Top 10 Facts - Prince
Fact #1

Prince played guitar on Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’? Well he did, and according to co-writer Patrick Leonard there was loads material the Purple One recorded for the song, but Madge and co. cut most of it!

Fact #2

When John Lennon was murdered in New York in 1980, Prince was staying only a blocks away. The musician's a huge Beatles fan, and was known to cover Fab Four tracks such as 'Come Together'. Albeit with more glam. Obviously.

Fact #3

You know you've made it when you have your very own Wikipedia spin-off site. Princepedia was created by fans a few years ago and remains a popular resource among Prince devotees.

Fact #4

Despite Prince’s small stature at just 5’2, he was a talented basketball player and once played for one of the best school teams in the Minnesota state.

Fact #5

The week of July 27 1984, Prince topped both the film box office, single and albums charts, with his film ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘When Doves Cry’ respectively. Total dominance, that.

Fact #6

Prince wrote more songs than The Beatles, with a back catalogue that expands to over 600 tracks. In your face, McCartney.

Fact #7

Life wasn't always so sweet for Prince. Back in his home town of Minneapolis when he was a struggling musician, he was so broke he'd hang around outside his local McDonalds just to smell the food.

Fact #8

Prince's 'Purple Rain' film pulled in an almighty $68,392,977 and only cost $7million to make. Pretty, pretty good.

Fact #9

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (well, 2013 in Chicago), Prince performed at the wedding of Star Wars director George Lucas as tied the knot to Mellody Hobson. Hopefully he was rewarded with his very own purple lightsabre.

Fact #10

Prince’s first band formed when he was only just 13. The group was called Grand Central, and then Champagne, playing original music in the style of Sly & The Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Fact #11
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