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Thread started 05/11/17 3:03am

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Pics of John Nelson when he was young.

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Reply #1 posted 05/11/17 3:37am

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Prince Rogers Trio John Lewis Nelson (1916-2001) arrived in Minneapolis from Louisiana in 1948, and started the Prince Rogers Trio with other local musicians. Nelson (left, in the above photo) adopted “Prince Rogers” as a stage name and later gave...

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Reply #2 posted 05/11/17 4:33am

dandan

WOW!

I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #3 posted 05/11/17 5:28am

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dandan said:

WOW!

That is Andre Cymone's dad on the bass.

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Reply #4 posted 05/11/17 5:28am

jcurley

I don't think Prince's father should be given the time of day
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Reply #5 posted 05/11/17 5:46am

darkroman

Wow, that is great and of historical significance.

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To se the origin of "Prince Rogers" Nelson is awesome!

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Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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. lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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Reply #6 posted 05/11/17 6:47am

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jcurley said:

I don't think Prince's father should be given the time of day

Why is that?

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Reply #7 posted 05/11/17 8:47am

paulludvig

laurarichardson said:

jcurley said:

I don't think Prince's father should be given the time of day

Why is that?

Because Prince came from nothing and only became aware of jazz and such when he started hiring white band members rolleyes

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #8 posted 05/11/17 8:51am

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Somebody didn't know what "trio" means.

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Reply #9 posted 05/11/17 8:57am

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Genesia said:

Somebody didn't know what "trio" means.

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Reply #10 posted 05/11/17 9:32am

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Genesia said:

Somebody didn't know what "trio" means.



LOLOLOLOL! lol
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Reply #11 posted 05/11/17 9:51am

Superfan1984

thank you for posting! I love this!

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Reply #12 posted 05/11/17 9:59am

TXfan

laurarichardson said:



dandan said:


WOW!



That is Andre Cymone's dad on the bass.



Is that true? If it is then those guys were tighter than I thought
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Reply #13 posted 05/11/17 10:21am

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TXfan said:

laurarichardson said:

That is Andre Cymone's dad on the bass.

Is that true? If it is then those guys were tighter than I thought

Yes, it is true it is something that they look so much like their dads

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Reply #14 posted 05/11/17 7:05pm

EddieC

TXfan said:

laurarichardson said:

That is Andre Cymone's dad on the bass.

Is that true? If it is then those guys were tighter than I thought

Doesn't Andre tell a story about them discovering that their dads had played together from a picture in one of their houses? Found it! So Andre's talking about how in a new school he just decided to stand next to Prince randomly because Prince "reminds me a little of myself." Anyway, they talk, become friends, and one day, hanging out at Prince's dad's house (because he has musical equipment), the following happens:

We got to know each other. As I was sitting there, it was a really strange thing. He was telling me a little about his dad, who had a lot of pictures on the piano. I looked at a picture of a combo that he had and I asked Prince about one of the guys in the picture. He told me to ask his father as he’d be home soon. When his dad came home, he’s looking at me like who is he and what is he doing here? Prince introduced us. His dad had a really booming deep voice. So I asked him who is that, pointing to the guy playing bass in the picture. He looked at the guy in the picture, looked at me and just busted out laughing. I was like, "What?" "You’re Fred Anderson’s son." I said yeah. Then he said, "Oh my God"; he must have said that six times. Prince and I are looking at each other like, why is he saying that? He said, "You guys used to hang out when you were kids. Me and your dad played in a band together. Your dad was like this phenomenal bass player" and blah blah blah blah . He goes into this whole thing. "I’m like, what, really?"

It turns out they were in a band together and we had no idea. So it was very ironic that I just happened to pick Prince to stand next to. That’s how we met.

(http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7348518/prince-childhood-friend-bassist-andre-cymone-remembrance)

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Reply #15 posted 05/11/17 11:21pm

xRachx

Genesia said:

Somebody didn't know what "trio" means.



Hahahah
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Reply #16 posted 05/12/17 2:25pm

cloveringold85

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How nice and how handsome he was!! Do you think Prince looked more like his Mom or Dad?

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #17 posted 05/12/17 2:25pm

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laurarichardson said:

dandan said:

WOW!

That is Andre Cymone's dad on the bass.

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Wow! Andre's dad is a cutie!! biggrin

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #18 posted 05/12/17 2:27pm

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EddieC said:

TXfan said:

laurarichardson said: Is that true? If it is then those guys were tighter than I thought

Doesn't Andre tell a story about them discovering that their dads had played together from a picture in one of their houses? Found it! So Andre's talking about how in a new school he just decided to stand next to Prince randomly because Prince "reminds me a little of myself." Anyway, they talk, become friends, and one day, hanging out at Prince's dad's house (because he has musical equipment), the following happens:

We got to know each other. As I was sitting there, it was a really strange thing. He was telling me a little about his dad, who had a lot of pictures on the piano. I looked at a picture of a combo that he had and I asked Prince about one of the guys in the picture. He told me to ask his father as he’d be home soon. When his dad came home, he’s looking at me like who is he and what is he doing here? Prince introduced us. His dad had a really booming deep voice. So I asked him who is that, pointing to the guy playing bass in the picture. He looked at the guy in the picture, looked at me and just busted out laughing. I was like, "What?" "You’re Fred Anderson’s son." I said yeah. Then he said, "Oh my God"; he must have said that six times. Prince and I are looking at each other like, why is he saying that? He said, "You guys used to hang out when you were kids. Me and your dad played in a band together. Your dad was like this phenomenal bass player" and blah blah blah blah . He goes into this whole thing. "I’m like, what, really?"

It turns out they were in a band together and we had no idea. So it was very ironic that I just happened to pick Prince to stand next to. That’s how we met.

(http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7348518/prince-childhood-friend-bassist-andre-cymone-remembrance)

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Yes, yes!! How cool is that?! Prince and Andre hit it off right away. It was meant to be!

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #19 posted 05/12/17 3:04pm

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EddieC said:

TXfan said:

laurarichardson said: Is that true? If it is then those guys were tighter than I thought

Doesn't Andre tell a story about them discovering that their dads had played together from a picture in one of their houses? Found it! So Andre's talking about how in a new school he just decided to stand next to Prince randomly because Prince "reminds me a little of myself." Anyway, they talk, become friends, and one day, hanging out at Prince's dad's house (because he has musical equipment), the following happens:

We got to know each other. As I was sitting there, it was a really strange thing. He was telling me a little about his dad, who had a lot of pictures on the piano. I looked at a picture of a combo that he had and I asked Prince about one of the guys in the picture. He told me to ask his father as he’d be home soon. When his dad came home, he’s looking at me like who is he and what is he doing here? Prince introduced us. His dad had a really booming deep voice. So I asked him who is that, pointing to the guy playing bass in the picture. He looked at the guy in the picture, looked at me and just busted out laughing. I was like, "What?" "You’re Fred Anderson’s son." I said yeah. Then he said, "Oh my God"; he must have said that six times. Prince and I are looking at each other like, why is he saying that? He said, "You guys used to hang out when you were kids. Me and your dad played in a band together. Your dad was like this phenomenal bass player" and blah blah blah blah . He goes into this whole thing. "I’m like, what, really?"

It turns out they were in a band together and we had no idea. So it was very ironic that I just happened to pick Prince to stand next to. That’s how we met.

(http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7348518/prince-childhood-friend-bassist-andre-cymone-remembrance)

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Hadn't read that one before. Thanks.

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Reply #20 posted 05/12/17 3:12pm

68686

Genesia said:

Somebody didn't know what "trio" means.


Haha. Here goes again. People trying to be logical with Prince's world/other people's world. Can name your band any thing u want 2.
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Reply #21 posted 05/12/17 5:33pm

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cloveringold85 said:

How nice and how handsome he was!! Do you think Prince looked more like his Mom or Dad?

Prince resembles his mother Mattie more than his dad.

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Reply #22 posted 05/12/17 5:53pm

luvgirl

What a great find! He looks like Prince a little in this picture. I can see the lips. Thank you LauraRicharson.
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Reply #23 posted 05/12/17 6:56pm

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68686 said:

Genesia said:

Somebody didn't know what "trio" means.


Haha. Here goes again. People trying to be logical with Prince's world/other people's world. Can name your band any thing u want 2.

--Exactly he could have named the Nelson 10 if he wanted to.
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Reply #24 posted 05/13/17 6:00am

donnyenglish

Kinda cool that Prince's last band was also a "trio" with him as the lead.
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Reply #25 posted 05/13/17 6:02am

donnyenglish

I wonder what the C H H stands for on the drum?
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Reply #26 posted 05/13/17 6:04am

SomeSoldier

cloveringold85 said:



laurarichardson said:




dandan said:


WOW!



That is Andre Cymone's dad on the bass.



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Wow! Andre's dad is a cutie!! biggrin



But then again, so is Andre, still looking mighty fine in his late fifties...
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Reply #27 posted 05/13/17 11:31am

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Baduizm said:

cloveringold85 said:

How nice and how handsome he was!! Do you think Prince looked more like his Mom or Dad?

Prince resembles his mother Mattie more than his dad.

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Yes, I think so too! nod

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #28 posted 05/13/17 11:32am

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SomeSoldier said:

cloveringold85 said:

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Wow! Andre's dad is a cutie!! biggrin

But then again, so is Andre, still looking mighty fine in his late fifties...

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Yes, and Andre too! LOL lol

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #29 posted 05/13/17 3:04pm

PRNelson

Genesia said:

Somebody didn't know what "trio" means.



Kinda like a reverse Vanity 6 biggrin
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