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20 Year Anniversary of this legendary performance

Prince appeared on Séptimo November 22, 1999. The show was about 38 minutes long and he performed only a handful of songs.

Baby Knows

Prettyman

Love... Thy Will B Done (with Motherless Child)

The Jam

Everyday People

The video is on YouTube. This was a favorite performance. This is a favorite. PrinceVault lists the players as:


Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (vox, guitar), Kirk Johnson (drums), Larry Graham (bass, vox), Morris Hayes (keyboards), Kip Blackshire (keyboards, vox), Mike Scott (guitar), Michael Nelson (trombone), Dave Jensen (trumpet), Kathy J. (baritone saxophone) (The horn section is collectively known as 'The Hornheadz'

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Reply #1 posted 11/22/19 10:00pm

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I think it was filmed that night in 1999 but didnt air until August??


I dunno. Help me out.

Nonetheless, this version of Motherless Child is iconic.

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Reply #2 posted 11/22/19 10:05pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



I think it was filmed that night in 1999 but didnt air until August??


I dunno. Help me out.

Nonetheless, this version of Motherless Child is iconic.


Seems so, PrinceVault says, "This show was to be broadcast on the day of recording, but due to production problems broadcast was put on hold. It finally aired in August 2000."

WTF kind of production problems keeps a pre-taped segment from airing for 10 months?

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Reply #3 posted 11/23/19 8:16am

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well if the rumors of what happened behind the scenes before the show are true it might be other than technical reasons... more personal grudges? Dunno.

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Reply #4 posted 11/23/19 9:36am

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ufoclub said:

well if the rumors of what happened behind the scenes before the show are true it might be other than technical reasons... more personal grudges? Dunno.

Which rumors? The only thing I remember was that it was the final appearance that he and Mayte had together.

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Reply #5 posted 11/23/19 7:48pm

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TrcikyChristopher said:

ufoclub said:

well if the rumors of what happened behind the scenes before the show are true it might be other than technical reasons... more personal grudges? Dunno.

Which rumors? The only thing I remember was that it was the final appearance that he and Mayte had together.

The host of the talk show lost his temper when he heard that Prince was cancelling his performance(maybe wanting to do an interview?), and he actually gripped Prince by the collar and told him he better play. And Prince supposedly said "don't you know who I am?". And then I guess Prince did play.

Someone back me up... it was on here and other Prince fanatic places on the web back in the day.

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Reply #6 posted 11/23/19 7:51pm

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"Insider information on Prince concert at "Septimo de Caballeria" (1999, Spanish tv)

Hi,

I have been reading a biography of Miguel Bosé (Miguel Bosé. Con tu nombre de beso, by Javier Menéndez Flores), a Spanish singer who was the director of the Spanish musical tv show "Septimo de Caballería". This book (published in Spain in November 2003) is based on interviews with Bosé. In p. 2002, there is an interesting part describing the history behind Prince concert for Septimo in 1999, that has been widely discussed before in price.org. I'll try to translate it properly here. I'm not saying this is the real story or not, it is simply the version of the show director.

..."Besides, in this show appeared big music stars, as Madonna, sir Mick Jagger, Prince... With the later, Miguel Bosé had a strong discussion, as when the Minneapolis musician, author of the classic "Purple Rain", visited our contry, he should have thought he was in Burundi (with all my respect to that African republic), and he showed a star attitude that ended by set on edge the Spanish (Bose).
Miguel told me about that incident, with retrospective humour: "The night before his appearance in the show (lodged at the Palace hotel, Madrid), he did'nt sleep at all. Some detectives have sent him a video where you could see her wife and Joaquin Cortes touching up by the streets of Marbella. Next morning, she arrived to Madrid... bad thing. And, sure, with that and other things, we footed the bill. It was amazing. They woke me up at seven in the morning to explain me the story, and I was able to speak with him by phone because he did'nt want to come to the show, when the contracts were already signed. He didn't want to play live, nor doing lyp synching, nor singing his hits.. "The Artist doesn't do them anymore", he said. It seemed pathetic to me.. He's a rude, unpresentable guy. He's a genius, but... I caught him (already in the show) by the lapel and put him out of the truck. "Nobody ever did that to me!", he said. "It was about time for someone to do it", I responded. "But, who are you?", he asked. "Look, someone more important than you in this country. And you are now in this land. Shut up, stop." "More important than me...?!", he shouted. And I sed: "Yes". "I'm very famous!" "I'm selling more", I stopped him. He believes his God. He did not receive Pedro Almodovar, who was also invited to the show, and Pedro, in spite of having a commitment in Salamanca, did'nt want to leave because the thing was so hot and there was such tension and conflict...
We wrote notary act stating that all instruments arrived and were set up.. Everything. The thing started at seven in the morning and ended at three in the morning of the following day, already with big inssults. He played a lot with my balls. I started with a menace of a suit, that in America is a magic word: "I'll suit you". At the end, I told him: "I'm not going to interview you because i am not going to put my credibility in risk". "Then, nobody is going to speak with me?" "Nobody". "Then, the show has ended", he said. "The show ends when I say so, as I am the director". "I'm leaving". "So leave. I'm wishing you are gone six hours ago". He was mad. He told me: "I don't understand how people like REM, Madonna, Alanis Morrisette.. All these guys, friends of mine, could be here and speak so well of this show", because he called Madonna and Michael Stipe. And I said: "So ask to them...". And then, suddenly, he exploded: "But I'm not Madonna... I'm the Artist". And I said him: "Guy... you have a fucking problem in your mind. Well. A guy ungrateful of life, with complex of Napoleon... A rare bug. And racist! He did't want black bodyguards, he wanted them whites!""
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Reply #7 posted 11/25/19 8:39am

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ufoclub said:

"Insider information on Prince concert at "Septimo de Caballeria" (1999, Spanish tv)

Hi,

I have been reading a biography of Miguel Bosé (Miguel Bosé. Con tu nombre de beso, by Javier Menéndez Flores), a Spanish singer who was the director of the Spanish musical tv show "Septimo de Caballería". This book (published in Spain in November 2003) is based on interviews with Bosé. In p. 2002, there is an interesting part describing the history behind Prince concert for Septimo in 1999, that has been widely discussed before in price.org. I'll try to translate it properly here. I'm not saying this is the real story or not, it is simply the version of the show director.

..."Besides, in this show appeared big music stars, as Madonna, sir Mick Jagger, Prince... With the later, Miguel Bosé had a strong discussion, as when the Minneapolis musician, author of the classic "Purple Rain", visited our contry, he should have thought he was in Burundi (with all my respect to that African republic), and he showed a star attitude that ended by set on edge the Spanish (Bose).
Miguel told me about that incident, with retrospective humour: "The night before his appearance in the show (lodged at the Palace hotel, Madrid), he did'nt sleep at all. Some detectives have sent him a video where you could see her wife and Joaquin Cortes touching up by the streets of Marbella. Next morning, she arrived to Madrid... bad thing. And, sure, with that and other things, we footed the bill. It was amazing. They woke me up at seven in the morning to explain me the story, and I was able to speak with him by phone because he did'nt want to come to the show, when the contracts were already signed. He didn't want to play live, nor doing lyp synching, nor singing his hits.. "The Artist doesn't do them anymore", he said. It seemed pathetic to me.. He's a rude, unpresentable guy. He's a genius, but... I caught him (already in the show) by the lapel and put him out of the truck. "Nobody ever did that to me!", he said. "It was about time for someone to do it", I responded. "But, who are you?", he asked. "Look, someone more important than you in this country. And you are now in this land. Shut up, stop." "More important than me...?!", he shouted. And I sed: "Yes". "I'm very famous!" "I'm selling more", I stopped him. He believes his God. He did not receive Pedro Almodovar, who was also invited to the show, and Pedro, in spite of having a commitment in Salamanca, did'nt want to leave because the thing was so hot and there was such tension and conflict...
We wrote notary act stating that all instruments arrived and were set up.. Everything. The thing started at seven in the morning and ended at three in the morning of the following day, already with big inssults. He played a lot with my balls. I started with a menace of a suit, that in America is a magic word: "I'll suit you". At the end, I told him: "I'm not going to interview you because i am not going to put my credibility in risk". "Then, nobody is going to speak with me?" "Nobody". "Then, the show has ended", he said. "The show ends when I say so, as I am the director". "I'm leaving". "So leave. I'm wishing you are gone six hours ago". He was mad. He told me: "I don't understand how people like REM, Madonna, Alanis Morrisette.. All these guys, friends of mine, could be here and speak so well of this show", because he called Madonna and Michael Stipe. And I said: "So ask to them...". And then, suddenly, he exploded: "But I'm not Madonna... I'm the Artist". And I said him: "Guy... you have a fucking problem in your mind. Well. A guy ungrateful of life, with complex of Napoleon... A rare bug. And racist! He did't want black bodyguards, he wanted them whites!""

tell me there is a recording of this clash? is it somewhere? eek

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Reply #8 posted 11/25/19 3:16pm

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ufoclub said:

"Insider information on Prince concert at "Septimo de Caballeria" (1999, Spanish tv)

Hi,

I have been reading a biography of Miguel Bosé (Miguel Bosé. Con tu nombre de beso, by Javier Menéndez Flores), a Spanish singer who was the director of the Spanish musical tv show "Septimo de Caballería". This book (published in Spain in November 2003) is based on interviews with Bosé. In p. 2002, there is an interesting part describing the history behind Prince concert for Septimo in 1999, that has been widely discussed before in price.org. I'll try to translate it properly here. I'm not saying this is the real story or not, it is simply the version of the show director.

..."Besides, in this show appeared big music stars, as Madonna, sir Mick Jagger, Prince... With the later, Miguel Bosé had a strong discussion, as when the Minneapolis musician, author of the classic "Purple Rain", visited our contry, he should have thought he was in Burundi (with all my respect to that African republic), and he showed a star attitude that ended by set on edge the Spanish (Bose).
Miguel told me about that incident, with retrospective humour: "The night before his appearance in the show (lodged at the Palace hotel, Madrid), he did'nt sleep at all. Some detectives have sent him a video where you could see her wife and Joaquin Cortes touching up by the streets of Marbella. Next morning, she arrived to Madrid... bad thing. And, sure, with that and other things, we footed the bill. It was amazing. They woke me up at seven in the morning to explain me the story, and I was able to speak with him by phone because he did'nt want to come to the show, when the contracts were already signed. He didn't want to play live, nor doing lyp synching, nor singing his hits.. "The Artist doesn't do them anymore", he said. It seemed pathetic to me.. He's a rude, unpresentable guy. He's a genius, but... I caught him (already in the show) by the lapel and put him out of the truck. "Nobody ever did that to me!", he said. "It was about time for someone to do it", I responded. "But, who are you?", he asked. "Look, someone more important than you in this country. And you are now in this land. Shut up, stop." "More important than me...?!", he shouted. And I sed: "Yes". "I'm very famous!" "I'm selling more", I stopped him. He believes his God. He did not receive Pedro Almodovar, who was also invited to the show, and Pedro, in spite of having a commitment in Salamanca, did'nt want to leave because the thing was so hot and there was such tension and conflict...
We wrote notary act stating that all instruments arrived and were set up.. Everything. The thing started at seven in the morning and ended at three in the morning of the following day, already with big inssults. He played a lot with my balls. I started with a menace of a suit, that in America is a magic word: "I'll suit you". At the end, I told him: "I'm not going to interview you because i am not going to put my credibility in risk". "Then, nobody is going to speak with me?" "Nobody". "Then, the show has ended", he said. "The show ends when I say so, as I am the director". "I'm leaving". "So leave. I'm wishing you are gone six hours ago". He was mad. He told me: "I don't understand how people like REM, Madonna, Alanis Morrisette.. All these guys, friends of mine, could be here and speak so well of this show", because he called Madonna and Michael Stipe. And I said: "So ask to them...". And then, suddenly, he exploded: "But I'm not Madonna... I'm the Artist". And I said him: "Guy... you have a fucking problem in your mind. Well. A guy ungrateful of life, with complex of Napoleon... A rare bug. And racist! He did't want black bodyguards, he wanted them whites!""

OK, dude MIGHT have a point there, and yes, Prince could be extremely difficult , unpredictable and arrogant at times, but this dude was just plain rude, and he even seems to be proud of it.

I don´t believe for a second that he grabbed Prince by the collar. He sounds like he´s too full of himself and I don´t believe that this is the full story. It´s just his version of it.

I don´t even remember this incident but I do remember that Prince had a problem with Almodovar back then. Which is a bit strange considering how close Prince was with Penelope Cruz.

I doubt that Prince would have tolerated this kind of behaviour.

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