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Old 21st April 2016, 20:27
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Now Prince has been collected by the Grim Reaper ...

Odd as he may have appeared I really enjoyed his work.Whether you like his music or not, he was a musical genius an incredibly talented bloke.

He was like Marvin Gaye in his outstanding creativity, could play many instruments, knew how to produce a song and had his own very unique musical style that could only be identified as 'Prince'. He knew how to make great songs, songs that blokes say are absolute classics and that made women identify with them, to feel the pureness of love and/or the sultry sex in the content, to feel sexy because of his music, not many can achieve this feat.

The impact that Prince has made not only to the history and development of music but also to the lives of millions with his gift of song is beyond that of what words could describe. He may be gone but millions will continue to love his music and his influence will continue to inspire many other artists for many years to come.

The Grim Reaper is being merciless when it comes to celebrities in 2016!
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Old 21st April 2016, 20:31
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Is it me or is this year starting to seem a bit weird with people I consider to still be on the young side going before their time ?

At 69 I'm starting to think I've been dealt two aces and two eights.

Prince doing George Harrison's classic 'While my Guitar Gently Weeps.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7INsVaR-S-w
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Old 21st April 2016, 20:35
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Prince doing George Harrison's classic 'While my Guitar Gently Weeps.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7INsVaR-S-w
I was just running that when I knocked out the original post:
..............a classic!
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Old 21st April 2016, 21:15
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Post 1 sums the guy up nicely Willincity. Only thing I would add is that those outside the genre if you like might have scoffed at what might be seen as his idiosyncrasies, such as changing his name, using a symbol to be identified by, belting out vast amounts of albums in a short space of time purely to get out of a record deal. All of which were in fact protests and rebellions against big business in music. He will be missed in music. For my money he was miles ahead of Michael Jackson in talent, some might say not a fair comparison, but Prince to me was a far more consummate musician. There wasn't many instruments he couldn't play.
That great gig in the sky just got a bit greater.
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Old 21st April 2016, 22:29
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Old 22nd April 2016, 09:34
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Sad to hear it and RIP but, honestly, I just never got him and never knew what all the fuss was about.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 09:48
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Likewise. Could not stand the man or his so-called music but a shame all the same. RIP.

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Old 22nd April 2016, 10:01
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Very sad news. He was a true originator. Like him or loathe him (I liked most of his music) he was a one-off, which is a rarer and rarer thing in the music industry. RIP
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Old 22nd April 2016, 10:09
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Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 10:31
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so why the the fuss another high class druggie gone
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Old 22nd April 2016, 11:04
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so why the the fuss another high class druggie gone
Not needed - please read: https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=57338
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Old 22nd April 2016, 11:49
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Face it boys,some of these men were knocking on we`ve all got friends,old shipmates,who didn`t make old bones.Tony dead at 19 playing football from a previously undiagnosed heart problem,Mark 18,dead in the back of taxi pissed and inhaling his own vomit,Jan at 25 found on deck unconscious in port,assumed drunk and put to bed to die of head injuries caused by a fall.Saddest of all because it was so farcical Michael died in bed having pissed on a faulty electric blanket.Tony 54 complained of back trouble for a year turned out to have cancer and died quickly and perhaps most pointedly Simon 56 caught a cold,turned to flu then pneumonia and died in hospital.We`re never going to get out of here alive.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 12:27
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I couldn't name one of Prince's songs. Do we know if he OD'd or died of AIDS?

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Old 22nd April 2016, 12:32
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Never mind Prince, It has just been announced that Chopper the Chimp who played Ada in the PG Tips adverts has died this morning aged 48 years! Multi Talented ape! RIP!
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Old 22nd April 2016, 13:02
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He was clogged up with Tea-Leaves "Tony Hancock Quote".
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Old 22nd April 2016, 14:06
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Like a lot of people, he chose the lifestyle and knew the probable consequences. Others within the public eye, do their best to entertain or amuse the the rest of us, without living a fraught lifestyle, yet still die and are sadly missed - Victoria Wood is a prime example and a person who I,at least, can feel sympathy for. Not de-riding 'Prince' in any way, just expressing a personal view.


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Old 22nd April 2016, 14:14
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This last year or so as seen the sad demise of so many well known people do you think they all know something,a particular large harvest for the grim reaper.KYPROS
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Old 22nd April 2016, 15:21
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Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll.
Not too much of the first, the second is now for blood pressure only and, as for the third, I can still 'make a fool of myself' at parties....
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Old 22nd April 2016, 17:00
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Radio stations are full of tributes to Prince since his death. Although some songs he wrote for other artists, such as Sinead O'Connor and The Bangles, are easy to listen to, most of his own recordings just passed me by, because I either retuned the radio or turned it off after several bars of tuneless repetition.
However, he is highly respected by other professional musicians and singers, so the fact that he did nothing for me doesn't mean that his untimely death shouldn't be acknowledged with all due respect.
The artist formerly known as Prince, is now the former artist who was Prince.

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Old 22nd April 2016, 19:35
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Can't understand some of you guys posting derogatory comments that are as yet unfounded. With respect to the dead if you ain't got owt at nice to say about them, then don't say it at all, go to stormy weather and start a thread there, this one is supposed to be for obituaries to pay ones respects.
C'mon boys we're supposed to be better than that.
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Old 23rd April 2016, 00:27
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Sorry for his family and friends. Not my cup of tea.

The words legend, hero and veteran have a much wider use in the US than in Europe.
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Old 23rd April 2016, 03:07
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I was not exactly a great lover of his music, though it used to work well in disco's that I used to do.

However, I never knew that he was such a talented guitar player, untill I saw this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y (With apologies to Bob Clay.)
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No apologies needed. I've always been a fan of George Harrison's music, and he paid good tribute to it here.
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Old 23rd April 2016, 07:48
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Although I was not a huge fan of Prince, some of his music I liked very much.
I was 16 or 17 when 1999 came out and yeah, it was a very good record.
Prince, like the Police or The Clash (and so many others!) was part of my youth and his passing does leave me a bit saddened. Kind of like a piece of my past is erased, difficult to explain.
With that said, I am disappointed to hear his death could be drug related.
When, when, when will people realize they simply cannot tame that dragon that is drug dependence and addiction? So much talent taken from us over the decades, it is very depressing to think about some times.
Granted, I was no angel myself. Used to be a heavy hitter with the booze and loved to catch a buzz from some reefer. But, that was it. I never ventured into the harder stuff.
Maybe I was just lucky. I really do not know.
Anyway, I digress.
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Old 23rd April 2016, 18:31
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Can't understand some of you guys posting derogatory comments that are as yet unfounded. With respect to the dead if you ain't got owt at nice to say about them, then don't say it at all, go to stormy weather and start a thread there, this one is supposed to be for obituaries to pay ones respects.
C'mon boys we're supposed to be better than that.
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