Prince's iconic Purple Rain outfit; the purple trench coat, the frilly shirt and the high waisted trousers are now forever embedded within popular culture as the archetype of the musician's prolific visual image. On the 35th anniversary of the film's release, Casci Ritchie discusses just what makes 'The Kid' fashions so memorable...
Prince's relationship with money was convoluted, to say the least. His secret and private nature didn't help to understand the reasons behind some controversial decisions he made during his lifetime. In this article, these topics will be analyzed in the light of revelations made since April 21st, 2016.
Since April 21st 2016, I have often felt the need to write something about his death, and what it meant for the many hardcore fans around the world. But very soon I realised it was very sensitive material to me: the superstar, the music genius living in an ivory tower for decades… was actually someone I felt very, very close to me.
The late careers of many music superstars share certain features: compilations of hits (sometimes in new versions); albums in collaboration with other musicians, often selected from younger generations; tours every few years where they play pretty much the same old hits all nights; and releases of remastered albums from their heyday, including outtakes, to please old fans and re-sell old material.