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Get to know the "Real" Prince - Behind the Music Here's Just a Taste What You'll See In This Rare Prince Biography: Image and Controversy Although controversial pop stars were not a first at the time when Prince was achieving fame, he was certainly the first artist to encompass so many qualities. Journalist Nik Cohn described him as "rock's greatest ever Get to know the "Real" Prince - Behind the Music Here's Just a Taste What You'll See In This Rare Prince Biography: Image and Controversy Although controversial pop stars were not a first at the time when Prince was achieving fame, he was certainly the first artist to encompass so many qualities. Journalist Nik Cohn described him as "rock's greatest ever natural talent”. And rightly so: he was at the same time a music prodigy (a skilled multi-instrumentalist with an incredible wide voice range), a showman and also a completely new kind of sex symbol; he became so not by exaggerating, but by defying the norms of gender and racial signifiers. His androgynous look and sensual stage presence added to a flamboyant style that was mainly dominated by flashy costumes and, in the words of the LA Times, ubiquitous purple.A lot of Prince's songs were just as provocative as his stage presence. One of his songs in particular, Darling Nikki, prompted a group of people to start a censorship organization called, Parents Music Resource Center (P.M.R.C.). The track was using description of grinding ludicrous acts such as masturbating, which made many listeners uncomfortable (to say the least). Prince however, knowing that every kind of publicity is good publicity, continued to release various other singles with the same themes. Some of these most memorable releases include: Around The World In A Day, Parade, Love Sexy, and Batman. Personal Life Little is known about Prince’s personal life. Contrary to his hedonistic stage presence, he was a rather reserved person, preferring to spend his time at his compound in Paisley Park, avoiding the lights of publicity. We do know however that he was involved in romantic relationships with celebrities as Kim Basinger, Vanity, Sheila E (with whom he worked together on two of her albums), Carmen Electra, Susanna Hoffs, Anna Fantastic, Sherilyn Fenn, Susan Moonsie of Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. Prince was engaged to the singer-songwriter Susannah Melvoin in 1985. In 1996, in the age of 37, he married Mayte Garcia, a 22-year-old backup singer and dancer. Soon after they had a son, Boy Gregory; however, the baby boy was born with Pfeiffer Syndrome and died just a week later. Mayte later revealed that the couple lost another baby. People Are Raving About This Book! There would be nobody else like Prince. And I somehow found solace by reading this book. - Victor D. Feng This book will give you very good information on how Prince was as a person and an artist. - Donna Carr If you are grieving like me, I believe that knowing more about his life will give you more comfort and that this book will give you just that. - Daniel Baker New Power Generation, that was what his previous band was called and their musical influences involved r&b, hip-hop and soul and I should’ve known about that. But I didn’t, and thanks to this book I was able to uncover much more information about Prince that I have not known before. - Alma Birchfield Had information in it that I haven't read anywhere else.


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Get to know the "Real" Prince - Behind the Music Here's Just a Taste What You'll See In This Rare Prince Biography: Image and Controversy Although controversial pop stars were not a first at the time when Prince was achieving fame, he was certainly the first artist to encompass so many qualities. Journalist Nik Cohn described him as "rock's greatest ever Get to know the "Real" Prince - Behind the Music Here's Just a Taste What You'll See In This Rare Prince Biography: Image and Controversy Although controversial pop stars were not a first at the time when Prince was achieving fame, he was certainly the first artist to encompass so many qualities. Journalist Nik Cohn described him as "rock's greatest ever natural talent”. And rightly so: he was at the same time a music prodigy (a skilled multi-instrumentalist with an incredible wide voice range), a showman and also a completely new kind of sex symbol; he became so not by exaggerating, but by defying the norms of gender and racial signifiers. His androgynous look and sensual stage presence added to a flamboyant style that was mainly dominated by flashy costumes and, in the words of the LA Times, ubiquitous purple.A lot of Prince's songs were just as provocative as his stage presence. One of his songs in particular, Darling Nikki, prompted a group of people to start a censorship organization called, Parents Music Resource Center (P.M.R.C.). The track was using description of grinding ludicrous acts such as masturbating, which made many listeners uncomfortable (to say the least). Prince however, knowing that every kind of publicity is good publicity, continued to release various other singles with the same themes. Some of these most memorable releases include: Around The World In A Day, Parade, Love Sexy, and Batman. Personal Life Little is known about Prince’s personal life. Contrary to his hedonistic stage presence, he was a rather reserved person, preferring to spend his time at his compound in Paisley Park, avoiding the lights of publicity. We do know however that he was involved in romantic relationships with celebrities as Kim Basinger, Vanity, Sheila E (with whom he worked together on two of her albums), Carmen Electra, Susanna Hoffs, Anna Fantastic, Sherilyn Fenn, Susan Moonsie of Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. Prince was engaged to the singer-songwriter Susannah Melvoin in 1985. In 1996, in the age of 37, he married Mayte Garcia, a 22-year-old backup singer and dancer. Soon after they had a son, Boy Gregory; however, the baby boy was born with Pfeiffer Syndrome and died just a week later. Mayte later revealed that the couple lost another baby. People Are Raving About This Book! There would be nobody else like Prince. And I somehow found solace by reading this book. - Victor D. Feng This book will give you very good information on how Prince was as a person and an artist. - Donna Carr If you are grieving like me, I believe that knowing more about his life will give you more comfort and that this book will give you just that. - Daniel Baker New Power Generation, that was what his previous band was called and their musical influences involved r&b, hip-hop and soul and I should’ve known about that. But I didn’t, and thanks to this book I was able to uncover much more information about Prince that I have not known before. - Alma Birchfield Had information in it that I haven't read anywhere else.

36 review for Prince: A Secret Biography - A Rare Biography Of A Musical Legend - Purple Rain Music Icon (Prince Secret Biography - Purple Rain)

  1. 4 out of 5

    LuvGirl

    Lol! Are you kidding me! A magazine article is longer than this book! I doubt it was even 29 pages as it states. The words were soooo big. It was pratically a paragraph a page. This should have been free. This author was only screaming for a bad reviews with this sell. The Information is info anyone can find online. The reason why I even deemed to give it 2 stars is because the author seemed like a real Prince fan and nothing bad was said about Prince. Also the fact that it was only 29 pages hel Lol! Are you kidding me! A magazine article is longer than this book! I doubt it was even 29 pages as it states. The words were soooo big. It was pratically a paragraph a page. This should have been free. This author was only screaming for a bad reviews with this sell. The Information is info anyone can find online. The reason why I even deemed to give it 2 stars is because the author seemed like a real Prince fan and nothing bad was said about Prince. Also the fact that it was only 29 pages helped make my quota on books read this year. Thanks for that at least. I guess if you know absolutely nothing about Prince and you don't feel like searching the Internet, this is info ( albeit sparse) gathered in one place for a quick read. Prince 4ever!!! Will love that man always! RIP my idol.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brandy Panosh

    Factual Prince info I liked how it covered his life in the beginning, and career, then his death. It was information I had read in various internet articles and I would have like to read more outside that. But overall it was a good read and entertaining.

  3. 5 out of 5

    margaret

    PRINCE Great book ! Highly recommend for all Prince fans! Easy and fun to read. Wonderful bonus material! Great price...a must have read!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Prince What I liked about this book was the fact that it told it like it was. I like straight and to the point.

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