On April 21, 2016, the world lost a truly great musical talent, with the passing of Prince. Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead at his Paisley Park home, in Chanhassen, MN, and like most of the world, the Twin Cities were in shock as the news broke, mourning the loss of their hometown celebrity.
Immediately flowers, memorials, and tributes began gathering outside paisley park and his star out side of First Avenue, a downtown music venue that plays heavily into Prince's story was painted gold (First Avenue was the performance venue featured in the movie, Purple Rain).
Many of the trees in Minneapolis were adorned with purple ribbons, and a mural featuring Prince was added to a building in Uptown. My friend Renee Larson, of the Bow Tie Shoppe even created a limited run Prince memorial bow tie (the original one was left on the fence at Paisley Park as a tribute).
My first introduction to Prince and his music were the songs "1999" and "Little Red Corvette," but they were just a foreshadowing of the eclectic talent that was to follow.
Today would have been Prince's 58th birthday, and it's fitting to know that, six weeks following his death, the remembering, memorials, and tributes continue throughout the Twin Cities. Prince was an amazing talent, and Minnesota still mourns his passing and loss.
Happy Birthday Prince!
You Are Indeed Love And Missed!
***Do you have a favorite Prince song?