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memories of the ’80s – When Doves Cry by Prince and The Revolution

The summer of 1984 was all about Prince, with his first film and the lead single from the soundtrack of Purple Rain dominating the airwaves: When Doves Cry. Prince was asked by the Purple Rain’s director Albert Magnoli to write … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – I Feel For You by Chaka Khan

Written by Prince but performed by Chaka Khan, this song became a hit thanks to radio and music video: I Feel For You. Prince wrote the song in 1979 for his self-titled album, and had offered the song to singer … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince

The end of the 1970s was the beginning of a music career for Prince Nelson Rogers, with his first hit single I Wanna Be Your Lover. Working on the follow-up to his debut album, Prince released his second album For … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Apollonia 6

As Prince dominated the ’80s music scene, he also created a long list of protegĂ©s – and after Vanity, he was soon creating Apollonia 6. After a dispute with Prince in 1983, Denise Matthews aka Vanity, the lead singer of Vanity … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Purple Rain

All things pop culture collided with the release of Purple Rain starring Prince – drama, style and music. Produced and written by Albert Magnoli, the film was created to showcase the unique talents of Prince in his debut film. Extended … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Sheila E.

For this drummer and percussionist, a fortuitous meeting led to touring the world with Prince and the A listers of ’80s music. Sheila Escovedo known by her stage name Sheila E. made drumming the focus, and her sexy style kept … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Sheena Easton

This wee Scottish siren took the radio airwaves by storm – and all because of she wanted to be in The Big Time. Born Sheena Shirley Orr, the young Scot was inspired by seeing Barbra Streisand in The Way We … Continue reading

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