Today marks one year since we lost Prince, who died at his Paisley Park home at the age of 57. We all remember exactly where we were when we got the terrible news, and that instant feeling of agony swept over millions of music fans all around the world from the unexpected news.
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All day and night we will celebrate and remember the life of Prince, and we wanted to share some “unknown” facts that you may never have heard when it comes to Prince. You can check them out below!
Before being known as the artist formally known as Prince, did you know his nickname growing up was “Skipper”?
According to an article in JET magazine, apparently when Prince was 10 years old he danced on stage with James Brown.
Purple Rain director told Spin magazine that one of Prince’s favorite meals was SPAGHETTI & ORANGE JUICE, yes a very odd pairing!
If you ever had the pleasure of being a guest in Prince’s home, according to a Rolling Stone profile, at one point he kept a yellow gnome “covered by a swarm of butterflies” in a guest bedroom.
19 Surprising Facts About Prince
1. Prince wrote his first song at age 7. He titled it “Funk Machine.”Source:GettyImages 1 of 19
2. Prince once sued Adobe Photoshop to prevent fans from altering his photos. Unfortunately, he lost.Source:GettyImages 2 of 19
3. Prince’s favorite meal was spaghetti and orange juice.Source:GettyImages 3 of 19
4. The “Purple Rain” soundtrack spent 24 weeks at number one on Billboard.Source:GettyImages 4 of 19
5. Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was supposed to be a duet with Prince.Source:GettyImages 5 of 19
6. Prince was a devout Jehovah’s Witness.Source:GettyImages 6 of 19
7. In 1980, when John Lennon was murdered, Prince was only a few blocks away.Source:GettyImages 7 of 19
8. Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks was supposed to write “Purple Rain,” but couldn’t handle the pressure.Source:GettyImages 8 of 19
9. Family and friends called Prince “Skipper” as a kid.Source:GettyImages 9 of 19
10. In 1984, Prince not only had the number one movie in the country, but also the number one single & album.Source:GettyImages 10 of 19
11. Despite his small stature, Prince was a remarkable basketball player.Source:GettyImages 11 of 19
12. Prince formed his first band when he was 13 years old.Source:GettyImages 12 of 19
13. In 2012, Prince dissed Maroon 5 for covering “Kiss.”Source:GettyImages 13 of 19
14. In 2013, Prince performed at “Star Wars” director George Lucas’ wedding.Source:GettyImages 14 of 19
15. The movie “Purple Rain” cost $7 million to make and grossed over $69 million.Source:GettyImages 15 of 19
16. Prince scrapped his 1987 album “The Black Album” just days before its release.Source:GettyImages 16 of 19
17. Prince penned The Bangles’ “Manic Monday” and Chaka Khan’s “I Feel For U.”Source:GettyImages 17 of 19
18. Prince’s dad once had a band called Prince Rogers Jazz Trio.Source:GettyImages 18 of 19
19. Prince sent Janelle Monae a singing telegram asking for a copy of her “The Electric Lady” album.Source:GettyImages 19 of 19