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10 books about Prince Rogers Nelson
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The Beautiful Ones (SPIEGEL & GRAU) by Prince
Category: Performing Arts
This book was published 2 years ago by One World and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets.eets.
Prince: The Life The Genius The Legend by James Court
Category: Actors & Entertainers
This book was published 3 years ago by New Haven Publishing Ltd and takes approximately 8.3 hours to read.
A biography of the rock musician Prince by collector and writer James Court.
My Name Is Prince by Randee St. Nicholas
Category: Equipment, Techniques & Reference
This book was published 2 years ago by Amistad and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
An intimately photographed and elegantly designed tribute to the artist known as Prince from the celebrated photographer who collaborated with him for a quarter of a century. For twenty-five years, Randee St. Nicholas, one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed photographers, worked closely with the enigmatic Prince, capturing some of his most intimate and revealing moments both on and off stage. My Name Is Prince is an up-close, intimate look at the artist as he has seldom been seen before. Discover the many moods of the brilliant award-winning icon in hundreds of stunning black-and-white and color photographs taken at his home, on tour, and on his many adventures around the world. Accompanying the images are behind-the-scenes stories, and St. Nicholas’s touching, humorous, and illuminating personal insights on the big and small moments she shared with Prince. Prince and St. Nicholas made plans to collaborate on this book after working on their first collaborative book 21 Nights. As stunning and unforgettable as the icon himself, My Name Is Prince serves as a continuation of his legacy and pays homage to the man, the star, and his “profound” impact on music and pop culture.
Prince: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) by Prince
Category: History & Criticism
This book was published 2 years ago by Melville House and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
There is perhaps no musician who has had as much influence on the sound of contemporary American music than Prince. His pioneering compositions brought a variety of musical genres into a singular funky and virtuosic sound. In this remarkable collection, and with his signature mix of seduction and demur, the late visionary reflects on his artistry, identity, and the sacrifices and soul-searching it took to stay true to himself.
This Thing Called Life: Prince's Odyssey, On and Off the Record by Neal Karlen
This book was published last year by St. Martin's Press and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
A warm and surprisingly real-life biography, featuring never-before-seen photos, of one of rock’s greatest talents: Prince. Neal Karlen was the only journalist Prince granted in-depth press interviews to for over a dozen years, from before Purple Rain to when the artist changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph. Karlen interviewed Prince for three Rolling Stone cover stories, wrote “3 Chains o’ Gold,” Prince’s “rock video opera,” as well as the star’s last testament, which may be buried with Prince’s will underneath Prince’s vast and private compound, Paisley Park. According to Prince's former fiancée Susannah Melvoin, Karlen was “the only reporter who made Prince sound like what he really sounded like.” Karlen quit writing about Prince a quarter-century before the mega-star died, but he never quit Prince, and the two remained friends for the last thirty-one years of the superstar’s life. Well before they met as writer and subject, Prince and Karlen knew each other as two of the gang of kids who biked around Minneapolis’s mostly-segregated Northside. (They played basketball at the Dairy Queen next door to Karlen’s grandparents, two blocks from the budding musician.) He asserts that Prince can’t be understood without first understanding ‘70s Minneapolis, and that even Prince’s best friends knew only 15 percent of him: that was all he was willing and able to give, no matter how much he cared for them. Going back to Prince Rogers Nelson's roots, especially his contradictory, often tortured, and sometimes violent relationship with his father, This Thing Called Life profoundly changes what we know about Prince, and explains him as no biography has: a superstar who calls in the middle of the night to talk, who loved The Wire and could quote from every episode of The Office, who frequented libraries and jammed spontaneously for local crowds (and fed everyone pancakes afterward), who was lonely but craved being alone. Readers will drive around Minneapolis with Prince in a convertible, talk about movies and music and life, and watch as he tries not to curse, instead dishing a healthy dose of “mamma jammas.”
Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 (Prince Studio Sessions) by Duane Tudahl
This book was published 3 years ago by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers and takes approximately 19.7 hours to read.
Featuring insights on even more groundbreaking recording sessions, rehearsals, and sound checks, this expanded edition of Tudahl's award-winning book reveals the untold story of Prince's rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet. Firsthand accounts provide unprecedented views of the musical genius's creative process and secretive studio sessions.
The Lyrics Of Prince Rogers Nelson/: A Literary Look At A Creative, Musical Poet, Philosopher, And Storyteller by C. Liegh McInnis
Category: Black & African American
This book was published 12 years ago by Psychedelic Literature and takes approximately 22.4 hours to read.
The Lyrics of Prince is an analysis of the lyrical themes, movements, and development of Prince. McInnis seeks to show that Prince is a lyrical talent on par with Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Jimi Hendrix. The book shows that Prince is a metaphysical poet attempting to reconcile his individual desires in a strict and confining society. Thus, Prince's work is a barometer for the sensibilities of the eighties as well as provides insight to the post Civil Rights African American who is grappling with place and otherness.
What They Said About Prince Rogers Nelson by Jess Earley
This book was published 5 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 1.5 hours to read.
This special Prince book is an extensive collection of stories, anecdotes, quotes and statements made about the man himself by those who worked with him, loved him or were inspired by his genius in some other way. It's not another Prince biography but more a chronicling of the effect he had on so many people from many different walks of life.Within these pages are testimonies by musical greats and celebrity personalities as well as industry insiders and ordinary people who worked for Prince privately. There are also some tales told by those he shared a bed with, though it's true that a thousand books probably couldn't contain all of those stories. This Prince ebook is intended to be a celebration of the Purple One, and a way to remember him through the words of so many of the people whose lives he touched with his musical genius and enigmatic charisma. Here's what they said about Prince...
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