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Reply #60 posted 02/24/19 11:16am

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violetcrush said:



Strawberrylova123 said:


Did anybody catch the page were it said "Dearest Barbara" lol he was writing another love letter...i can't with prince 😂😂😂


A new girl everyday.....a new song/inspiration everday biggrin


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Reply #61 posted 02/26/19 3:22pm

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violetcrush said:

Could have been taken by someone in his camp who found it in a box in later years. Or, could have been something that a girl had with her while dating Prince. Susannah had the UTCM notebook. She didn't "steal" it from Prince. If he had wanted to keep it he would have made it a point to have it only in his possession, or he would have asked her for it back.

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May even be coming from Nadira, who shared the notebook with Prince at that time, but does not want to be publicly recognized now.

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I will say that it seems, based on a YT video by a guy who worked at PP briefly in the mid 90's, that Prince's crew were not always careful with how they disposed of his old stuff. The guy was given an old notebook, with what appeared to be Prince's handwritten notes for a film script, by his friend who also worked at PP and was asked by Duane Johnson to throw it away. He sold it sometime later because he needed money for music equipment. Prince's lawyers sent him a letter threatening a law suit, but the guy had legal help and once his attorney responded there was no further action.

Mathuis ( lenny kravitz manager) told me the notebook came from an ex girlfriend from high school, not from Nadeera , she was another girl ( who wrote the break up note)

Just a thought on an ex-girlfriend from HS having the notebook. Seems that the time period for the notations would have been just after his first record, which was 1978, so he would have been out of high school for two years. Hmmm...guess some of the girls from HS were still in the mix s he was movin' on up then smile

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Reply #62 posted 02/26/19 6:02pm

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violetcrush said:

Strawberrylova123 said:

violetcrush said: Mathuis ( lenny kravitz manager) told me the notebook came from an ex girlfriend from high school, not from Nadeera , she was another girl ( who wrote the break up note)

Just a thought on an ex-girlfriend from HS having the notebook. Seems that the time period for the notations would have been just after his first record, which was 1978, so he would have been out of high school for two years. Hmmm...guess some of the girls from HS were still in the mix s he was movin' on up then smile

Susan Moonsie and Kim Upsher dated him in High School and they stayed in touch even after HS.

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Reply #63 posted 02/26/19 6:43pm

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These are awesome. These provide more insight into him than most of the previous notebook pages that I’ve seen, which mostly just have finished lyrics to released songs. These have songs lyrics/poems I’ve never heard of before, drawings, etc. very cool.
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They should be in Paisley Park, imo. That or the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. But putting them up on the .Org is pretty cool for us fans (although not sure if it devalues them).
"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #64 posted 02/26/19 7:36pm

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In Nadira's break up letter it's quite hard to work out, but does it say she's heard rumors about "Gayle & you". As in Gayle Chapman, I'm thinking that would fit!
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There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
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Reply #65 posted 02/26/19 8:34pm

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petalthecat said:

In Nadira's break up letter it's quite hard to work out, but does it say she's heard rumors about "Gayle & you". As in Gayle Chapman, I'm thinking that would fit!
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No it says "crazy you"
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Reply #66 posted 02/27/19 1:40am

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no 1 is going to pay 30.000 $ for this

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but how wonderful this book is !

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and, mentioned before; several different handwritings...

how authentic can this be ?

i'm pretty sure it is...

still strange story this is for sale

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #67 posted 02/27/19 1:43am

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If the estate should be clever...

they would photograph all his notbooks , or at least the most interesting of 'm

and make a book about this

with some extra interviews of people of that particular era

that can add some extra information to it all

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at least, i would buy it

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #68 posted 02/27/19 2:20am

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Yes the estate should do a deal to buy this and add it to the collection
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Reply #69 posted 02/27/19 5:10am

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PennyPurple said:



violetcrush said:




Strawberrylova123 said:


violetcrush said: Mathuis ( lenny kravitz manager) told me the notebook came from an ex girlfriend from high school, not from Nadeera , she was another girl ( who wrote the break up note)


Just a thought on an ex-girlfriend from HS having the notebook. Seems that the time period for the notations would have been just after his first record, which was 1978, so he would have been out of high school for two years. Hmmm...guess some of the girls from HS were still in the mix s he was movin' on up then smile



Susan Moonsie and Kim Upsher dated him in High School and they stayed in touch even after HS.

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Yes, I know that. However, Stawberrylova stated it's another girl from HS. Also, I thought he began dating Susan Moonsie when he was 20 and SHE was in HS (age 16) - hence the songs She's Just A Baby and Private Joy. Prince's HS years would have been '73-'76, so Susan would have been 12-13 yrs old during that time. I doubt he was dating her during HIS high school years.
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Reply #70 posted 02/27/19 5:12am

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In Nadira's break up letter it's quite hard to work out, but does it say she's heard rumors about "Gayle & you". As in Gayle Chapman, I'm thinking that would fit!
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The letter is a joke. She used song titles, including Soft and Wet, and also the James Bond movie title to write the "breakup" letter.
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Reply #71 posted 02/27/19 5:15am

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Vannormal said:

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no 1 is going to pay 30.000 $ for this


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but how wonderful this book is !


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and, mentioned before; several different handwritings...


how authentic can this be ?


i'm pretty sure it is...


still strange story this is for sale


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It seems he was sharing the notebook with at least one girl - Nadira, and possibly more based on the different handwriting styles. I think that makes it more interesting smile
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Reply #72 posted 02/27/19 5:20am

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Curious as to what Prince crossed out on his first note at the bottom of this page...
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Reply #73 posted 02/27/19 8:55am

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Prince = Percy Bagonia (Chicago, Poland)

Prince = Dexter Cunningbowl

Prince = Alfred Horkelsby

Prince = Seymou

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I love all these pseudonym names

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Percy Bagaonia !

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funny little purple Percy B.

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love his drawings with the mashup of humans and guitars and a hairy leg...

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Reply #74 posted 02/27/19 10:43am

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The song references/titles I see in here are:

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Goodbye [Does] Mean Forever - Lyric - Goodbye Girl - David Gates

Soft & Wet - Prince

You've [had] the Best of My Love - Emotioions

Rumors - Fleetwood Mac

Crazy You - Prince

[I'm sorry I have to] Leave You This Way - Thelma Houston

Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) - Bill Conti

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Reply #75 posted 02/27/19 1:42pm

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TheLotus said:





ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:


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The song references/titles I see in here are:


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Goodbye [Does] Mean Forever - Lyric - Goodbye Girl - David Gates


Soft & Wet - Prince


You've [had] the Best of My Love - Emotioions


Rumors - Fleetwood Mac


Crazy You - Prince


[I'm sorry I have to] Leave You This Way - Thelma Houston


Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) - Bill Conti





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^^^ Don't forget the last line that was attached to the Rocky theme which references the James Bond film - "I'm gonna fly now and return to "the spy who loved me"... lol Nadira was a clever girl!!
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