This Friday is Purple Day on Mi-Soul

Tune in to hear a Prince track on the top of the hour, every hour from 7am-7pm this Friday.

It is one-year since the irreplaceable, uninhibited musical pioneer Prince passed away.

To mark the occasion and celebrate his legacy, Mi-Soul Radio will be sprinkling his musical genius across the airwaves in celebration of his unique mastery. April 21st will now forever be a Purple Day.

We would like to pleasantly distract you from the barrage of opinion and Prince-related, negative, carnage that is flying around at this time and in true Mi-Soul style, bring it back to what actually matters; his indelible music.

We would love to know your best-loved tracks from his extensive back catalogue so get in touch via Facebook and Twitter for a Purple Day shout out.

Ronnie will also be delivering an extra special PURPLE #Mixat20toSix on #MiDrive so watch out for that and join us on air, all day from seven till seven, while we are all reminded of his true expression and purpose on earth.

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PRINCE DISCOGRAPHY 1978-2016

39 Studio Albums, 4 Live Albums, 6 Compilation Albums, 17 Video Albums, 136 Music Videos,13, EPs, 104 Singles, 1 Remix Album…

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    19-Year-Old Prince Rogers Nelson photographed by Robert Whitman in Minneapolis back in 1997
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    Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California. c/o Fuse.tv
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    "You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get." Prince, The Piano & A Microphone Tour.
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    Prince Rogers Nelson. A master of sound.

    DID YOU KNOW?

    • Prince played guitar on Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’, ‘Keep It Together’ and ‘Act of Contrition’.
    • He called his Instagram “PRINCETAGRAM”
    • Prince’s father also named himself Prince when he toured as a musician.
    • He sent Janelle Monae a ‘singing telegram’ asking for a copy of her album ‘The Electric Lady’.
    • Stevie Nicks was asked to write lyrics for ‘Purple Rain’ but turned it down.
    • The week of July 27 1984, Prince topped both the film box office, single and albums charts, with his film ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘When Doves Cry’ respectively
    • He had is own Wikipedia spin-off site. Princepedia
    • His first group was called Grand Central, and then he changed their name to Champagne.
    • His back catalogue expands over 600 tracks
    • His first ever song was called ‘Funk Machine’.
    • He hid 14 purple tickets in his album called ‘3121’ and those lucky 14 ticket holders got to go to a private gig at Paisley Park.
    • Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
    • Prince wrote some bonafide bangers for artists, notably ‘Manic Monday’ by The Bangles and ‘I Feel for You’ by Chaka Kha,  ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Sinead O’Connor and “How Come You Don’t Call Me” for Alicia Keys to name but a few.
    • The album Planet Earth was given away in the Mail On Sunday for free.
    • He absolutely loved Spaghetti.
    • His famous vault full of new music was recently drilled opened by Bremer Trust and they found enough music to release a new album every year for the next century. The unreleased music pre-dates the release of 1984’s Purple Rain.
    • His nicknames were The Kid, The Purple Purv, The Minneapolis Midget, Alexander Nevermind, Christopher Tracy and The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.
    • He loved basketball even though he was only 5″2.
    • Purple Rain, the film made a whopping $68,392,977 and only cost $7million to make. It was written about bandmate Wendy Melvoin’s sister Susannah Melvoin.
    • Members of the fan group Prince Army have designed a commemorative banner with all  members faces that will be pinned to Paisley Parks wall tomorrow.

    But I am here to tell you, there is something else.
    The Afterworld.A world of never-ending happiness.
    You can always see the sun, day or night.

    #PURPLEDAY

    New EP, Deliverance Scheduled for 21.4.17 Slammed By Prince's Estate and will not get released.

    Stairway to Heaven Randy Roberts

    Join Ronnie On #MiDrive For An Extra Special #PurpleMixat20toSix.

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