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Purple Rain

June 13, 2020

“Purple Rain,” written by Prince, performed by Bruce Springsteen, 2016.

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Purple Rain

October 6, 2018

“Purple Rain,” written by Prince Rogers Nelson, performed by Leroy Justice. Makes a right fine country song, don’t it. Video directed by John Hyams.

Leroy Justice: Jason Gallagher (lead vocals, guitar), Josh Karis (percussion), Sloan Marshall (keyboard), Justin Mazer (slide guitar), Bradley Wegner (bass).

Leroy Justice website

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‘Good-night, sweet prince ….’

April 21, 2016


Version from the “Purple Rain” film soundtrack  here.

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ”
Hamlet, Act V Scene ii

Prince Rogers Nelson, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016.

More:

“Prince Dead at 57,” Kory Grow, Rolling Stone

“Fans leave flowers, touch Prince’s star on First Avenue’s wall,” Katie Humphrey and Emma Nelson, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Beyond Raspberry Berets: What Prince Left Behind,” Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian

“We’ll Never Understand Prince, and That’s Why We Love Him, Brian Raftery, Wired

“Tributes to Prince spring up across the US,” Associated Press

“Purple Pain: World Front Pages Mourn Prince’s Death,” Worldcrunch

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