By Minnesota Public Radio
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Prince Rogers Nelson left this universe behind on April 21, 2016, leaving fans worldwide in mourning. Maybe nowhere in the world has felt this loss as profoundly than Prince's home state of Minnesota. And to The Current, a radio station from Minnesota Public Radio, Prince was more than an artist, he was our friend. That’s why, in memory of the Purple One, we’re sharing the many conversations we’ve had with musicians, critics, reporters and more about Prince: his life, his music and his legacy.
||CleanPrince's half-sister Sharon: Preserving the Nelson legacy "at the top of her bucket list"||Just before the release of her father's posthumous album 'Don't Play With Love,' Prince's half-sister Sharon Nelson tells The Current how she found their dad's old sheet music, who wrote the "Purpl...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobyne Robinson remembers Prince's Vikings song, playful side||Robyne Robinson is a former TV news anchor and is currently the director of arts and culture at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. During her time as a news anchor, Robinson enjoyed a prof...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis calls the Twin Cities home||3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis does an interview with Jim McGuinn, Andrea Swensson and Tom Weber on Minnesota Public Radio. 'There is a whole mix of emotions I am feeling,' Grantis says. 'Just ...||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: André Cymone's dad was in a band with Prince's dad||André Cymone does an interview with Jim McGuinn, Andrea Swensson and Tom Weber on Minnesota Public Radio.||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Did I dream that?': Artist Peyton remembers Prince, Glam Slam, Paisley Park in the '90s||Artist Peyton Scott Russell first encountered Prince in the 1990s, when Peyton showed work at the Glam Slam nightclub and helped decorate Paisley Park for Prince's wedding reception. When Prince di...||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoger Linn, inventor of the LM-1 drum machine, talks Prince and "When Doves Cry"||Roger Linn, inventor of the LM-1 Drum Computer, discusses Prince's use of his instrument on "When Doves Cry" and more.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Important & Necessary
Prince is about 10yrs older than me. As a musician, he’s always been like a cool crazy big cousin teaching me lessons all my life. I’ve always wondered who he was beyond the mystique, and this does EXACTLY that!
Thank you 🙏🏾