Happy Birthday, Prince!

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Prince is 55 today (somehow). Here are some awesome videos, GIFs and articles about the great man.

One of the greatest entertainers and performers still with us, The Purple One celebrates his 55th birthday today and he’s still going strong. It’s looking like the rumours of a mini UK tour might actually be true and with the strength of his new band 3rd Eye Girl, there’s just no stopping the guy. From his debut album, For You, written, composed and produced by the man himself to the classic 80’s anthem Purple Rain and the infamous name change in the 90s, his colourful career cannot be ignored. We could wax lyrical for days about his life and musical history but instead, we’ll guide you towards some interesting reading, some hilarious GIFs and videos you may (or may not) have seen, considering his dislike to unauthorised footage of his work.

Reading

  1. The 20 best Prince songs you’ve never heard (The Guardian)
  2. Prince: The (New) Billboard Cover Story (Billboard)
  3. Prince: ‘I’m a musician. I am music’ (The Guardian)
  4. Pictures of Prince Doing Normal Stuff (Flavorwire)
  5. How About Some Impossibly Rare Vintage Minneapolis Funk – Possibly Featuring Prince? (Egotripland)

Watching