Remembering Prince, dead at 57

Prince performs during the 'Pepsi Halftime Show' at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Prince was an icon.

He was one of the greatest performers in the history of popular music.

Prince has passed away at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Few musicians were able to straddle the line between pop artist and rock musician as the man born Prince Rogers Nelson, but with his incredible songwriting skills and unparalleled guitar chops, Prince was a diverse entity who kicked against the pricks and made music how he wanted, on his own terms, often to the detriment of his own record sales and popularity.

After ruling the 80s with songs like Little Red Corvette, Purple Reign, Let’s Go Crazy and U Got The Look (to name a scant few), the 90s found him changing his name to a symbol and writing slave on his face, as he rallied against his record label.

From a commercial and artistic perspective, Prince made a huge comeback in the 2000s with albums like Musciology and 3121, along with an incredible performance at the Super Bowl, cementing a legacy that few ever questioned.

Rest in peace, Prince.

Prince – Creep at Coachella 2008
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others – While My Guitar Gently Weeps