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Subject: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/16 at 10:27 pm

November 4th 1984, Prince played the first of seven nights at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan at the start of his 87-date North American Purple Rain tour. The outing marked the live debut of his new band The Revolution.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 6:38 pm

November 9th 1991, Prince and the New Power Generation started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Cream', a No.15 hit in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 6:46 am

November 10th 2006 - In Las Vegas, Prince debuted his new show at the club 3121. The club had been renamed from Club Rio.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 7:21 am

November 10th 1979 - Prince's single "I Wanna Be Your Lover" hit #5 on the U.S. R&B chart.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 7:45 am

November 11th 1982, Prince kicked off his 87-date '1999' North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 6:24 pm

November 24th 1994 - Prince performed "Peach" on the European MTV Awards. He claimed the song was a "cover tune by a good friend."

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 5:36 am

December 1st 1987 - Prince decided to cancel the release of "The Black Album." It was only a week away from release.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 7:47 am

December 1st 1978 - Prince's single "I Wanna Be Your Lover" hit #1 on the U.S. R&B chart.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 4:55 pm

December 1st 1993 - Prince's albums "The Hits/The B-Sides", "The Hits I" were certified gold by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 8:04 pm

December 2nd 1993 - Prince's album "The Hits I" was certified gold by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 8:33 pm

December 2nd 2006 - Prince signed a licensing agreement for the release of the perfume "3121."

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 5:32 pm

December 3rd 1987 - Prince began recording the album "Lovesexy."

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 6:38 pm

December 3rd 1995 - Prince opened the inaugural VH1 Fashion Awards. He lip-synched the song P-Control (Housemix).

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 9:28 pm

December 4th 1980, Prince played the first night on his 31 date Dirty Mind North American tour at Shea’s in Buffalo, New York. After being told by his managers he couldn't wear spandex pants without any underwear, Prince began performing in a long trench coat, black high heeled boots and leggings, and bikini brief trunks.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 9:53 pm

December 5th 1984 - Prince's single "Purple Rain" was certified gold by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 10:12 pm

December 5th 1988 - Prince's album "Lovesexy" was certified gold by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 7:16 am

December 6th 1991 - Steve Fargnoli filed a $5 million suit against Prince alleging that the song "Jughead" was about him.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 6:20 pm

December 6th 1993 - Prince's video "The Hits Collection" was certified gold by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 2:04 am

1995 - Prince's album "The Gold Experience" was certified gold by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 9:11 pm

December 7th 2010 - Prince was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 8:14 am

December 8th 1984 - The video for Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You" was aired on "American Bandstand." The song was originally written and performed by Prince.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 7:59 am

December 9th 1981 - Prince's concert in Houston, TX, was filmed for a planned documentary. The documentary was never released.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 7:58 pm

December 31st 1999 - "Rave Un2 The Joy 2000" was aired. Prince had recorded the show on December 18, 1999 at Paisley Park Studios.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 6:50 pm

January 11th 1983 - Prince's album "1999" was certified gold by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 7:51 am

March 15th 1986, The Bangles were at No.2 on the UK singles chart with 'Manic Monday', a song written by Prince under the pseudonym Christopher, it also made No.2 in the US, held of No.1 by Prince with 'Kiss'.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/17 at 5:59 pm

April 15th 2016 - Prince's private jet made an emergency landing in Quad City, IL. Prince was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 5:07 pm

April 16th 1994, Prince had his first UK No.1 with 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World', (his 37th single release). It was his first release since changing his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 10:43 pm

May 3rd 2001 - Prince appeared on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. He also made an appearance the next night.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 12:36 am

May 4th 1994 - Prince was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry and he performed "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" at the 6th annual World Music Awards in Monte Carlos, Monaco.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 12:02 pm

August 12th 1986, Prince started a run of five nights at Wembley Arena, London, his first UK shows for five years.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 3:47 am

August 17th 1983 - Prince's song "Delirious" was released.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 7:55 am

August 23rd 1994 - Prince released the home video "3 Chains O' Gold."

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 7:33 am

August 24th 1979 - "I Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince was released. It was his first U.S. hit.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 11:34 am

September 2nd 1981 - The single "Controversy" was released by Prince.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/17 at 11:42 pm

September 3rd 1994 - Prince/The Artist appeared on "Soul Train" as the bass player for Nona Gaye on the song "Love Sign."

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 1:33 pm

October 8th 1980 - Prince released the album "Dirty Mind".

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 12:09 pm

October 12th 2016, Prince and David Bowie were both new entries in the latest list of top-earning dead celebrities compiled by Forbes. Prince's pre-tax income from 1 October 2015 to 1 October 2016 was estimated at $25m (£20.5m) by the business magazine, putting him fifth in the list. Bowie, meanwhile, was ranked at 11th for an estimated income of $10.5m (£8.5m). Both, however, are dwarfed by Michael Jackson who topped the list once again with a record-breaking estimated income of $825m (£672.8m).

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 8:36 am

October 19th 1979 - Prince's second album "Prince" was released.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 9:21 am

November 9th 1991, Prince and the New Power Generation started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Cream', a No.15 hit in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/19 at 6:56 am

November 2nd 1990 - "Graffiti Bridge," Prince's fourth film, co-starring Tevin Campbell and Mavis Staples opened.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/20 at 11:09 am

January 29th 1982 - Prince and the Revolution appeared on TV's "Solid Gold." The entire 1999 tour stage set-up was used and the song was lip-synched.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 5:08 pm

February 25th 1999 - Prince filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that included selling bootlegged recordings and offering unauthorized song downloads.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 6:39 pm

March 31st 1987, Prince released his ninth studio album Sign o' the Times, the set featured the title tack, 'if I Was Your Girlfriend' and 'U Got the Look', (with Sheena Easton). In 1989, Time Out magazine ranked it as the greatest album of all time.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/20 at 4:32 pm

April 16th 1994, Prince had his first UK No.1 with 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World', (his 37th single release). It was his first release since changing his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Howard on 04/21/20 at 7:50 am

Today marks the 4th anniversary of Prince's passing.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 8:05 am


Today marks the 4th anniversary of Prince's passing.  :\'(
Prince was found dead at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, after Police were summoned to his Paisley Park estate and found his body in a lift. The acclaimed and influential musician became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times and recorded more than 30 albums.

:\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/20 at 10:18 am

June 1st 1985, Prince & The Revolution started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Around The World In A Day.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 7:57 am

June 2nd 1981, Prince made his live British debut at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, (he would not play the UK again for five years).

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/20 at 1:36 pm

June 25th 1984, Prince released his sixth studio album “Purple Rain” the first to feature his band the Revolution, and the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. The first two singles from the album, 'When Doves Cry' and 'Let's Go Crazy', topped the US singles charts, and were hits around the world, while the title track went to No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/20 at 10:36 am

July 26th 1984 - Prince's movie "Purple Rain" premiered in Hollywood, CA.

Subject: Re: Today in Prince (and The Revolution) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/20 at 7:26 am

August 31st 1984, 'Purple Rain' the movie-starring Prince opened at cinemas across the UK with special late night previews. The film grossed more than US $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic.

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