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Reply #180 posted 02/16/16 3:57pm

Doalwa

Very sad news...she was one of the most stunning women I've ever seen, pure perfection.

Nice to read about P's reaction, too...you can tell he probably really loved her a lot, rare to see him open up in such a way.
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Reply #181 posted 02/16/16 4:00pm

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Graycap23 said:

Does anyone know where Patricia Matthews is these days?


That is her sister who was engaged to Greg Lemond.


-// Her sister passed away a few years ago.
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Reply #182 posted 02/16/16 4:05pm

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Undress and Pretty Mess are my two favorite Vanity solo songs:

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Reply #183 posted 02/16/16 4:42pm

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Rip Denise, Born again Christian.

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Reply #184 posted 02/16/16 5:01pm

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http://www.news.com.au/en...f36d2f221d

Australia is the surprise first global leg of his Piano and a Microphone solo tour, a tour which didn’t exist a month ago but will be talked about for years.

Armed just with a piano and that immense talent, Prince put on the kind of concert you just don’t expect to see from a superstar. It was spontaneous and intimate. It was like a private piano party, just with 2000 people watching. It was pure Prince.

His first Melbourne show at the State Theatre was particularly emotionally charged — Prince admitting he’d just found out about the death of Denise Matthews, aka Vanity, his ex-girlfriend from the early ‘80s and protoge when she fronted the band Vanity 6.

“Someone dear to us has passed away, I’m gonna dedicate this song to her,” Prince said before playing a touching version of Little Red Corvette with a touch of Dirty Mind songs from the era when they were together.

Prince reworked his classic The Ladder to replace the name ‘Electra’ with ‘Vanity’ — so the lyrics ran “This Prince, he had a subject named Vanity who loved him with a passion, uncontested.”

After an encore Prince returned to the stage noting “I am new to this playing alone. I thank you all for being so patient. I’m trying to stay focused, it’s a little heavy for me tonight. Just keep jamming ... She knows about this one.” That introduced a truly incredible version of The Beautiful Ones, another song from the Vanity era (she was the original choice for lead in the Purple Rain movie), the song ending with Prince changing “my knees” for “Denise ... Denise”.

Unusually chatty and candid, he continued going off script. “Can I tell you a story about Vanity? Or should I tell you a story about Denise? Her and I used to love each other deeply. She loved me for the artist I was, I loved her for the artist she was trying to be. She and I would fight. She was very headstrong cos she knew she was the finest woman in the world. She never missed an opportunity to tell you that.”

Prince then opened up about a fight where he threatened to throw Vanity in the pool. She said “You can’t throw me in the pool, you’re too little”. He then asked his six foot bodyguard Chick to do the dirty work for him.

“I probably shouldn’t be telling this story,“ he said, “but she’d want us to celebrate her life and not mourn her.”

The show mixed hits (Money Don’t Matter 2Nite, If I Was UR Girlfriend, How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore) and covers (Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain) with deep cuts, including the recently reclaimed 1992 song A 1000 Hugs and Kisses and new tunes Big City, Satisfied and When She Comes.

Fan favourite Sometimes It Snows in April had slight touches of Purple Rain in it, while he dusted off I Love U In Me, a b-side from the Batman era — the kind of thing fans dream of hearing.

Only Bruce Springsteen puts on these kind of spur-of-the-moment shows where you know every concert will be drastically different.

During one song he tapped his feet to make a beat, demonstrating he was wearing shoes that flash and light up, similar to the ones kids have. He may well be the only adult that can pull them off.

The show was delightfully loose. “Space is part of the music,” he noted at one point.

After an encore Prince asked “Mind if I jam a little?” Not when that jam becomes a medley of Raspberry Beret, Paisley Park, Starfish and Coffee and a jaw-dropping version of Adore, again for Vanity. You really felt you were watching something special, a glimpse into his heart that would never be repeated.

The adoring crowd partied like it was 1979 — phones weren’t allowed or used, and there were no media photographers. It lives on only in memory.

Prince is obviously a genius, but he’s got another commodity that’s been lost today — mystery. He’s the kind of artist who decides to tour on a whim, then reinvents his catalogue on a piano and blows your mind.

It was only the use of an iPad on top of his piano, with lyrics he constantly scrolled through, that reminded you he’s human and uses modern technology too.

“Can’t nobody do it like Prince,” he says at one point. Amen.

[Edited 2/16/16 9:41am]



Thank you for posting this.

Reading it just made me cry.



Seems everyone is looking for The Ladder...

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Reply #185 posted 02/16/16 5:01pm

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scriptgirl said:

I got the impression Brenda was not crazy about Vanity. Still wonder why The Revolution haven't commented.

Where did you get that impression from? I never got that impression.

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Reply #186 posted 02/16/16 5:04pm

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dannyd5050 said:

V10LETBLUES said:

How is telling the truth about drug abuse a low comment? Much less to snip?

You couldn't wait until her body was cold before you got on your high horse?

you noticed that too?

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Reply #187 posted 02/16/16 5:05pm

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babynoz said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

WOW

another mistype of your phone?
You are a CLASS Act you are

lovely person



Yeah, that was pretty low and inappropriate, I wish y'all could snip that comment.

Anyhoo, Imma watch Action Jackson tonight in Denise's memory.

I think people should see what kind of person would say that...

I'm watching some Vanity 6 videos and concert footage

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Reply #188 posted 02/16/16 5:14pm

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I always thought she was the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen...I still think that. She was perfection imo. I remember when I saw her picture in this dress, I had to make it for myself. I did and wore it to a concert with long leather gloves (can't remember what concert). I remember I felt so good when several strangers told me I had on Vanity's dress and they loved it! heart

RIP Denise... dove rose cry you were a big influence on me...your music, your style, your spirit. I will miss knowing you are somewhere on this planet.

Baby, U could turn my mama on
She's just as straight, just as straight as straight can be
Even though my daddy's gone
Come back just 2 haunt U, come back just 2 haunt U mystically
(Yes he will)

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Reply #189 posted 02/16/16 5:30pm

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Met her a couple of times as we lived in the same city. Class act! Miss U! Rest in Peace Denise.

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Reply #190 posted 02/16/16 5:33pm

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May her Soul Rest in Peace. 🌹
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Reply #191 posted 02/16/16 5:45pm

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Reply #192 posted 02/16/16 5:59pm

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scriptgirl said:

I got the impression Brenda was not crazy about Vanity. Still wonder why The Revolution haven't commented.

Never liked Brenda in the group

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Reply #193 posted 02/16/16 6:59pm

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Rest In Peace Vanity. Condolences to her friends and family and to all fellow Prince fans. Very sad news.
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Reply #194 posted 02/16/16 7:05pm

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laurarichardson said:

Graycap23 said:

Does anyone know where Patricia Matthews is these days?

That is her sister who was engaged to Greg Lemond.

-// Her sister passed away a few years ago.

Thanks.

sad

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Reply #195 posted 02/16/16 7:17pm

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

"Someone dear 2 us has passed away, eye ’m gonna dedicate this song 2 her,” This prince he had a subject named Vanity who loved him with a passion uncontested.She loved me 4 the artist eye was eye loved her 4 the artist she was tryin 2 b. She was very headstrong cos She knew she was the finest woman in the world. She never missed an opportunity 2 tell U that . Eye threatened 2 throw Vanity n the pool. She said U can't throw me n the pool U 2 lil." Eye asked my 6 foot bodyguard Chick 2 do the dirty work. Eye probably shouldn't b telling this story but she'd want us 2 celebrate her life & not mourn her."



By prince


R.I.P. Denise "Vanity" Matthews.






That's actually a pretty terrible story. Your g/f insults your height, so u have your 6'+, 300+lb bodyguard throw her in a pool? That pretty chauvinistic. I realize it was in a pool and not down a well or a cliff, but that's pretty intimidating behavior taken in defense of ones height ego. Might been better if he did it himself, but throwing around the intimidation and Braun of your huge bodyguard is pretty chickenshit.
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Reply #196 posted 02/16/16 7:36pm

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Let's keep on topic, yeah?

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Reply #197 posted 02/16/16 7:50pm

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Let's keep on topic, yeah?

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Yes ma'am!
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Reply #198 posted 02/16/16 7:54pm

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eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #199 posted 02/16/16 8:49pm

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kpowers said:

scriptgirl said:

I got the impression Brenda was not crazy about Vanity. Still wonder why The Revolution haven't commented.

Never liked Brenda in the group

Brenda Susan & Vanity remained friends, don't feed the trolls

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Reply #200 posted 02/16/16 8:50pm

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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
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Reply #201 posted 02/16/16 8:51pm

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[Edited 2/17/16 9:15am]

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Reply #202 posted 02/16/16 8:52pm

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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
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Reply #203 posted 02/16/16 8:58pm

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scriptgirl said:

Have Wendy and Lisa and Susannah said anything about her passing?

Susannah Melvoin
Yesterday at 4:50pm

Rip ...Denice"vanity" Mathews... No more pain .. Rest now ,just rest ....

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Reply #204 posted 02/16/16 9:25pm

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Whatever you do go to Billboard NOW!

http://www.billboard.com/...tour-video
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Reply #205 posted 02/16/16 9:28pm

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Just went, there is nothing there about Vanity.

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #206 posted 02/16/16 9:47pm

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Anybody know if her mom is living?

[img:$uid]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/delivertheword/celebs/vanity%20mom_zpsgh2dj3pv.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Reply #207 posted 02/16/16 10:56pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:


Now THAT^ is a classic picture! nod Vanity AND Apollonia at the same place at the same time?!? Oh hell yeah, I miss the 1980's more than ever. cool

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Reply #208 posted 02/17/16 1:26am

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TonyVanDam said:

OldFriends4Sale said:


Now THAT^ is a classic picture! nod Vanity AND Apollonia at the same place at the same time?!? Oh hell yeah, I miss the 1980's more than ever. cool

How in fuck have I never seen this picture!? Yaaaaaaaaaaaaassss Mothers!!!

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Reply #209 posted 02/17/16 1:37am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

THANK YOU so much for posting this. I'm so glad to read Andre's words, and so happy for this. I forgot about Andre. That whole purple circle is so huge and she would have known all within it. So its nice to hear from some of them.

Genius is born, not made. Prince is a Genius. No question. RIP Legend.
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