It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of a great musical icon, Prince, who died yesterday at the age of 57. Over his 40 year career, Prince electrified the popular music scene with an eclectic sound, flamboyant stage presence and immeasurable talent. Selling over 100 million records, Prince blended a number of musical genres, from funk and R&B to psychedelia and soul, creating a sound unlike any other. Standing at just 5ft2in tall, Prince commanded the stage, playing with his identity and presenting an androgynous, sexually provocative style that shattered conventions in the industry. In the words of the man himself; ‘A strong spirit transcends rules’.
In life there will be many Kings and Queens but there will only be one Prince.