Prince would stay at their house when he came to the L. She was watching from backstage when Prince and the band opened for the Rolling Stones in One night when she was practicing guitar in Lisa Coleman's room, Prince overheard and asked Coleman who was playing guitar. A few days later, when guitarist Dez Dickerson didn't show up at soundcheck, Prince asked Melvoin to play his guitar; that same night, Prince invited her to join the band. Melvoin sang back up on the album song "Free", as well as the B-side single "Irresistible Bitch.
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Can Prince really have spoken out against same-sex relationships? Did he really tell the New Yorker: "God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever and he just cleared it all out. He was like 'Enough'"? Now we're talking about Prince here, not Cliff Richard. You know, dressing in women's blouses, high heels, eyeliner Prince. The radically progressive artist who had people of all races, colours, creeds and sexual orientation in his band, the Revolution. But this was also the guy who gave his last album away free with the Mail on Sunday.
On August 3, , Prince and the Revolution broke off from filming Purple Rain and recording its soundtrack album to play a minute benefit gig for their choreographer, Loyce Holton. They ended with Purple Rain , a slow-burning, minute ballad which began on acoustic guitar and erupted into an electric frenzy. But Purple Rain the song was played on every kind of radio station, from country to Americana to rock ballad. Are you serious? Who is this guy?
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