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Thread started 04/02/19 10:18am

coldcoffeeandc
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Who should write the next book?

We have had a massive influx of books (depends on your own point of view whether it’s good or bad - to me any book is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our man).

And I was thinking, who would I like to hear from next in book form as everyone has a different tale.

Manuela would be great as she knew him well, I was in the camp that enjoyed maytes memoir, but I don’t think she will write. She’s too busy with her charity, she’s always in a different place.

Kirk Johnson would be a real interesting read for many reasons but I feel sure we won’t hear from him.



Who could be good to hear from and if we all have the same conclusion shall we send a request? I’m interested to know what others think!

Who should write a book next!
[Edited 4/2/19 10:19am]
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Reply #1 posted 04/02/19 10:24am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

We have had a massive influx of books (depends on your own point of view whether it’s good or bad - to me any book is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our man). And I was thinking, who would I like to hear from next in book form as everyone has a different tale. Manuela would be great as she knew him well, I was in the camp that enjoyed maytes memoir, but I don’t think she will write. She’s too busy with her charity, she’s always in a different place. Kirk Johnson would be a real interesting read for many reasons but I feel sure we won’t hear from him. Who could be good to hear from and if we all have the same conclusion shall we send a request? I’m interested to know what others think! Who should write a book next! [Edited 4/2/19 10:19am]

His former bodyguard around Emancipation.

Kirk would be a good read.

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Reply #2 posted 04/02/19 10:31am

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I'd love to read Tyka's book. And one (or more) of Prince's personal assistants' who helped him with his philantropy – I'd love to read a lot more about how he's helped so many people in secret. I think it's safe to assume that the stories emerged after his passing are only the tip of the iceberg.
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Another one I'm eagerly awaiting is Alan Leeds's autobiography.

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Reply #3 posted 04/02/19 10:32am

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I wouldn't be at all interested in any of his wives/girlfriends books. Too much potential for gossipy nonsense. My vote would go to Jesse Johnson. Not just for his experiences with Prince but also his wider, non-Prince life.
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Reply #4 posted 04/02/19 11:19am

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whomever is curating the vault should write an in depth book about everything in it.
like an updated, super-edition of "the vault", with interviews and commentary by all
corresponding band members etc.


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Reply #5 posted 04/02/19 11:42am

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From here on out I would prefer a book that consisted of a time period of people which would include a photographer, clothing designer, videographer, some not in the band that played certain instruments like Novi Novog

No matter the time period, that would be a more interesting read, than an individuals book.

the people from the 1st advent were more wrapped up in Prince and his more defined vision, which will always make for an interesting read

the 2nd advent of people were connected to his disillusionment and chaos and disorder,

the 3rd the players connection was a lot different and to me seems more disconnected or dual reality.

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Reply #6 posted 04/02/19 12:04pm

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Kares said:

I'd love to read Tyka's book. And one (or more) of Prince's personal assistants' who helped him with his philantropy – I'd love to read a lot more about how he's helped so many people in secret. I think it's safe to assume that the stories emerged after his passing are only the tip of the iceberg.
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Another one I'm eagerly awaiting is Alan Leeds's autobiography.




I've been waiting His memoir and one from at least the closest family members. Guess i gotta settle.
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Reply #7 posted 04/02/19 12:22pm

PennyPurple

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I wish Rosie would write one.

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Reply #8 posted 04/02/19 12:32pm

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A very fair to all involved, very detailed biography like Peter Guralnick's Elvis books would be nice - long, detailed and written by someone without skin in the game but who isn't looking for a quick buck either. It's probably too early for that to happen though.

I hope Duana Tudahl gets to release some more books.

A book of essays by the likes of Greg Tate and Neil Kulkarni, both of whom by my reckoning wrote the best tribute pieces when Prince died, would be amazing too.

[Edited 4/2/19 12:37pm]

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Reply #9 posted 04/02/19 12:53pm

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I like to read from both the personal and nonpersonal points of view. I really loved Mayte's book. She has a good soul. If 3RDEYEGIRL wrote a book about their time with P, I would read it it in a heartbeat. For a nonpersonal source, I loved Charles R Cross' book Heavier Than Heaven and think that he would do a stellar job, if so inspired.

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Reply #10 posted 04/02/19 1:28pm

PeteSilas

alan leeds hasn't written one has he? I don't agree with a lot of what he says but it would be good nonetheless.

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Reply #11 posted 04/02/19 2:49pm

PeteSilas

jaawwnn said:

A very fair to all involved, very detailed biography like Peter Guralnick's Elvis books would be nice - long, detailed and written by someone without skin in the game but who isn't looking for a quick buck either. It's probably too early for that to happen though.

I hope Duana Tudahl gets to release some more books.

A book of essays by the likes of Greg Tate and Neil Kulkarni, both of whom by my reckoning wrote the best tribute pieces when Prince died, would be amazing too.

[Edited 4/2/19 12:37pm]

guralnicks books are the gold standard for elvis, never been able to handle his non-judment of the people around elvis. I'm not sure if any blame should go to anyone else but not everything around the man was healthy. what surprised me with prince is that he had all these examples to learn from and it looks like he made the same mistakes.

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Reply #12 posted 04/02/19 3:05pm

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Reply #13 posted 04/02/19 4:09pm

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Duane Tudahl.
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Reply #14 posted 04/02/19 4:14pm

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far too many to name BUT my top 3 would be:

1] Kirky J - imagine the stories he could tell - frankly mind blowing I suspect

2] Wendy & Lisa - really love their recent cute stories [just need Wendy to dial it in a little!

3] 3rd eye girl + Josh - purely as they were his last major band & embarked on such a joyus time

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Reply #15 posted 04/02/19 5:31pm

LovePaisley

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I think he never will, which i respect completely, but I'd love to read anything he has to say.
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Reply #16 posted 04/02/19 11:49pm

Shockadelica9

Tyka
Jill jones
Manuela
Andre Cymone
Susannah melvoin
Wendy and lisa
Hucky Austin
Susan rogers
Wally staford
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Reply #17 posted 04/02/19 11:53pm

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Kirk. Morris Hayes. Tyka. Neal Karlen (hopefully this year). Larry Graham.

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Reply #18 posted 04/03/19 8:21am

TheTruth123

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Reply #19 posted 04/03/19 8:23am

TheTruth123

I bet many people would love a salacious book from Andy but won’t say it. From what we know anyway his last openly acknowledged muse and sexual connection. But his song says she’ll take it to her grave (if that’s who he was talking about).
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Reply #20 posted 04/03/19 8:48am

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TheTruth123 said:

I bet many people would love a salacious book from Andy but won’t say it. From what we know anyway his last openly acknowledged muse and sexual connection. But his song says she’ll take it to her grave (if that’s who he was talking about).


I would read that!

I think Larry Graham would be fascinating too as he and prince connected at such a pivotal time in princes personal life and I truly think he is a genuine gentleman. He did a tribute for prince with the time and mark Ronson and it was his performance that made me cry.
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Reply #21 posted 04/03/19 9:13am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

TheTruth123 said:

I bet many people would love a salacious book from Andy but won’t say it. From what we know anyway his last openly acknowledged muse and sexual connection. But his song says she’ll take it to her grave (if that’s who he was talking about).


I would read that!

I think Larry Graham would be fascinating too as he and prince connected at such a pivotal time in princes personal life and I truly think he is a genuine gentleman. He did a tribute for prince with the time and mark Ronson and it was his performance that made me cry.


Yes we saw that around here some time ago.
Andy most likely wasn’t his last sexual connection but she could shed light on what he was like in that aspect as well as emotionally and who he was. Their connection seemed strange, an obsession/muse thing and fantastic music. I think Prince loved the chase and a lot of games went on which she felt bad for later. But we go through those things to mature in life.
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Reply #22 posted 04/03/19 9:55am

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I would have thought Jill Jones' insight would be the most interesting. Failing that, Andre, Bobby or Morris Hayes.
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Reply #23 posted 04/03/19 10:27am

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There's really only one I'd be interested in: Alan Leeds.

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Reply #24 posted 04/03/19 10:59am

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I would love a joint Engineers book 1977-1989 1990-2000 2000 -

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Reply #25 posted 04/03/19 11:14am

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TheTruth123 said:

I bet many people would love a salacious book from Andy but won’t say it. From what we know anyway his last openly acknowledged muse and sexual connection. But his song says she’ll take it to her grave (if that’s who he was talking about).

wait, what?


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Reply #26 posted 04/03/19 11:27am

RJOrion

Andre Cymone
Dez Dickerson (another one)
Chris Moon
Jill Jones
Kirk Johnson
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Reply #27 posted 04/03/19 12:52pm

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TheTruth123 said:

I bet many people would love a salacious book from Andy but won’t say it. From what we know anyway his last openly acknowledged muse and sexual connection. But his song says she’ll take it to her grave (if that’s who he was talking about).

Judith Hill was his last.

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Reply #28 posted 04/03/19 1:12pm

42Kristen

I do not know. Maybe it should be someone who knew him very well

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Reply #29 posted 04/03/19 1:13pm

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IstenSzek said:

TheTruth123 said:

I bet many people would love a salacious book from Andy but won’t say it. From what we know anyway his last openly acknowledged muse and sexual connection. But his song says she’ll take it to her grave (if that’s who he was talking about).

wait, what?


I think the above reference is alluding to lyrics in "2 Y. 2 D.":

"...The world can only wonder right up until
They hear the juicy gossip that’s in her will
Till then we can just pretend that she’s

Old enuff 2 do ya [x3]
But she’s just 2 young 2 dare
2 young 2 dare [x4]"

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