Prince, the legendary provocative singer, songwriter, philanthropist has died. The world is still in shocked and disbelief that he is gone ! I was just having my morning coffee or should I say my mourning coffee when I came across it on the Facebook newsfeed. I needed to confirm it from a trusted source. “No ! This is not true ! It can’t be!” Then I turned on CNN and when his publicist came on the news, “It’s true, Oh no, it’s true!” Prince passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:07 a.m. He was 57 years old.
He was born Prince Rogers Nelson in June 1958 to Mattie Della, a jazz singer, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. A music prodigy and provocateur like his parents, he was a gifted musician in everyway and played many instruments, truly a lover of music and a man of passion. It is said “he rewrote the rulebook, forging a synthesis of black funk and white rock that served as a blueprint for cutting-edge music in the ’80s.” “Prince made dance music that rocked and rock music that had a bristling, funky backbone. From the beginning, Prince and his music were androgynous, sly, sexy and provocative.” Known by many for his 1984 album “Purple Rain” and the movie it spawned which transformed Prince from cult icon to superstar. He was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world, collaborating with several artists throughout his career, writing songs like “Nothing compares to you” by Sinead O’Connor, which Prince wrote for his funk band side project, The Family, but the song was never released as a single. He also wrote “Manic Monday” which was made famous by the Bangles and Chaka Khan’s ” I feel for you.” He wrote “The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E, Prince Co-wrote with Madonna, Love song, for Madonna’s 1989 album Like a Prayer and the list goes on. He was constantly writing for love.
Prince championed female musicians throughout his career, among them singer/percussionist Sheila E. His appreciation of women as artist combined with his own androgynous sex appeal, marked the most unique that pop music had seen since David Bowie. At 13 million copies, “Purple Rain” is widely ranked as one of the best albums of all time.
Prince released 39 albums over a span of 37 years, and had five No. 1 singles, including “When Doves Cry,” “Kiss,” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”
We’re so thrilled to announce WHEN DOVES CRY, A PRINCE TRIBUTE PARTY at BAR 35 tomorrow night SATURDAY, APRIL 23 ! We also have the DJs who love and adore PRINCE spinning the Prince classics and remixes on vinyl ! Come on down to the dance floor at Bar 35 ! Don’t miss it !
Come dress like PRINCE in the PRINCE LOOK ALIKE CONTEST ! Show us your tribute to Prince and win $150 Cash.
DJs GSPOT | JAMES COLE | RHOMBUS | NOCTURNA | Mistress of Ceremony LANA SALDANIA
EVENT: 80s Pop Muzik and Bar 35 present WHEN DOVES CRY: A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY PRINCE
DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
TIME: 9PM AND 2AM
COVER: $5 / 21+
PLACE: BAR 35 (35 NORTH HOTEL ST, HONOLULU, HI)
With Mistress of Ceremony, LANA SALDANIA
Also DJs GSPOT, JAMES COLE, RHOMBUS AND NOCTURNA
If you are interested in entering the dance contest, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday, April 23 at 12pm. Space is limited for the dance contest.
Thank you and see you tomorrow night at BAR 35 !