Music Monday and Little Red Corvette ~ #RIP #Prince

Last week was a tough one for the music world — again. We lost another innovative, larger-than-life artist.

Prince has worn many hats over the years, including singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and film director.

As a musician, he was impossible to define. Even his passion for the colour purple and adoption of a symbol as his new name could not detract from his music. Whether he played rock, pop, or funk, he was the consummate performer.

There was no other musical artist like Prince.

Along with his own hits, Prince also wrote many songs for other artists. Here are just a few you may know: Fleetwood Mac’s “Stand Back;” Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U;” and the Bangles’ “Manic Monday.”

Purple Rain was not just the soundtrack of Prince’s quasi-biographical film; it formed part of the soundtrack of my young adulthood.

purple rain

I know Prince is fondly remembered by friend and writer, Sue Nador of The Relationship Deal. In 1984, she had her first date with the man who is now her husband. It was to see the film, Purple Rain. Sue requested today’s song “Little Red Corvette,” and I was happy to oblige.

Given all the tributes in just a few days, it’s obvious Prince and his music meant a lot to many people.

Rest in peace, Prince. You will be missed.

~ eden

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10 responses to “Music Monday and Little Red Corvette ~ #RIP #Prince

  1. suenador

    Oh my gosh, this is so great of you Eden!!! I listened to Little Red Corvette about 12 times today already, but your video find is the best! The intensity, the dance moves, the voice….he was amazing, and always will be!!! xo

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    • Ha Sue, of course. I knew I would do a blog as a tribute to Prince. I just didn’t know which song to use and then you gave it to me. 🙂

      Prince will surely be missed by many. xo
      eden

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  2. Larry Enright

    🙂

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  3. Another huge loss. I didn’t know he’d written Manic Monday.

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  4. Mae

    Eden, you’ve captured it so well. I didn’t realize he wrote for many other artists. He will be missed but his music will live on. RIP Prince.

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  5. His song ‘7’ is inextricably linked to some of my favorite memories from college. Bone deep happiness kind of stuff. It’s maybe not his best known or objectively best songs, but there it is, always in my heart and the first song I played when I heard he was gone.

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