There are people that are inspirational for multiple reasons. Some of these people we unfortunately loose to soon. Prince was one of these people. It is difficult to put into words how incredible and inspiring this musician was, however not writing about him would be a grave mistake. Prince was a gift to all of us.
Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both of his parents were musicians. Prince and his sister both grew up making music. He wrote “Funk Machine” on piano when he was seven. In junior high and high school he played multiple sports, however he impressed Jimmy Jam during music class. Jimmy Jam is part of a successful songwriting and record producing team. Prince went on to become a singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and film director.
During his career Prince had multiple labels and associated acts. Prince released approximately 40 records. He appeared in 4 films and 2 television shows. He went on approximately 30 tours. During his career he won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. He, also, won 7 Grammy Awards and 4 MTV Video Music Awards.
Just as he broke boundaries and was known for his flamboyant style, Prince helped and inspired many. He was an animal activist. He was a philanthropist and supported multiple charities. He paid $12,000 to help save the Western Branch Library and paid the medical bills of drummer Clyde Stubblefield, who was going through cancer treatment.
Prince was an inspiring musician and an inspirational person. Be inspired! Have a bright day!