RIP Prince

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Remco
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RIP Prince -
21 April 2016, at 21:37
"A musical genius has passed away. Rest in peace. You will be missed by many, including me." - Armin van Buuren

I couldn't agree more.

From the early 80s till the late 90s, I've been a huge fan of him. I collected all his albums, also all his singles, have many bootlegs and limited editions, went to his concert 5 times, even twice from the same tour. The last 10-20 years I hadn't paid much attention to him anymore, but this still came in as a shock, although I already read his health wasn't too good. He had the flu a lot and went in and out and in the hospital again. His last period he went more 'underground' what suits him, because he was a true music lover. Of course, the money was good, but his first reason was the love for music. He loved the small afterparties for a small crowd the most, even played as a street artist in Amsterdam once, while he was at his top of popularity.

Anyway, my adoration wasn't anymore the way it was about 20 years ago, but I still had deep respect for what he has meant for music. And so I hope he will rest in peace and he will never be forgotten!

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# 22 April 2016, at 12:13
Yes, this is really sad news...i wasn't a very big fan of him, but he was an important figure and a true legend in music...may he rest in peace.
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# 22 April 2016, at 14:17
Originally posted by Seneca
Yes, this is really sad news...i wasn't a very big fan of him, but he was an important figure and a true legend in music...may he rest in peace.

Absolutely. During the 80s we had the 3 big stars, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. But musically, Prince was by far the best. A musical genius! He really knows how to play every single instrument, except for the hobo, cz he doesn't like the sound of it. His concert were always a big joy. Of course it was rehearsed, but it didn't show. It was like everything was done spontaniously and improvised. Unfortunately I've never been at his afterparties, those appeared to be the best. Great jamsessions, no bounderies, just making music and have fun. Those were lasting for hours and hours. I do have some bootleg CDs from those sessions, it's amazing!

This morning at work I heard his live version of Nothing Compares 2 U again, that he wrote for Sinead O'Conner. I had goosebumps all over and I was nearly crying.

For the vid of that one:
http://dai.ly/x3hzg87
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# 24 April 2016, at 00:59
Yeah, I saw a friend's message online as soon as I got home and I was like NO KIDDING, REALLY?? :( I wore purple in his honor today. May the man rest in peace.