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How Prince Lost His Virginity at the ‘Schoolyard': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
As impossible as it is to believe, apparently Prince was once a virgin.
Morris Day Tells the Full Story of ‘Partyup': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince secretly wrote many songs for other artists. But his childhood friend Morris Day once wrote one for him – and then didn't like how it turned out.
Prince Strives to ‘Letitgo’ as Label Battle Rages: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Changing his name to an intentionally unpronounceable symbol wasn't enough to free Prince from his record contract. So he threw his own funeral.
Prince Deliberately Bucks Trends With ‘Thieves in the Temple': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince may have made a sequel to his hit film 'Purple Rain,' but the first single from 'Graffiti Bridge' made it clear he had no plans to repeat himself musically.
Prince Invites 30,000 Friends to the World’s Funkiest Soundcheck: 365 Prince Songs in a Ye…
It can be tough to get your sound levels right in the opening moments of a festival show. Luckily, Prince had just the right song for the occasion.
Prince Buries a True Treasure With ‘Beginning Endlessly': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
"Beginning Endlessly" was buried on a Prince album that wasn't even released in the United States. You should really track it down.
‘Days of Wild’ Heralds a Prince Renaissance: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince was always very clear that his 1993 name change wasn't an attempt to escape his record contract, but rather an opportunity for creative rebirth.
Prince’s ‘The Dance Electric’ Highlights His Competitive Brotherhood with Andre Cymone: 36…
Andre Cymone and his family welcomed Prince into their home at a young age. But like many brothers, their relationship could get quite competitive.
Of Course Prince Wrote a Song Called ‘Wonderful Ass': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Although he was quite capable of dazzling lyrical innuendo, with 'Wonderful Ass' Prince clearly decided to throw any sense of subtlety out the window.
Prince Fulfills Guitar Fanatic Fantasies with ‘The Undertaker': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince summoned the rhythm section from his New Power Generation band in the early hours of June 14, 1993 for what became an impromptu power-trio record.