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Thread started 03/22/18 7:33am

a1minder

My years with Prince

I worked for prince as a chauffeur from 1984 through 1989, Mainly in Los Angeles, I did join the Purple Rain Tour a few weeks in through the end. I spent many long days and nights at the Studio, also taking him to various venues. I was the driver of the Purple Limo at the Premier at the Chinese Theater. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. I will not disclose information that would affect any person, this would be strictly a professional answer to generic questions you may have... Murray

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Reply #1 posted 03/22/18 8:19am

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What was your average day like on and off tour?
Was the limo for Prince only or did the band use it too?
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Reply #2 posted 03/22/18 8:27am

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a1minder said:

I worked for prince as a chauffeur from 1984 through 1989, Mainly in Los Angeles, I did join the Purple Rain Tour a few weeks in through the end. I spent many long days and nights at the Studio, also taking him to various venues. I was the driver of the Purple Limo at the Premier at the Chinese Theater. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. I will not disclose information that would affect any person, this would be strictly a professional answer to generic questions you may have... Murray


Any vanity and susan moonsie memories
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Reply #3 posted 03/22/18 9:31am

runningbear

Just wonder if you were privy to his sense of humor/playfulness, I recall a rolling stone interview that chronicled Prince throwing tennis balls from his vehicle at adoring fans who recognized him. Would appreciate any such stories. Appreciate you providing us a glimpse into the moving life of Prince

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Reply #4 posted 03/22/18 9:38am

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Did Prince have you play any unreleased music on your journeys with him, that to your knowledge, remains unreleased? If so, are there any songs you found particularly memorable?

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Reply #5 posted 03/22/18 9:52am

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OperatingThetan said:

Did Prince have you play any unreleased music on your journeys with him, that to your knowledge, remains unreleased? If so, are there any songs you found particularly memorable?

Good one. cool

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Reply #6 posted 03/22/18 10:07am

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Thanks for doing this.

I operate an environmentally friendly recycle plant for old media formats in order to save the er...oceans!

If you have any old cassettes (for example) that you found in behind the seats, org note me!

Also, what’s your fondest memory of your time with Prince?
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #7 posted 03/22/18 10:27am

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Thank you for showing up! You must have such great memories, and must have felt very sad when our dearest departed.

I too, want to know about the girls. Please!
Were the girls crazy about Prince? If so, how? What would they do? (girlfriends/associates and/or regular girls).
And how did he handle this? What was he like about it?

Thank you.
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Reply #8 posted 03/22/18 10:59am

PennyPurple

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Did he ever have you run out and get fast food for him? If so what kind did he like?

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Reply #9 posted 03/22/18 11:23am

Strawberrylova
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a1minder said:

I worked for prince as a chauffeur from 1984 through 1989, Mainly in Los Angeles, I did join the Purple Rain Tour a few weeks in through the end. I spent many long days and nights at the Studio, also taking him to various venues. I was the driver of the Purple Limo at the Premier at the Chinese Theater. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. I will not disclose information that would affect any person, this would be strictly a professional answer to generic questions you may have... Murray


Also was he very nervous on the day of the premeir of purple rain at the Chinese theater
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Reply #10 posted 03/22/18 2:08pm

Lovejunky

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Were you as gutted as the rest of us with his passing ?

What was it about Prince in your Opinion that was SO SPecial?

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #11 posted 03/22/18 2:18pm

luvsexy4all

how can one be sure this is legit?

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Reply #12 posted 03/22/18 4:36pm

Mumio

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What kind of action wink was Prince getting in the back of the limo? lol lol

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #13 posted 03/22/18 4:57pm

Lovejunky

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Mumio said:


What kind of action wink was Prince getting in the back of the limo? lol lol

" kinda rough: lol

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Reply #14 posted 03/22/18 11:05pm

Mumio

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Lovejunky said:

Mumio said:


What kind of action wink was Prince getting in the back of the limo? lol lol

" kinda rough: lol


falloff

Lol, hope he comes back and answers it. lol

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #15 posted 03/23/18 8:41am

ISaidLifeIsJus
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Reply #16 posted 03/23/18 12:45pm

klick2me

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Rumor has it that Prince had a bed put in the back of a limo around the time you drove for him; true not true? Thank you!

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Reply #17 posted 03/24/18 5:34pm

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A1minder, thank you for offering to answer questions on here. What was your most memorable experience with Prince and what was your most memorable experience driving for other people (well known or not) besides Prince?

"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 #18 posted 03/24/18 6:47pm

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Were U the chauffeur that was driving Prince around the night of The American Music Awards in 1985 when the paparazzi caught him going out instead of attending that famous 'We Are The World' recording session that caused his FIRST backlash after becoming a huge superstar? If so what was Prince's reaction & yours? And was he with Jill Jones that night?

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #19 posted 03/24/18 6:50pm

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Were U the chauffeur that was driving Prince around the night of The American Music Awards in 1985 when the paparazzi caught him going out instead of attending that famous 'We Are The World' recording session that caused his FIRST backlash after becoming a huge superstar? If so what was Prince's reaction & yours? And was he with Jill Jones that night? Thank U.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #20 posted 03/24/18 8:26pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

Were U the chauffeur that was driving Prince around the night of The American Music Awards in 1985 when the paparazzi caught him going out instead of attending that famous 'We Are The World' recording session that caused his FIRST backlash after becoming a huge superstar? If so what was Prince's reaction & yours? And was he with Jill Jones that night? Thank U.

Good question.


I hope he starts answering them.

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Reply #21 posted 03/24/18 9:29pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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ChocolateBox3121 said:

Were U the chauffeur that was driving Prince around the night of The American Music Awards in 1985 when the paparazzi caught him going out instead of attending that famous 'We Are The World' recording session that caused his FIRST backlash after becoming a huge superstar? If so what was Prince's reaction & yours? And was he with Jill Jones that night? Thank U.

If you ask the question twice he might answer.

lol

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Reply #22 posted 03/24/18 9:30pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Were U the chauffeur that was driving Prince around the night of The American Music Awards in 1985 when the paparazzi caught him going out instead of attending that famous 'We Are The World' recording session that caused his FIRST backlash after becoming a huge superstar? If so what was Prince's reaction & yours? And was he with Jill Jones that night? Thank U.

If you ask the question twice he might answer.

lol

lol

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Reply #23 posted 03/24/18 9:30pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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purplethunder3121 said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

If you ask the question twice he might answer.

lol

lol

lol lol

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Reply #24 posted 03/25/18 12:07am

Mumio

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

purplethunder3121 said:

lol

lol lol



lol lol lol

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #25 posted 03/25/18 1:03am

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Still waiting...
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #26 posted 03/25/18 4:02am

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When will OP return from the war

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Reply #27 posted 03/25/18 5:18am

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Dear Murray, thank you for coming here and chat with us hug

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I don't have any specific question but in all those years I'm sure you have accumulated many significant memories. I'm particularly interesting in Prince's creative and recording process when it comes to studio recordings, so if you were lucky enough to attends some of those, please share with us any memory you may have about this.

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Of course, anything else that makes for cool stories or that may be revealing about the things Prince went through at the time would be quite interesting (without dwelving into his private life, but what I mean is you were there during the years when Prince went on his journey from to superstardom, and I'm sure you've seen him change and go through many a challenge over the years).

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Reply #28 posted 03/25/18 8:16am

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Angelsoncrack said:

When will OP return from the war


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next sunday?
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Reply #29 posted 03/25/18 9:25am

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cool

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