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Thread started 07/15/16 12:49pm

feeluupp

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PAUL McCARTNEY LETTER TO PRINCE

http://www.rollingstone.c...on-w429411

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Dear Princely person,

Hi there! I know how hard it is to always be getting letters that ask for some favour or another, so it was not easy for me to accept the job of Lead Patron for a Performing Arts School to be located in my home town, Liverpool.

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Reply #1 posted 07/15/16 3:18pm

purplethunder3
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I loved reading this letter--thanks for the post. "Dear Princely Person" cracked me up. lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 07/15/16 4:46pm

FlyOnTheWall

Thanks for sharing. I'm sure Prince gave a generous donation. I wonder how the seller came to have the letter.

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Reply #3 posted 07/15/16 4:56pm

gollygirl

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FlyOnTheWall said:

Thanks for sharing. I'm sure Prince gave a generous donation. I wonder how the seller came to have the letter.

Amazing, I am sure he donated too, and wondered also how the seller came to get this.

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind đź’ś
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Reply #4 posted 07/15/16 6:03pm

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SO sweet. Believe me, men of Prince's stature get requests for $ all the time.
Sometimes (often actually) I wonder how he had the time to deal with every aspect of his business. Most men need a rather large staff to handle all this stuff
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Reply #5 posted 07/15/16 6:04pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

I loved reading this letter--thanks for the post. "Dear Princely Person" cracked me up. lol


nod How I imagine Prince's smile when he read it...

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
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Reply #6 posted 07/15/16 7:20pm

nursev

Cool letter cool

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Reply #7 posted 07/15/16 7:20pm

nursev

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

purplethunder3121 said:

I loved reading this letter--thanks for the post. "Dear Princely Person" cracked me up. lol


nod How I imagine Prince's smile when he read it...

lol indeed

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Reply #8 posted 07/15/16 7:37pm

nursev

Only 15,000 though with Paul's signature eek that doesnt sound right lol

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Reply #9 posted 07/15/16 11:55pm

rob1965

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Why sell it in the first place?
'Liberate My Mind'
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Reply #10 posted 07/16/16 5:53am

deerpath

Anyone know if Prince sent a donation? Did he ever teach there?

"Hold on to your souls y'all. We got a long way to go. Thank you! We love y'all!"
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Reply #11 posted 07/16/16 10:27am

CAL3

That is just too cool for words. thanks for posting!

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Reply #12 posted 07/16/16 10:34am

Galaxian

I heard he did donate to LIPA. It was my old school, formerly known as The Liverpool Boys Institute, I was one of the last pupils to attend before it shut down
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Reply #13 posted 07/16/16 11:23am

destinyc1

I remember this.But didn't know it ended up closing

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Reply #14 posted 07/16/16 1:55pm

sro100

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I originally read this was a "fan letter" to Prince.

After reading it, it's clearly not a fan letter.

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Reply #15 posted 07/16/16 5:29pm

laytonian

sro100 said:

I originally read this was a "fan letter" to Prince.

After reading it, it's clearly not a fan letter.

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....and outside of the greeting, it's not personalized. I think McCartney carefully wrote out several identical letters to different people.

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Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #16 posted 07/16/16 6:29pm

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2 things ...

1) Paul McCartney was never told once during his education that he had any talent in music .... this is what's wrong with education. "Children are educated OUT of their creativity." ~Sir Ken Robinson

2) I find it hard to believe that Prince didn't have plans for a music school for kids to be created in his memory because he was so passionate about how "real" music isn't being played and how all kids should learn an instrument. I sure hope the estate makes meaningful decisions in his memory. It breaks my heart to think how hard P worked his whole life and he's not "in charge" with what happens in his memory.

Show your heart to me.
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