Sunday, June 7, 2009

6/7/58 -- The Greatest Day in Music History

That's right, Prince Rogers Nelson turns 51 today. Crank up your iPod and celebrate this, the greatest day in music history!

For those who haven't read this, yet, please enjoy my old tribute to His Royal Oldness, Prince & Eye: What's This Strange Relationship?

Also, you've got to give it up for the Summer of '58. Prince (June 7), Madonna (August 16), Michael Jackson (August 29), and, for you Brits, Kate Bush (July 30) were all born that season. I don't know what the hell was in the water in Fall '57 (aside from maybe DDT), but whatever it was, bring that crap back!

Now please, sit back, relax, and enjoy my favorite Prince joint, "When Doves Cry."


modik said...

Oh, it seems so silly to quibble over (because all his joints are good) but When Doves Cry better than Little Red, Free or Purple Rain or 17 Days or ... Ok, I'll stop now...

boukman70 said...

Hm ... sounds like the perfect excuse for a new list. I'll be getting back to you.

Grant said...

I can't hang with the old school hip-hop posts but Prince... now we are talking. How about a list of best albums and cuts? I can't ever make up my mind.

I would even consider newer school Prince albums like Chaos and Disorder, The Truth, Emancipation (already 13 years old!), or the Warner Bros. released album The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale - ridiculously brilliant.

And even though some would say his current music doesn't "resonate", he still manages to put out some high quality work.

Happy Birthday!!!

Ferocious Kitty said...

Eighth-grade-me couldn't get enough of this video and played this track NON-STOP!!!!!

My favorite Prince song too, hands down.

boukman70 said...

Well, Grant, I was thinking singles, but I may be able to pull off albums, too. That might take a little more thought.


I'm with you on that one. I had the 12" and the purple 45!