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Reply #210 posted 04/22/16 1:06am

MIRvmn

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It feels so strange, I'm still in schock sad I've been a fan for 25 years so it's really hard for me sad
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Reply #211 posted 04/22/16 1:07am

rightbluecheek

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Prince and his music have marked my life and my taste in music and performing. I really loved him like each and everyone of you here. Although I haven't been following him constantly throughout his career, for some reason during the last week I felt I had to fill in the gaps...I am glad I did, guess it was for a reason.
"No one plays the clarinet the way U play my heart"
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Reply #212 posted 04/22/16 1:07am

daha6439

Feels like a friend just died. I actually cried today.

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Reply #213 posted 04/22/16 1:07am

darkroman

Numb!

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Speechless.

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Lost.

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It wasn't his time.

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cry cry cry cry cry

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Reply #214 posted 04/22/16 1:10am

CityPhantom

Prince, sometimes I was real mad at you but that was only because I loved you so much and I could never ever get enough of your art! Music will never be the same without you! RIP! rose

[Edited 5/3/16 5:19am]

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Reply #215 posted 04/22/16 1:10am

ksujithkarun

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I am sad, devastated and have cried for the first time since I lost my father 4 years ago.

To think I am not going to listen to any new music or any new live shows from this great artist is making me sick and makes me want to cry again!

"All good things they say never last" -- RIP sad

Liv 4 Luv
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Reply #216 posted 04/22/16 1:12am

milesb

Thank You Prince Thanks for the excitement you gave us with every new album and concert Thank You for making our lives brighter Thank You for sharing your incredible talent and music with us Thank You for always imbuing your music with love and respect Thank You for teaching us all what true genius is and the importance of love Thank You for leaving us a massive back catalogue for us to listen to and watch until we are old and grey Thank You for inspiring each and every one of us Most of all, Thank You for being so generous to us. We are all blessed by having You in our lives You are, were and always will be The Best to all of us here
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Reply #217 posted 04/22/16 1:12am

4seasons7

Official Statement by Albert Magnoli, Writer/Director/Editor of "Purple Rain"

http://albertmagnoli.com

(May be copied and published without further permission)

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Reply #218 posted 04/22/16 1:16am

GoldStandard

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I'm not ready to accept it yet. All I can do is try to find meaning to make us smile.

The whole world (and especially people who lived through the 80's and experienced him firsthand) is now acknowledging and celebrating his genius due to his early death. As a result, in a paradoxical way, his legacy is likely to be further strengthened. His music will become easier to find and everyone is praising him. The next generation can be exposed to his music within a new global context that frames Prince as an absolute legend of all legends, rather than focusing on his views towards the music industry, for example.

And finally.

If you need hope.

I have 2 words for you:

The Vault.

Maybe we won't get much more from Prince, but there is a possibility he's already made plans for his death and there could be a plethora of new releases coming soon. Maybe he wrote us a fairwell song. Maybe an album about life. A Purple Rain remaster. Maybe he's got another 10 years worth of albums to steadily release from the vault and he's got it all mapped out... or at least Hitnrun Phase 3 + 4.

No, this is not the end of Prince's legacy.

This is the beginning of a new era of global appreciation that Prince has always thoroughly deserved.

[Edited 4/22/16 1:34am]

[Edited 4/22/16 1:41am]

Nobody I know gun' bite
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Reply #219 posted 04/22/16 1:18am

DieselsDen

Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Prince.

My life is going to be a lot quieter without your latest creations...

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Reply #220 posted 04/22/16 1:19am

daha6439

Feels like a friend just died. I actually cried today.

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Reply #221 posted 04/22/16 1:20am

CuriousPoses

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So many things in my life would have been different, poorer, without Prince.

He inspired me to go to places, meet people, get up on stage.

As sad as I am today, I am so happy for the influence he had on me.

And I'm happy that in recent years, after a lot of sadness in his life, Prince seemed to be happy too. He said you could find him in his music, that he wasn't really a mystery. If that's true - and I think it is - he was at peace with himself, and you can't ask for much more than that.

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Bedfordshire, some time around 1988: I say "Who's that?", pointing at the cover of Purple Rain. "Oh, don't bother with him," says my mum.

Brixton, 2004: I watch this live video of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", interested in the guitar players on the list and, oh Prince, I guess. Realisation sets in that maybe there's something to this guy.

Beijing, around 2006: In the minibus back from the Great Wall at Mutianyu, I help my friend's cousin set up her new MP3 player because she can't read the instructions. I test to see if I've got it right. "Purple Rain" is the only track on it. I ask if I can listen all the way to the end; she says OK.

Hong Kong, February 2009: "The Arms of Orion" is the first song at my wedding reception.

Hong Kong, March 2010: I'm on with my band at the Wanch in about 10 minutes. Stage fright. I go outside and walk up and down the road, listening to "Baby I'm A Star" on my earphones to get ready.

Melbourne, May 2012: Prince plays the Rod Laver Arena. I flew here via Shanghai just for the concert. I tag along with some Aussie fans I met before the gig to the after-party at the Hifi. Prince shows up but doesn't play, thanks to some hoon causing a scene. Oh well.

Hong Kong, 21 April 2016: I get out my guitar and play some songs from 1999 to my son before putting him to bed.

Hong Kong, 22 April 2016: Grim news when I wake up. There's a storm warning, and I walk to work through falling leaves. It starts to rain.

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Reply #222 posted 04/22/16 1:21am

SoulSplash

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skipthecharades said:

...

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It's understandable that many media and people choose Sometimes it snows in April as the song to cover the news and show their respect. Most of the missed the fact that he recorded this song in 1985 at the 21st of April..

....

you're right

"The initial recording for this song was done at Sunset Sound [Studio 3] in Hollywood on 21 April 1985 (the day before Around the World in a Day was released). Clare & the Gang recorded their bits sometime later in 1985."

"It was written on the spot and recorded in a couple of hours" (Wendy).

[Edited 4/22/16 2:06am]

∞ ʀ⁅VERB⁆я ∞
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Reply #223 posted 04/22/16 1:22am

AlfofMelmak

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I dusted off my 14 y/o account for the first time in years, sadly for an awful reason.

I've met my wife in line for a Prince gig, and his music brought me so much, relieve, joy, wonder, comfort and a whole bunch of other emotions.

Thank you, Prince, from the bottom of my heart. You've enriched my life so much.

[Edited 4/22/16 1:25am]

You don't scare me; i got kids
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Reply #224 posted 04/22/16 1:25am

Jen2005

My heart is broken.

Thank you for everything, Prince.

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Reply #225 posted 04/22/16 1:28am

james

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Hold on to your souls ya'll, we've got a long way to go...
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Love to everyone on here. We've had so many good times.
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Reply #226 posted 04/22/16 1:29am

Joes79

Somebody pls wake me up from this nightmare. I Wish U Heaven Prince but will miss U 4Ever.
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Reply #227 posted 04/22/16 1:29am

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AlfofMelmak said:

I dusted off my 14 y/o account for the first time in years, sadly for an awful reason.

I've met my wife in line for a Prince gig, and his music brought me so much, relieve, joy, wonder, comfort and a whole bunch of other emotions.

Thank you, Prince, from the bottom of my heart. You've enriched my life so much.

[Edited 4/22/16 1:25am]

hug

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Reply #228 posted 04/22/16 1:31am

JOYJOY

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Others have said it better than me..

I will miss his presence on this earth dearly..

Shocked

Gutted

So very very sad for his family and friends.. sad His music shaped the way I thought and felt in my early teens and into adulthood. He was more than just an artist, he is gone WAY too soon.

One minute they want peace……

Then do everything to make it go away. rolleyes
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Reply #229 posted 04/22/16 1:40am

newpowerhippie
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I just can't process this. How can he be gone. It's knocked everyone sideways, saddest news ever.

Have you had your + signs today?
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Reply #230 posted 04/22/16 1:40am

honestnotes

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sending love to all... devastated

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Reply #231 posted 04/22/16 1:48am

Cerebus

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James Corden's Carpool Karaoke has become one of my favorite YouTube "things", largely because it's so obvious that the man absolutely loves music. After seeing this I like him even more.

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Reply #232 posted 04/22/16 1:49am

funkyandy

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All of that music...

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Reply #233 posted 04/22/16 1:50am

gerhard12

It aint over! The music will stay 4ever!!

Shared so many wonderful moments with you, just listening or at concerts!!

Sad sad sad now......

Rest in peace sad sad sad

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Reply #234 posted 04/22/16 1:53am

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beatz01 said:

1000's of people in MPLS singing Purple Rain in the streets:


https://video.twimg.com/e...PjNjtU.mp4

[Edited 4/22/16 0:54am]


Damn it... I'm crying again. I hadn't heard Purple Rain yet. Too soon, too soon.

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Reply #235 posted 04/22/16 1:55am

Starlit

I'm devastated. I'm in shock. I can't stop thinking : this can't be happening. I've adored this man for over 30 years. He has always been a big part of my life and now he's gone. I'm so lost....

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Reply #236 posted 04/22/16 1:56am

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Thizz said:

I've cried so many times today

[Edited 4/21/16 21:04pm]

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We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams.

http://www.ustream.tv/cha...dj-bobstar
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Reply #237 posted 04/22/16 2:00am

Lars

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So sad
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Reply #238 posted 04/22/16 2:04am

Lars

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He is the soundtrack of my life. Thank you for making my good times even better, thank you for helping me in my darkest hours. I wish U heaven.
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Reply #239 posted 04/22/16 2:06am

HollywoodSt

Thankyou for the amazing music that will live on forever.

The memory that came to mind was a 2003 after party in Sydney. Prince reached past me, borrowed a tambourine off a girl then started dancing right in front of me to 'Get Up Offa That Thang'

Can see that memory so clearly.

Still can't believe he's gone.

Rest In Peace Prince - "life is just a party and parties weren't meant to last..."
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