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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Well,shit

Prince died. He was only a little older than me. He was unbelievable. Shit. Here he is in 2004 during a tribute to George Harrison with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne (both of whom were in The Travelling Wilburys with Harrison, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison), Steve Winwood, Harrison's son, Dhani and God knows who else. Not really what he's famous for, but the man could flat-out play that guitar:



Maybe one of the best guitarists ever. In 2007 he put on one of the best Super Bowl halftime shows ever -- in a torrential downpour:


Upon reconsideration, the absolute best Super Bowl halftime show. The biggest stage in music, and he wasn't afraid to play other people's music. Hell, he owned it. Dude was a musical genius. He could play anything he touched. Also a great songwriter and, obviously, performer. A terrible loss well before his time. I guess with Merle Haggard and David Bowie, this makes three, if you believe in that kind of stuff. He was finally touring again, too. I was hoping to see him. RIP, Prince Rogers Nelson.











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