57 (passed away Apr. 21st, 2016)
Jun. 7th, 1958
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Prince Rogers Nelson, known by the mononym Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
- Held a press conference to announce his intention to perform 21 shows in London. (8 May 2007).
- During the filming of _Purple Rain (1984)_ (qv), he was told one day by director 'Albert Magnoli' (qv) that the film needed a montage song that dealt heavily on emotions. Prince responded with two songs the very next morning, written, produced and recorded. One of the songs was the smash hit "When Doves Cry".
- A very short man, he often has to wear large shoes on stage so he is not dwarfed by some female singers.
- Ranked #5 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
- Known as "Gazoo" in school because of his huge Afro and small body. Gazoo was the flying space guy in the Fintstones cartoon show with the giant head covered by a space helmet.
- Is a Vegetarian.
- Has sold 80 million albums worldwide.
- Wrote a song for his friend the actress Jackie Swanson entitled Palomino Pleasure Ride.