Ok readers – it’s time for a Pop Quiz. Ready?
The phenomenal 80s albums Purple Rain, Parade and Around the World in a Day were recorded by whom?
If your answer is ‘Prince,’ then please head to the back of the class and receive five demerits.
Without a doubt Prince, the solo artist, is a musical GENIUS. But together with his band, his genius expands. In 1984, the multi-racial, sexually ambiguous, mysteriously cool group of men and women known as The Revolution represented a musical and social utopia. It’s a powerful thing to see oneself represented on TV and film and whether you were male or female, black or white, straight or gay – or somewhere in between – you could see a cooler version of yourself reflected in the band’s line-up.
Every time I saw Purple Rain (at least 3 times that summer) …
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