You showed the world it’s okay to be weird. You challenged the record industry and for that, so many artists owe you thanks. You were one of the greatest guitar players — ever. Maybe the best. You were cool. You were one of the people in Minneapolis. You supported high school sports, you were at women’s basketball games. You loved Minneapolis and they loved you. You rocked the Super Bowl — in the rain. You were a genius, a kind and loving man. I’ll miss you.
A reporter once asked Eric Clapton “how does it feel to be the greatest guitar player ever”? Eric answered, “I don’t know. Ask Prince”.
Todd Urbanski says
As a Minnesotan and as a Minnesotan who came of age as Prince was just starting out, I probably took him for granted. Purple Rain and 1999 are two of my favorite albums of all time! I never got to see him perform live…
I always thought he would always be here, playing his pop up concerts at Paisley or playing his hometown in one of the larger arenas. This guy was so into his thing…that you just thought some day you could walk into the local jazz club and see him performing into his 70’s, 80’s or even 90’s.
We know the sound that Doves make when they cry now.
Last night thousands of people took to the streets of Minneapolis, from what I’ve heard, it was a beautiful thing. People sharing stories, singing out loud, smiling, crying and enjoying what we have/had.
This five foot nothing dude, all of 110 pounds and wearing high heels…was one of the toughest dudes in town. RIP and keep heaven funky!