7: EP 7: Prince (Part 1) - Childhood to Purple Rain Era
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This week we explore the first of two chapters on the life and career of Prince. We take an in depth look at his childhood years and the moments that shaped him as a person and as a musician as he faces a number of physical, mental, financial and racial barriers growing up to releasing his debut album at just the age of 19. The highly talented multi-instrumentalist would go on to produce, write and play all the instruments on his first 5 albums, striking controversy due to his outrageous fashion sense, outlandish stage persona, his high falsetto vocals and his sexually explicit lyrics that often came under scrutiny. Prince would forge an image of his own by the mid 80's with his breakthrough album 1999 and his highly successful Purple Rain film, soundtrack and single cementing him as a household name and a star of the music industry.

We take a look at Prince's first 6 albums as well as exploring the meaning behind the lyrics as we take a look at songs such as I Wanna Be Your Lover, When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy, Purple Rain, The Beautiful One's, Little Red Corvette, 1999, I Would Die 4 U, Uptown, Controversy and many more.

Tune in to Part 2 of Prince's story as well as we explore the second half of Prince's career and the death of one of the greatest musicians to ever grace the stage.

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