Fast becoming a epic year of loss, anther legend passes in 2016. This time the icon that is Prince.
It really has been a year of huge losses in the world of popular culture. It seems that almost every week, we are paying tribute to the people who made us sing, dance, laugh, cry and so much more. Actors, Comedians, Singers, Legends 2016 is taking no prisoners. I can’t help but feel who is next.
With the sudden and shocking passing of Prince last Thursday 21st April. The world lost more than just another singer, Prince was so many amazing things all rolled into one. He never let anyone dictate how he should or shouldn’t be seen and was never a puppet in the music industry. Combining funk, R&B, Soul, Pop and so much more to create some of the most timeless music ever. With nearly 40 albums under his belt, over 100 million records sold, his legacy will live on forever. A man who could play over 27 instruments and not just satisfied writing incredible music for himself. He penned huge hits for: Sinead O’Conor, The Bangles, Alicia Keys, Tom Jones and more. Not bad for a small town kid who’s background was so poor growing up he would stand outside McDonalds just to smell the food.
He reportedly wrote a new song every single day, so in a similar vein to TuPac we could be hearing new music from Prince for years to come. A very sad end to the month of April continuing the sad trend of celebrity deaths in 2016. Legends however live forever and never die! We have to appreciate that regardless of whether you were bought up listening to Prince, are a halfway fan or possibly only really hearing of him now that he has passed. Great music lives on forever and generations to come will be inspired and touched by the legend called Prince.