Prince has died

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Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:37 pm

Such an incredible loss. His Superbowl performance will never be topped IMO.

Lots of tribute pictures on Twitter.

Maureen Johnson ‏@maureenjohnson
Prince Street station, NYC, tonight:
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The @NewYorker cover next week. #RIPPrince
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:32 pm

very sad to hear of the death of Prince - loved his halftime at the super bowl - loved how he played guitar - loved him - just terribly sad - too much sadness lately....
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#RIPPrince. The world Tweeted over 6M times today paying tribute to the music legend. A visualization of the Tweets:
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:57 am

It was such a shock to hear this. I was not a huge fan musically (mostly from lack of exposure than anything else) but his absence as a performer, human, and contributor to culture and society is just...so acutely felt. Seeing countless tributes has been heartwarming as much as it has been heartbreaking.
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:18 pm

Insane Crazy wrote: Seeing countless tributes has been heartwarming as much as it has been heartbreaking.
Yes, this. Rolling Stone posted a clip from the RRHF 2004 induction - watch the whole thing anyway because sheesh, it's Traveling Wilburys (or most of them), but when Prince comes in at the end with the guitar solo, musical artistry aside - he made Dhani Harrison smile and then he smiled, too, and it was. Just.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:58 am

LM.... thanks for posting that - great to watch it again - Prince and his guitar.... just too much - cannot see it enough - truly one of the greatest guitar maestro's ever. will be truly missed.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:32 am

This is so sad. When I was a kid 1999 was one of my favorite songs. I can still remember me and my friends dancing around the room to that song. He was such a talented musician and will be missed.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:09 pm

LOL War Admiral - and when I remember 1999, both the song and the year, it's with all the hysteria/fear/paranoia that 2000 was going to cause a Skynet armageddon. :lol:

But, y'know. That would've made one heck of an end-of-the-world soundtrack. 8-)
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:23 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:LOL War Admiral - and when I remember 1999, both the song and the year, it's with all the hysteria/fear/paranoia that 2000 was going to cause a Skynet armageddon. :lol:

But, y'know. That would've made one heck of an end-of-the-world soundtrack. 8-)
I remember when the song came out, it was so much fun and the video was on MTV all the time--and the actual year 1999 seemed so far away that it felt like I would be ancient by the time it finally rolled around :lol:

Ahh, Prince.
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Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:59 pm

He was our Mozart. A genius artist. I will be sad about this for some time. But I am glad to have been alive while he created and shared his gifts to the world.
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:42 am

I guess there is only one way to get all Prince's unreleased music now(especially the stuff from his vault). It is through TIDAL, a new music service provider founded by JayZ(I hate him, don't even get me started). It costs about 10 $ a month for full access. You can sample songs without joining up. I just went through Prince's newest release. Pretty good stuff.
http://tidal.com/track/50767193
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seahawkgal wrote:I guess there is only one way to get all Prince's unreleased music now(especially the stuff from his vault). It is through TIDAL, a new music service provider founded by JayZ(I hate him, don't even get me started). It costs about 10 $ a month for full access. You can sample songs without joining up. I just went through Prince's newest release. Pretty good stuff.
http://tidal.com/track/50767193
I hate him too, and I hate Tidal. I can't wait for it to blow up in his and his stupid wife's face.
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