Five Facts About Prince

Hello Sophisticated Spenders!

We lost a musical great-Prince!

Today’s Friday Five is all about Prince (Source Wikipedia).

Here are 5 (or More) Facts About Prince:

  • He had a patent! On July 26, 1994 he received a patent on his keytar (a keyboard guitar). He wanted to walk, jump and dance around the stage with a cool looking keyboard/guitar! Can’t do all of that while slouched over a keyboard!

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  • He has a few Trademarks too!
  • Purple Rain sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
  • He was born epileptic and used to have seizures.  (According to Wikipedia, he also said: “My mother told me one day I walked in to her and said, ‘Mom, I’m not going to be sick anymore,’ and she said, ‘Why?’ and I said, ‘Because an angel told me so’.”
  • Prince was named after his father, whose stage name was Prince Rogers. In a 1991 interview with A Current Affair, Prince’s father said, “I named my son Prince because I wanted him to do everything I wanted to do”.
  • He had a potty mouth: He’s on a list called the Filthy Fifteen.  His compositions are #1 and #2, and #4 is occupied by his protégée Vanity.  He’s also the reason they put the warning label on albums.
  • 2 name changes:  He changed his name to “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” (TAFKAP) then he changed his name to a symbol.

He died in his home which was also his hometown of Minnesota.  I believe he had a good heart.  He was a musical genius and will be missed!

Check out this link to see the how the Landmarks and Monuments across the US were purple in honor of Prince!

Also check out: 10 Shadiest Moments That Prince Blessed Us With Over The Years

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