Radio 2 Marks The First Anniversary Of Prince Passing
On 21 April 2016, the world of music lost one of its most brilliant creative forces, with the untimely death of Prince at the age of just 57. Radio 2 marks the first anniversary of his passing with this unique tribute.
Paul Sexton introduces the people that knew Prince best, including fellow artists, friends, band members, engineers and others who were part of his life and work. These are the confidants who knew the real man, and who vividly describe his upbringing, his humour, his superhuman energy, his moods and motivations.
Embellished with a soundtrack containing both classic hits, lesser-known tracks from his formidable album catalogue and rarities, Prince and Me builds into a vibrant portrait of a remarkable human.
Contributors include André Cymone, who rarely speaks in detail about his childhood friend; Susannah Melvoin, from one of Prince’s first signings to his Paisley Park label, The Family; Beverley Knight, who recalls the thrill of performing with Prince at the famed after-shows during his epic 21-night residency at London’s 02; his former UK publicist Alan Edwards, who remembers the night they went clubbing and ended up discussing Egyptology; and Suzanne Vega, who reveals why the Purple One sent her a hand-written letter about one of her songs; as well as biographer Matt Thorne and New Power Generation keyboard player, Tommy Barbarella.