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Old 04-21-2016, 12:19 PM   #21
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Always liked Prince - the guy truly was an artist and a genius.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:19 PM   #22
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Damnit. RIP legend.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:20 PM   #23
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Saw him live once in Calgary at the Jack Singer. He didn't play any of his hits, but still oozed with talent, just an unreal guitar player.

"Let's Go Crazy" was my favourite song and video in 1984 and 1985. Also loved Batdance, it seemed so ahead of its time, at the time.

He has a very deep catalouge of awesome songs, though the only things I listened to were 1994 and fefore. His "newer" stuff never caught my attention.

I thought he was meticulously healthy. Very surprising. RIP.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:20 PM   #24
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:22 PM   #25
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Man, this sucks.
Wasn't long ago we were talking about how awesome he was on SNL.

Happy I saw him in Vancouver a long long time ago.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #26
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#### off death. Another genius gone way too soon. R.I.P.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #27
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I've been watching CNN this morning and about an hour ago they reported that there is an ongoing death investigation at Prince's facility but they haven't yet confirmed who it was.

It sucks if it is in fact Prince who died.

Edit: CNN confirmed the death of Prince.

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Old 04-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #28
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The funny part in all of this is a whole bunch of young people who've never heard of him will be rushing to youtube or apple music to hear his songs and will be totally floored by the lack of pretty much anything online.

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Old 04-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #29
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The Mountain Goats Verified account ‏@mountain_goats 3m3 minutes ago In my lifetime, there's never been an artist like Prince: so fearless, so uncompromising, so devoted to his music. This loss is incaculable

George Benson Verified account ‏@GBguitar 5m5 minutes ago The news of Prince's passing is devastating from any way you look at it. He was my friend, my spiritual brother... http://fb.me/4HrHfOjZ3


XTC Verified account ‏@xtcfans 3m3 minutes ago Wow! Prince gone too....RIP.


Spike Lee Verified account ‏@SpikeLee 3m3 minutes ago I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor. https://www.instagram.com/p/BEeG0NhSqnD/


Lizz Winstead Verified account ‏@lizzwinstead 4m4 minutes ago
Hugs to my 80's Minneapolis pals. We were witness to history every Monday night. I hosted the auditions for Purple Rain @FirstAvenue #Prince


KATY PERRY Verified account ‏@katyperry
And just like that...the world lost a lot of magic Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much...


Gene Simmons Verified account ‏@genesimmons 6m6 minutes ago
PRINCE, sad to say, has passed on!!! He was a Giant. My deep condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:25 PM   #30
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Just stunned right now. I can't believe it. One of my all time favourites.

I saw him three times when he toured Canada a few years back and they were three of the most incredible shows I have ever seen. All completely unique. One of them he played like 8 encores. People just kept cheering and he kept coming back out.

Damn, I really can't believe this.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:26 PM   #31
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Damn. I'm not a huge fan of some of his work (but a huge fan of a good chunk of it) but he really was an Artist. So damn talented. RIP.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:27 PM   #32
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The opening to the long version of Let's Go Crazy:

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word life
It means forever and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here to tell you
There's something else
The after world
A world of never ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night
So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one, Dr. Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
'Cause in this life
Things are much harder than in the after world
In this life
You're on your own
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sitting in the office just gutted
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So glad I got to see him play a few years back. The guy was just crazy talented.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:29 PM   #35
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legendary musician, basketball player, and maker of pancakes. may he eternally bathe in the waters of the great Lake Minnetonka in the sky.
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And just like that...the world lost a lot of magic Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much...
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I still remember hearing years ago that he had written produced and played all of the instruments on an album in his teens. Not sure of the truth to that, but there's no denying the talent.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:29 PM   #38
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OMG, holy hell
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Ugh, brutal. It's really starting to feel like there is nothing good left from my childhood.
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Absolutely devastating news. A fantastic talent. This year is horrible for the music greats.
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