Adeli’s Music Blog

Happy Birthday, Prince!

Posted in music by adeli on June 7, 2009

Today is Prince’s 51st birthday. Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, MN. He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone ranked Prince #28 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2008.

Prince is one of the most prolific musicians, composing all his music, along with music for other artist. Prince was responsible for helping several lovely ladies enter the music biz. All of Prince’s albums are written and, most often, entirely performed by him. He is also a very talented guitarist. Prince and his music don’t fit in any one genre, however he mixes elements of R&B, soul, funk, rock, blues, new wave, psychedelia, folk, jazz and into his compositions. He has recorded 30 albums, which include the soundtracks Purple Rain, Batman, Graffiti Bridge, and Parade.

Prince is complex and controversial. Most people have an opinion – positive or negative – about Prince: weirdo, perv, musical genius… Ok, so maybe he’s all three. Regardless, the man has been a true entertainer, musical poet, and innovator for 30 years.

“Pop Life” Life ain’t very funky unless it’s got that pop. Dig it!

Here are some other Prince classics:

Purple Rain

1999

Let’s Go Crazy

Alphabet Street

Pop Life

Diamonds and Pearls

When Doves Cry

Adore

Sexy M. F.

Gett Off

Take Me With U

Let me know your thoughts on Prince by making comments on this site. Be sure to join me in August for the 25th Anniversary of Purple Rain.

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  1. Sue said, on June 7, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Happy Birthday Prince! Still looking and sounding great after all these years! I was priveleged to have really good seats to see him and his crew in concert during the “Lovesexy” tour, so many years ago. One of the greatest concerts I’ve ever attended. Kisses to Prince, and may he continue to go on with his bad self forever!

  2. Kaamilya said, on June 28, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I caught this site too late!!! But I always wish Prince a Happy Birthday and many more!!! I have had the opportunity to see him in concert on a number of occasions and will continue!! I have been a fan of his since he started I will continue to “adore”you for another 30 years!!!

  3. […] years ago, eccentric superstar Prince created what many consider to be the greatest pop film soundtrack of all time. Purple Rain is an […]


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