YouTube is hosting a Prince and the Revolution concert from March 30, It is the most incredible Prince thing on the internet. Watch it.
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He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. A multi-instrumentalist who was considered a guitar virtuoso , he was well known for his eclectic work across multiple genres, flamboyant and androgynous persona, and wide vocal range which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams. He pioneered the Minneapolis sound , a funk rock subgenre that emerged in the late s. Records at the age of Prince went on to achieve critical success with the innovative albums Dirty Mind , Controversy , and Working with his backup band the Revolution , his sixth album Purple Rain , which was the soundtrack to his film acting debut of the same name , spent six consecutive months atop the Billboard After disbanding the Revolution, Prince went on to achieve continued critical success with Sign o' the Times In the midst of a contractual dispute with Warner Bros.
Another mournful anniversary approaches: Superstar Prince died three years ago this week of an accidental opioid overdose at his Paisley Park compound in suburban Minneapolis. We are never going to learn why. Prince's assumed massive estate, believed to be worth hundreds of millions, is still unsettled, still not officially valued and still not disbursed to the heirs, his six siblings. Not clear. It sounds egregious but it's not, says Judith T. Younger, a law professor at the University of Minnesota who teaches estate-and-trusts law.