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Prince Memoir, ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ Brings To Life A Vision In One’s Mind | NPR WAMU 88.5

I’m a longtime Prince fan. I would listen to his raunchy songs with the sound turned down low so my parents couldn’t hear, because even before I understood a lot of the double entendre in his lyrics, I sensed they — and he — were naughty. And, of course, my parents confirmed. Once while driving in the car with my mom, Erotic City started playing on the radio. She reached over, snapped the radio off and said, “That Prince is just nasty.” And he was nasty. In a good way. Prince was also perspicacious and artistically brilliant and mischievous and […]

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The Book Of Prince | The New Yorker

Da Piepenbring, The New Yorker “We Bangles hovered around the cassette machine… and we were smitten with the song,” Bangle Susanna Hoffs says of first hearing Prince’s demo of “Manic Monday.” Virginia Turbett/Courtesy of The Prince Estate. Featured Image n January 29, 2016, Prince summoned me to his home, Paisley Park, to tell me about a book he wanted to write. He was looking for a collaborator. Paisley Park is in Chanhassen, Minnesota, about forty minutes southwest of Minneapolis. Prince treasured the privacy it afforded him. He once said, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, that Minnesota is “so cold […]

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Dig, If You Will, Some Never-Before-Seen Pictures Of Prince In ‘A Private View’ | NPR Afshin Shahidi misses Prince. "Nothing seemed impossible, everything was possible for him," he says. "And that's just the way he lived his life and the way he communicated and wanted us to live our life."

Afshin Shahidi misses Prince. “Nothing seemed impossible, everything was possible for him,” he says. “And that’s just the way he lived his life and the way he communicated and wanted us to live our life.”

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