While putting the finishing touches on his album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… last year, Dwight Yoakam learned the news of Prince’s death. He decided then and there to add another track in tribute to the artist, a twangy, bluegrass version of one of his most beloved tracks.
An amazing gem of a cover of Prince’s classic Purple Rain, performed back in 1992 by Tom Jones and Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. Nothing will ever be as perfect as the original, but this is as close as you can get.
If you never saw Prince play live in his early days, tune in for the next hour or so, and check out this amazing performance from 1982 at the Capitol Theater. The video quality stinks, but it’s the music that counts, and boy is it some music.
Prince Rogers Nelson passed away on 4/21/16 at his residence. A genre unto himself, Prince maintained his privacy while entertaining us with a larger-than-life persona, which he backed up with prodigious talent and productivity.
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