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Thread started 02/13/19 2:53pm

FUNKNROLL

Paisley Park — why Graceland and not Motown?

Why is it fans and others equate PP with Graceland rather than Motown? Sure Prince lived at PP, like Elvis lived at Graceland. But PP’s purpose was recording, and supported a large group of acts over the years... like Motown.

Full disclosure — I’ve toured Motown, haven’t toured Graceland.
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Reply #1 posted 02/13/19 3:01pm

rdhull

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FUNKNROLL said:

Why is it fans and others equate PP with Graceland rather than Motown? Sure Prince lived at PP, like Elvis lived at Graceland. But PP’s purpose was recording, and supported a large group of acts over the years... like Motown. Full disclosure — I’ve toured Motown, haven’t toured Graceland.

Because he was more Graceland in living at PP then being recording giant umbrella as a Motown due to the lack of success the Paisley Park record label had. Prince's empire was like Dez said back then, more Yardbirds than anything else.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #2 posted 02/15/19 8:05am

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So far as I last knew, I believe Graceland Holdings only has a 5 year management contract. Who knows what happens after that. Maybe someone new to manage the Paisley Park Museum.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #3 posted 02/15/19 8:22am

RJOrion

im sure you probably already know the answer to that question...
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Reply #4 posted 02/22/19 6:19am

Wlcm2thdwn3

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M O N E Y lol

How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #5 posted 02/22/19 3:46pm

42Kristen

All about the Benjamins

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Reply #6 posted 02/23/19 10:53am

luvsexy4all

maybe Prince wanted PP to be "associated" with Graceland...the iconic nature

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Reply #7 posted 02/23/19 11:44am

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A cult of personality vs. the recording studio that defined an era.

Motown was bigger than Barry Gordy. Paisley Park's artists were never bigger than Prince.

Paisley Park associates produced a lot of bad music, let's be real...and most of the cultural phenomenon hit songs Prince wrote for others weren't under that umbrella.

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Reply #8 posted 02/27/19 12:40am

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FUNKNROLL said:



Full disclosure — I’ve toured Motown, haven’t toured Graceland.


What do you mean here exactly? Toured Motown headquarters?
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