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Prince and the Revolution: 3-day YouTube show

A long, long time ago in a faraway galaxy called Minneapolis, there lived a singer, songwriter,
musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and filmmaker named Prince. He was a guitar virtuoso,
a legendary multi-instrumentalist known for eclectic genre-crossing work, a wildly flamboyant
persona and some of the absolutely greatest live shows in the business. He wrote his first song
“Funk Machine” at the age of seven, and would go on to sell 100 million records worldwide,
earning seven Grammy Awards, seven Brit Awards, six American Music Awards, four MTV
Video Music Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Yeah, that Prince.
He left us too soon in April 2016 at the age of 57, but you can witness his greatness this
weekend. The Prince Estate will host a three-day streaming event of “Prince and the Revolution:
Live,” the legendary concert filmed toward the end of the “Purple Rain” tour in Syracuse, NY on
March 30, 1985. The show will be available on Prince’s official YouTube Channel for three days
only, beginning on Thursday, May 14 and continuing through 11:59pm on Sunday, May 17. In
collaboration with YouTube and Google, the streaming event will run in support of the COVID-
19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Any viewer donations will
include a matching component from Google, who will match $2 for every $1 up to $5M.
The concert, which was originally released as a VHS video, is loaded with hits like “Let’s Go
Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U,” “Purple Rain,” “1999” and “Little Red
Corvette” as well as rarities like “Possessed” and “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore.”
Watch the concert here which will begin 8 p.m. ET, May 14, 2020 and play all weekend.
Full playlist:

  1. Let’s Go Crazy (6:03)
  2. Delirious (2:51)
  3. 1999 (5:51)
  4. Little Red Corvette (3:39)
  5. Take Me With U (4:57)
  6. Yankee Doodle Dandy (3:53)
  7. Do Me Baby (4:51)
  8. Irresistible Bitch (1:56)
  9. Possessed (4:25)
  10. How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore (7:19)
  11. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (2:11)
  12. International Lover (2:01)
  13. God (7:46)
  14. Computer Blue (4:15)
  15. Darling Nikki (3:30)
  16. The Beautiful Ones (6:50)
  17. When Doves Cry (9:29)
  18. I Would Die 4 U (3:27)
  19. Baby I’m A Star (10:57)
  20. Purple Rain (19:26)

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