This morning when I heard that Prince had died, I cried. I probably cried when Michael Jackson died too, but I don’t normally react to the death of celebrities in that way.
In the early 80’s, Prince’s music touched me deeply. I loved his “Purple Rain” movie and album. I was particularly moved by the song, “When Doves Cry.”
In 1988, I took my children to their first rock concert. It, of course, was a Prince concert. I have never forgotten the experience of being there with them. My son was 13 at the time and I believe that concert was an important event in his life. As I remember, my daughter, who would have been 11, was bored; it wasn’t her kind of music. I wonder how she remembers that experience now!
I haven’t been able to insert YouTube copies of Prince singing “When Doves Cry” into this post, but I found one performed by another musician. I hope it brings back good memories for some of you.
Thank you Prince. May you rest in peace.