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The Rise and Fall of Prince
by Alex Hahn
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Category: Soul - R&B - Funk
Code: 2518 |  ISBN: 0823077497 |  288 pp. |  Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
While a handful of quickie and quasi biographies have been published on Prince, this is the first time he has received full-length, full-scale biographical treatment. Using sources unavailable to others, author Alex Hahn has created a page-turning biography/pop culture history/work of musical scholarship on one of the most dynamic, talented, and controversial performers ever to don backless pants on national television. Hahn unveils the psychology of this tortured, messianic artist whose ceaseless reinventions have at times rendered him a profoundly original artist, while at other times threatened to become a mockery of himself and his music.

Recollections and opinions from friends, employees, and industry insiders place readers right in the middle of some of Prince?s most awe-inspiring recording and songwriting sessions. They also relate countless and sometimes shocking details about Prince?s most publicized relationships (with Kim Basinger, Carmen Electra, Vanity, and many, many more); reveal how Prince plagiarized band members? musical ideas; and explain why he has become such an isolated figure. The book also draws upon the hundreds of interviews given by Prince over the years.


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