans whining over Glenn Frey's death not getting the Sam amount of coverage as Prince....
RIP Prince Roger Nelson
"Dearly beloved , we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life "
~ Prince ~
|A few weeks ago I thought "how good it is that Prince is still alive, at least we still have some legends who are still here". Fuck.
The results of yesterday's (Friday) autopsy are still not complete, so we don't yet know what killed him, but I think it might have been something which could have been prevented. And that makes it even more of a tragedy. Especially since, as far as we knew, the man lived a relatively healthy and safe lifestyle.
Just 57. He still had music in him.
Pretty soon we'll be making lists of legends who are still alive instead of those who have died.
|It cannot be emphasised enough how forward-thinking his music was, and what a talented musician he was. He was also a very good songwriter, for his songs and for others too. Some people still don't know that 'Manic Monday' was penned by him.|
|Costa , I totally agree...I have had my shock, my acceptance and surprisingly some tears ....same as with my beloved Starman...
Interestingly , the thing that made me start to cry was a cover of Adam Levine doing this cover of Purple Rain...I was totally prepared to not like it and instead it reduced me to tears, I think Adam did an excellent job, but that's just me...
Come back Prince....and bring Bowie and Freddie with you ....
Costa86 wrote: Some people still don't know that 'Manic Monday' was penned by him.Add to the list
- Nothing Compares 2 U (The Family which was himself, and later covered by Sinéad O'Connor)
- Love Bizzarre
- Love...Thy Will be Done (Martika)
|absolutely brilliant ....
|He was drug addict. wasn't he?|
ParisNair wrote:Not a lot of people know 'Love...Thy Will be Done'. It's a beautifully written song, and my favorite by Martika.Costa86 wrote: Some people still don't know that 'Manic Monday' was penned by him.Add to the list - Nothing Compares 2 U (The Family which was himself, and later covered by Sinéad O'Connor) - Love Bizzarre - Love...Thy Will be Done (Martika)
rocknrolllover wrote: He was drug addict. wasn't he?It's speculated that he or his wife (or both) messed around with mdma prior to the conception of Boy Gregory Nelson who died from Pfeiffer 's syndrome.
It's rare but more common in ecstacy users.
Aside from that he'd also allegedly taken LSD prior to making THE BLACK ALBUM *(partially released but pulled at the last minute, then re released later)
A message on the music video "Alphabet street" shows this kind of message (I forget it verbatim)
"Please don't buy the black album I didn't. .."
This alleged overdose (something my brother had heard: he knows Prince 's old guitar technician)
Might have stemmed from his refusal to go forward with a double hip replacement. (This goes back at least a decade ago)
It's possible he couldn't bear the pain and developed a high tolerance to it.
|I've been hearing all kinds of crazy shit about Prince's death. I think it's deeply disrespectful to speculate widely, regardless of the fact that he was a public person.
The latest thing I heard is that he was HIV positive, but stopped all treatment a couple of years ago, and ended up dying of full blown AIDS. I don't believe it, of course. You don't just drop dead in an elevator if you're dying of AIDS. And you don't die of the flu (some less intellectual folks are devising some questionable logic by proclaiming that, 'oh, yes, he died of the flu because he had the AIDZZZ and his imm... imm... immuno thingy system was shot') - you usually get pneumocystis pneumonia like Freddie. But there are various sources online which are repeating this rumour.
It's likely that he died of a drug overdose - I think this is not speculation so much as a reasonable assertion, but it's not a statement of fact. It's only once the autopsy and/or toxicology report is out that we'll know. But he certainly was messing around with pills for a long time.
|Kudos to Mary Parsons from examiner.com for actually explaining what HIV is: link.
It's unbelievable how much ignorance still exists regarding this disease. I wish she had mentioned that AIDS is practically unseen in the developed world nowadays, since HIV is managed by the cocktail drugs (HAART) - which she does make reference to - which keep the levels of HIV in the body down to undetectable levels (but it still manages to very craftily hide somewhere, which is why when you stop the drugs, it re-appears). Even if Prince had stopped said drugs, it's unlikely that he'd be prancing around on his bike a few days before suddenly succumbing to AIDS in a lift.
Can you imagine Freddie dying of AIDS suddenly, while in transit? "Freddie Mercury sadly succumbed to AIDS yesterday, while on his way to fellow bandmate John Deacon's birthday party. His last words are reported to have been "One dump, one turd, two tits, John Dea..."
|His brother in law has supposedly stated that he was up for six days straight.
My concern is a strange one. I consider the man a mentor; But my interest isn't salacious. It's for closure from a mind and gutted heart blow.
I look forward to seeing the cat any time he's nearby. I was awaiting his Tour to come around los Angeles.
I've seen him in concert .....me thinks 14 times. If you count his instrumental odyssey appearance at city walk universal city.
13 if not.
He's an incredible talent. A spirited man.
It's possible he overused pain medication and stayed awake until his system went into shock from sleep deprivation.
Whatever it is....I hope there's no indication of foul play. I love the little brother. The guy was a huge LIFE influence. I could carry on and cite song after song after obscure work after oscurer work (where much of his best work was relegated)
... But I won't.
|I hate to be the one who shits on someone's grave, but putting aside the fact that he was enormously talented, Prince was also incredibly difficult to work with. Not to mention that he also went to great lengths to ensure that nobody would upload a video of his live performances despite the low quality of the video. He was also known for suing his own fans for sharing bootlegs even when they were not making a profit from it, and sending cease and desist letters to fan sites for uploading photos of him. I remember once Howard Stern (who is a big Prince fan) bashing the guy for performing in the complete dark at a private event. Prince also ordered a mother to pull down from YouTube a video of her baby dancing to "Let's Go Crazy". While most artists would be honored to see someone (quite possibly a fan) sharing a personal viral moment to their music, Prince didn't find it amusing at all.|
|He was protecting the likeness and protecting his product from exploitation by stream shares. Good for him. He brokered better deals for himself and used his wits to outwit his failed contract with Warner brothers. (Going by the impronunceable LOVE SIGN until his WB contact expired)
The cease and desist work was to prevent his music from being exploited by others who'd gotten leaks/recorded paisley park performances etc
Some DID gain money from them. I believe the lawsuit about the dancing baby was to get attention. He was his own and sometimes only PR guy. For better or worse.
Mr.Jingles wrote:I was hooked to Martika's (short) discography a few years ago, and this was my favorite song as well - both the album and the extended version are great.ParisNair wrote:Not a lot of people know 'Love...Thy Will be Done'. It's a beautifully written song, and my favorite by Martika.Costa86 wrote: Some people still don't know that 'Manic Monday' was penned by him.Add to the list - Nothing Compares 2 U (The Family which was himself, and later covered by Sinéad O'Connor) - Love Bizzarre - Love...Thy Will be Done (Martika)
|He was gay|
rocknrolllover wrote: He was gayHe was very happy, yes indeed.
Holly2003 wrote:If that's the case, it was a LOOOOONG and boisterously wild gay affair with Prince being a woman.rocknrolllover wrote: He was gayHe was very happy, yes indeed.
I really doubt the man was gay. He came from a pretty neglected and isolated upbringing and saw music as his mentor and guide. He gave as much back to it.
Taking pages from little Richard, Jimi, James, George Clinton, Sly and others it was clear his style was part of a good representation to cope with his slight height. The guy wound up being the larger than life guy he wanted to be.
|Speakin of Little Richard: link|
|aww damn. I don't even wanna think that Little Richard could go soon....
EDIT ('cos i bumped into this link just seconds after i posted) : It seems he's dying he's in ill health
|Huge Prince fan here ..lim deeply saddened and in mourning, Bowie upset me and I shed a few tears .Freddie I'm still devastated over losing and now
The Purple One .
He did have hip surgery by the way , around 2010 or thereabouts I believe .
Prince had a long line of beautiful women in his life and many more who adored him, He was not gay, and what does that even matter anyway ?
Dude was a musical genius,a guitar god and a superb showman .
He had his own way of doing things that sometimes left his fans thinking wtf ? But that's another thing that endeared him to his fams ....not fans ,,,fams
His daddy named him Prince...he shoulda just went ahead and named him King ...
His name is Prince and he is funky...
RIP oh Purple Majesty