Film, Music & Dance

Adam Levine “takes it there” in this performance of Prince’s Purple Rain

BY DUNIA MAG / Twitter: @duniamagazine

Prince may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. The iconic Minneapolis-born legendary entertainer died this past Thursday (April 21, 2016) at the age of 57 in his Paisley Park estate.

For days after the news broke, the cyber world and airwaves were rocked by a strong outpouring of grief combined with celebrations of Prince’s colorful and hugely artistic life.

Flamboyant, flashy, different, creative, respected and a 7-time Grammy award winner, Prince had many different dimensions to him, but perhaps the one that stands out most was his adept handling of the guitar. He has been described as one of the best guitarists that ever lived. Few could match him.

Adam Levine’s performance (backed by rock band Train) of Prince’s classic Purple Rain at Howard Stern’s 2014 birthday bash brings this home:

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The classic Purple Rain was released in 1984. “When there’s blood in the sky – red and blue= purple… purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/god guide you through the purple rain,” Prince once explained. Upon its release, Purple Rain climbed to number 2 in United States charts and stayed there for two weeks. The song is currently topping iTunes charts in the U.S. and U.K.

Perhaps one of the most landmark performances of Prince’s career was his 2007 performance during the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show. Although it was pouring rain in Miami that day, Prince was able to deliver a monumental show that remains etched in the soul of America.

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How can we possibly ever forget? DUNIA Magazine joins the rest of the world in paying homage to a legend who left us too soon.

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