This bibliography will be updated as the blog expands. Links/page citations are provided wherever possible in the posts. If you have any tips for good sources I’m missing, let me know.

Books & Screenplays

Azhar, Mobeen. Prince: Chapter and Verse–A Life in Photographs (Sterling, 2016).

Beaulieu, Allen. Prince: Before the Rain (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2018).

Bream, Jon. Prince: Inside the Purple Reign (Simon & Schuster, 1984).

Brown, Jake. Prince ‘In the Studio’: 1975-1995 (Colossus Books, 2010).

Cateforis, Theo. Are We Not New Wave?: Modern Pop at the Turn of the 1980s (University of Michigan Press, 2011).

Davis, Miles, with Quincy Troupe. Miles: The Autobiography (Simon & Schuster, 1990).

Day, Morris, with David Ritz. On Time: A Princely Life in Funk (Da Capo Press, 2019).

Dickerson, Dez. My Time with Prince: Confessions of a Former Revolutionary (Pavilion Press, 2003).

Draper, Jason. Prince: Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution (Backbeat Books, 2011). 

E., Sheila, with Wendy Holden. The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir (Atria Books, 2015).

Garcia, Mayte. The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince (Hachette Books, 2017).

Greenman, Ben. Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God, and Genius in the Music of Prince (Henry Holt and Company, 2017).

Hahn, Alex. Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince (Billboard Books, 2003).

–, and Laura Tiebert. The Rise of Prince 1958-1988 (Mad Cat Press, 2017).

Hill, Dave. Prince: A Pop Life (Faber, 1989).

James, Rick. The Confessions of Rick James: “Memoirs of a Super Freak” (Colossus Books, 2007).

–, with David Ritz. Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James (Atria Books, 2014).

Jones, Liz. Slave to the Rhythm: The Artist Formerly known as Prince (Warner Books, 1997).

Light, Alan. Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain (Atria Books, 2014).

Magnoli, Albert. Draft screenplay of Purple Rain (scanned and edited by IMSDb.

Matos, Michaelangelo. Sign ‘o’ the Times (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004).

Morton, Brian. Prince: A Thief in the Temple (Canongate Books, 2007).

Nilsen, Per. Dance, Music, Sex, Romance – Prince: The First Decade (Firefly, 1999).

–. The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Music of Prince (Uptown, 2004).

O’Neal, Alexander. All True, Man (St. James’s House, 2017).

Prince. Prince and the New Power Generation: World Tour (Hill Shorter Limited, 1992).

–, ed. Dan Piepenbring. The Beautiful Ones (NPG Music Publishing/Spiegler & Grau, 2019).

Riedy, Jack. Electric Word Life: Writing on Prince 2016-2021 (Self-published, 2021).

Ro, Ronin. Prince: Inside the Music and the Masks (Macmillan, 2011).

Roby, Steven, ed. Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix (Chicago Review Press, 2012).

Shapiro, Harry, and Caesar Glebbeek. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy (St. Martin’s Griffin, 1995).

Tannenbaum, Rob, and Craig Marks. I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution (Penguin, 2012).

Thorne, Matt. Prince: The Man and His Music (Agate Publishing, 2016).

Touré. I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon (Atria Books, 2013).

Tudahl, Duane. Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).

–. Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 – Expanded Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).

–. Prince and the Parade & Sign O’ the Times Era Studio Sessions: 1985 and 1986 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021).

Vail, Mark. Vintage Synthesizers: Pioneering Designers, Groundbreaking Instruments, Collecting Tips, Mutants of Technology (Backbeat Books, 2000).

White, Timothy. Rock Lives: Profiles and Interviews (Henry Holt and Company, 1991).

Whitta, Hamish. Prince: 50 Essential Bootlegs (Self-published, 2018).

Articles & Posts

Abramovich, Alex, and Emily Barton. “All is Vanity: Part 1.” The Paris Review, February 17, 2016.

Adler, Bill. “Will the Little Girls Understand?” Rolling Stone, February 19, 1981. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Als, Hilton. “I Am Your Conscious, I Am Love: A paean 2 Prince.” Harpers, December 2012.

Amorosi, A. D. “Agents of Change.” Wax Poetics 67, Spring 2018: 38-47.

AOL Live. Chat with the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, July 22, 1997. Posted on Lipstick Alley, September 27, 2016.

Aswad, Jem. “Former Warner Bros. CEO Mo Ostin Recalls His Long Relationship With Prince: ‘He Was a Fearless Artist.'” Billboard, April 26, 2016.

–. “Prince Remembered by Three Key Women in His Life.” Variety, June 7, 2019.

–. “Prince the Prankster: Marc Anthony, Bobby Z and More Remember His Humor (and an Epic Food Fight).” Variety, June 7, 2018.

–. “The Revolution Remembers Their Last Moments With Prince — and the First Time They Heard ‘Purple Rain.’” Billboard, December 12, 2016.

–. “Sheila E. Looks Back on Prince: Their Collaborations, Engagement & Lifelong Love.” Billboard, April 26, 2016.

Backer, Rya. “Stevie Nicks Wants to Work with Timbaland, Opens Up about Collaborating with Prince.” MTV News, April 2, 2009.

Bell, Jen. “A short history of the vibrator.” Clue, June 5, 2018.

Bellaire, Rick. “Hold Me Closer: The Story of Brenda Bennett.” Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Historical Archive, 2015.

Bennett, Kim Taylor. “The Man Who Discovered Prince.” Noisey, May 24, 2016.

Best, Tony. “Prince tapped ‘godfather of the music video’ Chuck Statler to helm the ill-fated film The Second Coming.” Wax Poetics, 2012; reposted April 21, 2016.

Bishop, Pete. “Was Prince Worth Waiting For?” Pittsburgh Press, March 1, 1983: A-13. Google News.

Bream, Jon. “12 must-hear tunes unearthed from Prince’s vault for ‘1999’ reissue.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 25, 2019.

–. “Clark long remembered his tough interview with a quiet Prince.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 3, 2013.

–. “Dez Dickerson and André Cymone: Why these early Prince collaborators joined the Revolution’s tribute concerts.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 26, 2016.

–. “Prince insiders dish on first album released from storied Paisley Park vault.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 20, 2018.

–. “Revolution keyboardist shares untold stories from Prince’s soon-to-be reissued Purple Rain.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 16, 2017. Republished on Lipstick Alley.

–. “Stevie Nicks’ new whirl.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 23, 2011.

–. “World of music gets a sexy Prince.” Minneapolis Star, February 6, 1980. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Breihan, Tom. “The Number Ones: Prince & The Revolution’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy.’” Stereogum, September 4, 2020.

Browne, David. “‘Purple Rain’ Director Talks Prince’s Weird, Wonderful Masterpiece.” Rolling Stone, April 29, 2016.

Buchalter, Gail. “Her Romance with Prince Hit the Rocks, but Vanity’s Singing Career is Going Grrr-Eat.” People, October 15, 1984.

Chastagner, Claude. “The Parents’ Music Resource Center: from information to censorship.” Popular Music Volume 18 Number 2, May 1999: 179-192.

Christgau, Robert. “Prince: Consumer Guide Reviews.”

Citinite. “Dez Dickerson.” Those City Nights, February 8, 2011.

–. “‘Modernaire.’” Those City Nights, September 9, 2008.

Coates, Rick. “Bob Seger Turns the Page at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.” Northern Express, March 31, 2004.

Collier, Aldore. “Vanity Tells Why She Gave Up Sexy Image and Became Born-Again Christian.” Jet, January 11, 1993: 58-60.

Cornish, Audie. “‘His Music Does the Talking’: Manager Owen Husney on Prince’s Legacy.” All Things Considered, NPR, April 21, 2016.

Coryat, Karl. “His Highness Gets Down!” Bass Player, November 1999. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Crampton, Robert. “Born Again.” The Times Magazine, July 18, 1998. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Crandell, Ben. “What time is it? Time for the Time.” South Florida Sun Sentinel, May 26, 2015.

Crawford, Lisa. “Nelson Finds It ‘Hard to Become Known.’” Central High Pioneer, February 13, 1976. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Cymone, André. “Prince Remembered by Childhood Best Friend and Bandmate André Cymone: ‘There Was a Lot More to Him Than What People Saw.’” Billboard, April 28, 2016.

Danois, Ericka Blount. “Minneapolis music pioneer André Cymone speaks for the first time in twenty-seven years.” Wax Poetics, October 29, 2012.

Dash, Anil. “How Prince won the Super Bowl.” Anil Dash, February 4, 2021.

–. “I Know Times Are Changing.” Anil Dash, July 25, 2014.

–. “Prince’s Own Liner Notes on His Greatest Hits.” Medium, May 28, 2016.

Dawes, Christopher. “Jah Wobble: Arabian Knights.” Melody Maker, November 3, 1990. Republished on Pushstuff.

DeCurtis, Anthony. “Prince Reclaims His Crown.” Rolling Stone, May 27, 2004.

Doershuck, Robert L. “The Sound of Emancipation.” Musician, April 1997. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Dyes, K Nicola. “Every Day is a Winding Road: St. Paul Peterson Talks 2 Beautiful Nights.” Dyes Got the Answers 2 Ur ?s, August 18, 2013.

“The Rest of My Life: Gayle Chapman Talks About Events After Prince.” Dyes Got the Answers 2 Ur ?s, August 5, 2013.

–. “The Truth: Howard Bloom Talks 2 Beautiful Nights.” Dyes Got the Answers 2 Ur ?s, October 26, 2014.

–. “The Voice: Brenda Bennett Talks 2 Beautiful Nights.” Dyes Got the Answers 2 Ur ?s, April 4, 2014.

–. “The Work Pt. 1: An In-Depth Interview with Pepé Willie.” Dyes Got the Answers 2 Ur ?s, May 12, 2013.

Edwards, Gavin. “Next Out of Prince’s Vaults: The Hits He Gave Away.” The New York Times, May 29, 2019.

Elan, Priya. “Purple Reign.” The Guardian, September 19, 2008.

Ellison, J.M. “Trans Boys and Girls: Prince’s Under the Cherry Moon in the Context of Minneapolis Transgender History.” If We Knew Trans History, 2018.

Eveland, Emily. “The reemergence of André Cymone.” City Pages, March 12, 2014.

Friedrich, Otto. “The Computer Moves In.” TIME, January 3, 1983.

Furst, Randy. “Founders and supporters celebrate The Way’s 50th anniversary.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 5, 2016.

Goldstein, Patrick. “Parents Warn: Take the Sex and Shock Out of Rock.” Los Angeles Times, August 25, 1985. Republished on ARF: The Home Of Frank Zappa Heritage Studies.

Gonzales, Michael A. “Pop Art.” Wax Poetics 67, Spring 2018: 64-71.

–.”Rock Star: Jesse Johnson.” Wax Poetics 50, January 2012. Special Edition Reprint (Wax Poetics Books, 2016): 36-40.

Gottlieb, Jed. “The Time Finally Get Their Due with Glorious ‘Jungle Love’: 365 Prince Songs in a Year.” Diffuser, December 8, 2017.

Graff, Gary. “The Revolution’s Lisa Coleman Talks ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983,’ Jamming With Prince and Unreleased Gems.” Billboard, September 20, 2018.

–. “Why Prince Asked for Journey’s Blessing Before Releasing ‘Purple Rain.’” Billboard, April 26, 2016.

Grant, Sarah. “Morris Day on Final Meeting with Prince: ‘He Knew Something Wasn’t Right.’” Rolling Stone, April 21, 2017.

Graustark, Barbara. “Prince: Strange Tales from André’s Basement… and Other Fantasies Come True.” Musician, September 1983. The Rock Musician: 15 Years of Interviews – The Best of Musician Magazine (Macmillan, 1994): 107-128.

Greenberg, Rudi. “The Revolution’s Mark Brown shares three of his favorite Prince tales.” The Washington Post, April 27, 2017.

Grein, Paul. “Prince: Back to the Movies.” Los Angeles Times, August 6, 1989.

Grierson, Tim. “‘Beautiful Ones’: The Moment Prince Became a Movie Star.” Rolling Stone, April 22, 2016.

Grow, Kory. “Inside Prince’s Funky First Recording Sessions.” Rolling Stone, April 26, 2016.

–. “Prince’s Unearthed ‘Originals’: Collaborators Look Back on the Hits He Passed Along.” Rolling Stone, June 24, 2019.

Hall, Rashaun. “Newcomer Alicia Keys Chooses ‘Songs In A Minor’ For Her J Records Debut.” Billboard, June 2, 2001: 22, 23.

Hamilton, Jack. “Prince Was Our Bard of One-Night Stands, and ‘Little Red Corvette’ Was Our Masterpiece.” Slate, April 21, 2016.

Hann, Michael. “How we made Prince’s Purple Rain.” The Guardian, July 24, 2017.

Harris, Keith. “Prince Stuns at Emotional ‘Piano and a Microphone’ Solo Show.” Rolling Stone, January 22, 2016.

Harris, Will. “Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles.” The A.V. Club, October 11, 2011.

Hasted, Nick. “Purple Rain by Prince: the story behind the song.” Classic Rock, May 15, 2019.

Henderson, Eric. “Review: Prince, 1999.” Slant Magazine, December 12, 2003.

Hendricksson, Lisa. “Prince.” Minnesota Daily, April 8, 1977. Republished April 25, 2016.

Hiatt, Brian. “A Final Visit with Prince: Rolling Stone‘s Lost Cover Story.” Rolling Stone, May 2, 2016.

Hilburn, Robert. “The renegade Prince.” Los Angeles Times, November 21, 1982. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Hill, Michael. “Prince: 1999.” Rolling Stone, December 9, 1982.

Holland, Nancy J. “Prince: Postmodern Icon.” Journal of African American Studies Volume 21 Number 3, September 2017: 320-336.

Horner, Cynthia. “A Rendezvous with Prince!” Right On!, December 1979. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Hoskyns, Barney. “Genius in short.” The Guardian, February 19, 2006. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Hsieh, Carina, and Natasha Burton. “A Brief History of the Rabbit.” Cosmopolitan, June 30, 2020.

Jackson, Kirk. “Jellybean! The Time’s Jellybean Johnson talks about Prince, the Minneapolis sound and the Blues (Part 1).” Beldon’s Blues Point, March 11, 2013.

–. “From Purple Rain to the Blues: Part 2 of our interview with the Time’s Jellybean Johnson.” Beldon’s Blues Point, March 13, 2013.

Jet. “Prince’s Protégés Climb Ladder of Success in Music.” October 7, 1985: 58-60.

. “Vanity 6 Lives Out Daring Fantasies on Stage.” January 24, 1983: 58-62.

Johnson, Jesse. Facebook post, March 21, 2014.

–. Facebook post, March 22, 2014.

Johnson, Robert E. “Vanity Talks about Love, Prince and New Career in Records, Films.” Jet, May 5, 1986: 60-62.

Jones, Jill. “Memories & Musings…” Liner notes: 8-9. Piano & A Microphone 1983 Deluxe Edition. Music by Prince. Warner Bros./NPG Records, 2018.

Jones, Lucy. “Stevie Nicks: ‘Prince wanted a romance with me.’” NME, November 3, 2013.

Joseph, Mike. “Prince Dips a Toe into Rap with ‘Irresistible Bitch’: 365 Prince Songs in a Year.” Diffuser, March 21, 2018.

Kael, Pauline. “Purple Rain (1984).” The New Yorker, August 20, 1984. Republished on Scraps from the Loft, July 10, 2018.

Karlen, Neal. “Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin: Ladies in Waiting.” Rolling Stone, April 24, 1986.

–. “Prince Talks.” Rolling Stone, October 18, 1990.

–. “Prince Talks: The Silence is Broken.” Rolling Stone, September 12, 1985.

Keller, Martin. “Portrait of the Artist as a Native Son.” Minnesota Monthly, March 1997. Republished on White Mansion.

–. “Remembering Prince: Our ‘shining Prince’ in 1981. City Pages, January 21, 1981. Republished April 27, 2016.

–. “Remembering Prince: The power and the glory, the Minneapolis story.” Twin Cities Reader, January 19, 1979. Republished in City Pages, April 27, 2016.

Kiene, Tony. “‘THERE WAS NOBODY LIKE HIM’: Peggy McCreary Reminisces About Recording Prince and the Front Row Seat from which She Watched Him Conquer the 80s.” PRN Alumni Foundation, July 12, 2019.

KSTP. “Candid Interview with Local Photographer Reveals Prince Pre-Fame.” WDAZ ABC, May 24, 2016.

LaVecchia, Olivia, and Andy Mannix. “The CC Club: An oral history.” City Pages, May 1, 2013.

Lee, Spike. “The Artist.” Interview, May 1997. Republished (as “New Again: Prince”) August 27, 2014.

Leeds, Alan and Gwen. “Behind the Purple Rope: Prince and the Revolution.” Wax Poetics, April 21, 2016. Republished April 19, 2021.

Lewis, Miles Marshall. “Paisley Diaries Volume 5 – Jill Jones: Violet Blues (Part 1 of 2).” Soulhead, January 22, 2020.

–. “Paisley Diaries Volume 5 – Jill Jones: Violet Blues (Part 2 of 2).” Soulhead, January 22, 2020.

–. “Prince: The Black Interview.” Ebony, December 2015. Republished on Lipstick Alley, September 3, 2016.

Lieberman, Hallie. “(Almost) Everything You Know About the Invention of the Vibrator Is Wrong.” The New York Times, January 23, 2020.

Lifton, Dave. “Prince Lays Out His Worldview on ‘D.M.S.R.’: 365 Prince Songs in a Year.” Diffuser, June 2, 2017.

Light, Alan. “O(+>.” VIBE, August 1994. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Loder, Kurt. “Mick Jagger: He’s Hot, He’s Sexy and He’s Alive.” Rolling Stone, November 24, 1983.

–. “Prince Reigns.” Rolling Stone, August 30, 1984.

–. “O(+> Interview with Kurt Loder.” MTV, 1999. Transcript posted on The Iconic Prince, August 7, 2017. “? of the week – Answers,” November 17, 1997. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Lynch, Joe. “Prince’s Archivist on Uncovering ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’ & What’s Next From the Vault.” Billboard, September 20, 2018.

Marchese, David. “Members of the Revolution Share Their 5 Favorite Prince Stories.” Vulture, March 20, 2017.

Marcus, Greil. “Food Fight: Real Life Rock Top 10, 1981.” December 1981. Republished April 22, 2016.

Matos, Michaelangelo. “Do It All Night: The Story of Prince’s Dirty Mind.” Pitchfork, October 6, 2015.

–. “Everybody Is a Star: How the Rock Club First Avenue Made Minneapolis the Center of Music in the ’80s.” Pitchfork, March 14, 2016.

McLean, Craig. “Dev Hynes on his new music as Blood Orange, fluid sexuality and why he still suffers from panic attacks.” ES Magazine, July 28, 2016.

Miller, Debby. “Prince’s Hot Rock: The Secret Life of America’s Sexiest One-Man Band.” Rolling Stone, April 28, 1983.

Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Oral History: Prince’s Life, as Told by the People who Knew Him Best.” 2004, republished April 29, 2016.

Mullen, Mike. “Meet the woman who inspired Prince’s ‘Little Red Corvette.’” City Pages, August 11, 2016.

Murphy, Keith. “‘Purple Rain’ Turns 30: Prince’s Engineer Shares Majestic (And Maddening) Studio Stories.” VIBE, June 25, 2014.

Needham, Jack. “The story behind Prince’s lost Christmas song.” Red Bull Music, December 20, 2019 (cached version).

Nelson, Maggie. “Darling Nikki.” The New Yorker, December 27, 2016.

Norment, Lynn. “Ebony Interview with Prince.” Ebony, July 1986, 29-36.

Numero Group. “The Many Phases of Moonsound.” July 30, 2013.

–. “Sue Ann Carwell.” Accessed November 2, 2016.

O(+>. Online liner notes. Crystal Ball. Music by O(+>. NPG Records, 1998. Prince Online Museum.

Ocean, Frank. “I’m not even gonna say rest in peace…”, April 21, 2016.

Olson, Jayne Haugen. “A Soldier in Prince’s Revolution.” Mpls St Paul, December 5, 2016.

Palmer, Caroline. “Dancers Recall Prince as a Hardworking Darling in Tights & Ballet Slippers.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 5, 2016. Republished on The Iconic Prince, May 26, 2017.

Paulson, Ken. “Prince gave us the ‘parental advisory’ label: Column.” USA Today, April 25, 2016.

Pendleton, Tonya. “A Portrait of The Artist: His Purple Reign Continues.” Philadelphia Daily News, July 3, 1998.

People. “Inside Prince’s Risqué – and Secretive – Life.” November 19, 1984; republished April 21, 2016. “Prince vs Rick James: the Fire It Up tour 1980.” Posted by user OldFriends4Sale, June 1, 2009.

–. “June7’s Exclusive ‘Org’ Interview w/ Sharon Nelson – Part I.” Posted by user June7, August 10, 2017.

–. “June7’s Exclusive ‘Org’ Interview w/ Sharon Nelson – Part II.” Posted by user June7, August 17, 2017.

Raiss, Liz. “The Stories Behind Some of Prince’s Iconic Early Album Cover Photos.” The Fader, April 21, 2016.

Renzetti, Jackie. “Music History Spotlight: ‘Just Another Sucker’ and Prince’s early career.” The Current blog, May 8, 2016.

–. “Music History Spotlight: Prince’s First Avenue debut on March 9, 1981.” The Current blog, May 15, 2016.

–. “On this Day in 1983, Prince played ‘Purple Rain’ for the first time.” The Current blog, August 3, 2016.

Revolution, The. “Fearlessly Breathe In the Purple Rain… The Revolution Track-by-Track.” Liner notes. Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition. Music by Prince and the Revolution. Warner Bros./NPG Records, 2017.

Richards, Sam. “The inside story of Prince’s album, Piano & A Microphone 1983.” Uncut, September 21, 2018.

Rideout, Ernie. “Goodbye 1999 – O(+> produced by Prince: the Ultimate New Power Collaboration of the Millennium.” Keyboard, December 1999. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Riemenschneider, Chris. “Minneapolis R&B vet Pierre Lewis resurfaces with Prince connection.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 22, 2013.

Rockwell, John. “Prince Performs in New York.” The New York Times, February 18, 1980.

Rodgers, Curtis E. “So You Want To Be In The Movies.” The Crisis Volume 90 Issue 1, January 1983: 6-10.

Rolli, Bryan. “Best American Music Awards Performances No. 1: Prince Leads Audience in Transcendent ‘Purple Rain’ Sing-Along at the 1985 AMAs.” Billboard, November 17, 2017.

Ryan, Mike. “The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of Prince’s ‘Little Red Corvette’ Video.” Uproxx, April 21, 2017.

Sacks, Leo. “The Time Is Leaving Controversy To Prince.” Billboard, December 12, 1981: 44, 49.

Salewicz, Chris. “Prince: Strutting with the New Soul Monarch.” New Musical Express, June 1981. Republished in The Guardian, August 14, 2013.

Sandall, Robert. “Any Time, Any Place, Anywhere…” Q, July 1988. Republished on Robert Palmer: Music & Style.

Savage, Mark. “‘It’s Prince, thinking aloud on the piano.’” BBC News, September 15, 2018.

Schonfeld, Zach. “‘Piano and a Microphone’: The Inside Story of the Long-Lost Prince Recording From 1983.” Newsweek, October 11, 2018.

Schwartz, Andy. “Prince: A Dirty Mind Comes Clean.” New York Rocker, June 1981. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Shawhan, Jason. “Dez Dickerson on Prince, Purple Rain, and the Most Insane Thing He’s Seen on Stage.” Nashville Scene, November 18, 2014.

Shore, Michael. “The Prince Interview.” MTV, 1985; reprinted in Rock & Soul, July 1986. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Sodomsky, Sam. “What It Was Like to Be the Only Other Person in the Studio With Prince, According to His Engineer Peggy McCreary.” Pitchfork, June 11, 2019.

“Stats,” Eddie. “A Death In The Family: St. Paul Of The Family Remembers Prince, The Teacher.” Okayplayer, 2016.

Swensson, Andrea. “Andre Cymone reflects on growing up with Prince and releasing his first solo material in two decades.” The Current blog, November 5, 2012.

–. “Bobby Z shares his Purple Rain memories on the album’s 30th anniversary.” The Current blog, June 25, 2014.

–. “Then and Now: The Capri Theatre, where Prince played his first solo show.” The Current blog, January 10, 2014.

Tampa Bay Times. “Biggest regret in 2008: Not publishing this Wendy and Lisa interview.” Tampa Bay Times, December 30, 2008.

Thompson, Ahmir “Questlove.” “33 Reasons Why Prince Is Hip-Hop.” Wax Poetics 50, January 2012. Special Edition Reprint (Wax Poetics Books, 2016): 12-18.

Thomson, Graeme. “There was just so much music in him.” Uncut, August 2018: 58-70.

Till, Rupert. “Pop stars and idolatry: an investigation of the worship of popular music icons, and the music and cult of Prince.” Journal of Beliefs and Values Volume 31 Number 1, June 2010: 69-80.

Touré. “O(+>.” Icon, October 1998. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Trott, William C. “Sing a Song of Sex, Prince.” United Press International, March 29, 1985.

Tucker, Ken. “Prince: Dirty Mind.” Rolling Stone, February 19, 1981.

–. “Publishers Cash In on the Prince.” Boca Raton News, November 25, 1984.

–. “Remembering Legendary Musician Prince, A ‘Strikingly Original’ Icon.” Fresh AirNPR, April 22, 2016.

Tudahl, Duane. “Vault Tracks.” Liner notes. 1999 Super Deluxe Edition. Music by Prince. Warner Bros./NPG Records, 2019.

Turman, Katherine. “One Year After Prince’s Death, Wendy and Lisa Are Ready to Mourn Through Song.” Esquire, April 21, 2017.

Uptown. “I Like What You’re Doing: An Exclusive Interview with Owen Husney – Part 1.” Issue 38, Summer 1999.

Van Nguyen, Dean. “Big Time: Morris Day.” Wax Poetics 50, January 2012. Special Edition Reprint (Wax Poetics Books, 2016): 43-48.

Walsh, Jim. “The former Prince speaks II.” St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 18, 1996. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Ward, Steven. “Prince hired, fired ’80s R&B star Alexander O’Neal.” The Clarion-Ledger, April 28, 2016.

Wawzanek, Bryan. “That Time Prince Got Booed Off the Rolling Stones’ Stage.” Ultimate Classic Rock, October 8, 2016.

Weatherford, Ashley. “Understanding the Politics of Prince’s Hair.” New York, April 22, 2016.

Wilen, Dennis. Interview excerpts. Los Angeles Herald Examiner, March 27, 1981. Republished on Prince interview archive.

Wilkening, Matthew. “Dr. Fink Reveals Just How Quickly He and Prince Wrote ‘Dirty Mind’: 365 Prince Songs in a Year.” Diffuser, May 4, 2017.

–. “Prince and Morris Day Make Learning Fun With ‘Cloreen Bacon Skin’: 365 Prince Songs in a Year.” Diffuser, September 16, 2017.

–. “Prince Plugs In for ‘Let’s Go Crazy,’ Amazing Fans and Bandmates Alike: 365 Prince Songs in a Year.” Diffuser, April 24, 2017.

Williams, Larry. “The Revolution Pays Tribute to Its Fallen Leader, Prince.” Las Vegas Weekly, June 14, 2017.

Wong, Cory. “Five reasons Prince was a guitar legend.” The Current blog, April 20, 2017.

Zaleski, Annie. “Prince Gifts the Bangles a Hit with ‘Manic Monday’: 365 Prince Songs in a Year.” Diffuser, December 22, 2017.

Zschomler, Kristen, with Barbara Howard and Jessica Berglin. “National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form: Prince, 1958-1987.” Submitted to United States Department of the Interior, February 4, 2020.


Barocio, Librado. The Original 7ven Story. Originally released 2011. YouTube, February 9, 2017.

Bloom, Howard. “Prince – The Passing of a Legend.” Howard Bloom Saves the Universe, April 25, 2016.

Current, The. “Bobby Z on Prince’s track ‘Delirious.’” YouTube, October 26, 2018.

Dean, Michael. “Andre Cymone Interview.” The Prince Podcast, April 23, 2016.

–. “Mi-Ling Stone Poole.” Podcast Juice, October 2, 2017.

–. “Tyka Nelson Interview.” The Prince Podcast, April 24, 2016.

Dr. Funkenberry. “2017 or 1969? Andre Cymone Talks about His New Album, Black Lives Matter, the NPG & Making Sure People Don’t Revise Prince History.” The Dr. Funk Podcast, July 8, 2017.

Hautala, Elke. “Beautiful Nights Road Trip — In Search of Gayle Chapman.” YouTube, February 27, 2013.

Johnson, Cecilia. “The Current Rewind: Aug. 3, 1983.” The Current, October 13, 2020.

Johnson, Charles (“The Electrifying Mojo”). Interview with Prince. Originally broadcast on WHYT 96.3, June 7, 1986. YouTube, December 18, 2018.

Livingston, Jennie. Paris is Burning. Academy Entertainment, 1990.

Morris, Nat. “Andre Cymone 1982 Interview.” Originally broadcast on The Scene, 1982. YouTube, May 27, 2010.

Nileskar, Mats. “Jesse Johnson and Miguel on Prince.” Originally broadcast on Swedish Radio/P3, date unknown. YouTube, April 22, 2016.

Questlove. “Episode 95 feat. Jesse Johnson Pt. I.” Questlove Supreme, August 2018.

Simpson, Donnie. “Jesse Johnson on Video Soul.” Originally broadcast on Video Soul, BET, 1986. YouTube.

Sunset Sound Recorders. “Apollonia Discusses Her Life w/ Prince, Filming Purple Rain & Her Work in Sunset Sound.” YouTube, May 2021.

Sutherland, Steve. Interview, June 6, 1981. Mixcloud, April 2016.

Swensson, Andrea. “Episode 2: Rearrange.” Prince: The Story of 1999, November 26, 2019.

–. “Episode 3: The Idolmaker.” Prince: The Story of 1999, December 3, 2019.

VH1. “Prince Chris Rock Interview – Best Document 2016.” Originally broadcast on VH1 to One, February 1997. YouTube, May 29, 2016.

Other Resources

4theFunk: The Ultimate Guide 2 Prince Music
Guitarcloud: Prince Instrument Archive
Prince Online Museum
Prince Vault

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