Happy 60th Birthday Prince Rogers Nelson: Happy Birthday to the Consummate Musician - Born June 7, 1958
When you wake up, each day looks the same, so each day should be a new beginning. --Prince
Today as I woke up my first thought was, what day is it? June 7th, it is Prince’s birthday. So, I quickly worked my way to my computer to find a great picture and gather my thoughts when I ran into this article in Variety Magazine. “Prince Album of Previously Unreleased Material Coming in September (EXCLUSIVE)”…..what? Are you kidding me? No ladies and gentlemen it is true, on September 28th a plethora of songs, rare & unseen footage along with two websites will be shared with the world.
Where is this coming from you may ask? Well, there are new caretakers of Prince’s estate, led by entertainment adviser Troy Carter and his company Atom Factory (Carter is also global head of creator services for Spotify). They have been given rights to the “Vault”, moved all of the materials to Los Angeles into a temperature controlled storage and have a team organizing, listening and doing research to accurately decide: When the items were created? Was it a collaboration? What location the music/video was recorded? Was it a final draft? Hey Troy, if you and your team need an extra set of ears - pick me, I am the girl for the job.
Oh my goodness, if you are a Prince fan you must read these articles because you will be lost there for hours and even more - new, rare and unheard songs are slowly being released – yay! Here is an unplugged version of Mary Don't You Weep (Piano & A Microphone 1983).
Yes! That is the way to start the day.
Please join me as I sing Happy Birthday to singer, songwriter, musician, producer and filmmaker. Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)