Happy Birthday, Prince!

Happy Birthday to singer and songwriter Prince. He would have been 60 years old today. I wish that he was here to celebrate his birthday with his fans and party like it's 1999. After I had finished my "Prince: A Music Legend Gone Too Soon" blog post, I went to YouTube and listened to some of Prince's music. And I watched a video of him perform Purple Rain from the movie of the same name. I was like, "Wow! I love this song." Now, I see why some people would say always that Purple Rain is their favorite song. Purple Rain peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was considered a signature song for Prince. To me, when I watched this video, I felt like I wanted to take the light off of my cell phone (if I ever get one) and just waved it up in the air while Prince was singing this song. And the way he played that guitar at the end was just amazing. I was like the guitar was doing all of the singing for him. Listen, I know that you're all sad that Prince is gone. Believe me, I feel the same way. But, we all should be happy and remember Prince's life by listening or dancing to his music like there's no tomorrow. Speaking of music, I saw an article on USA Today that a new album by Prince is going to be released on September 21. The album is titled Piano & A Microphone: 1983. It will feature nine unreleased tracks of Prince playing the piano in his home recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, recorded in 1983. It will also have early versions of Purple Rain, 17 Days and Strange Relationship and a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case Of You. The cover art is a rare photo of Prince backstage during the 1999 tour. It was taken by the singer's former photographer, Allen Beaulieu. You can read the article by clicking on the link below:

Prince, I miss you so much. You will never be forgotten. Whether you're singing to your hit songs at concerts for your fans or changing your name to an unrecognizable symbol (which he later confirmed to be the love symbol), you will always be the same Prince that we have come to know and love since the release of your debut album titled For You on April 7, 1978. So, happy birthday, Purple One. May you rest in peace.


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