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PRINCE PASSED AWAY APRIL 21, 2016 - WE ALL MOURN HIS LOSS

There is no way to describe how we all feel. Most of us "only" knew Prince through his music, but that was more than enough for him to have had a profound effect on our lives. Seeing the outpouring of love and respect on social media, in the press, on public structures cast in purple glow, and by the legions of people who celebrated his life as he would want it to be -- by coming together and dancing all over the globe, has been so touching to us all at prince.org. This site has always been about the fans first, but obviously without the man, there would be no fans. We now honor the genius musician, the visionary, the icon, and most of all the human that was Prince, and offer our deepest shared sympathies. We knew and loved his music, and made it part of our lives, our soul, our being; that's the ultimate tribute, and as a result, he will live eternally. Prince, you will be forever in our life, forever in our hearts, forever on our stereos. wish u heaven.

--Ben, founder of prince.org, 4/22/2016
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Virtual Paisley Park Memorial Tour

Gigapixel Imaging, a company headquartered just down the road from Paisley Park, and counting Prince fans on their staff, has made a super-cool 'virtual tour' of the PP fence and paths, showing the entirety of the amazing memorial fans have created. It's like higher-res Google StreetView, where you can see all of the wonderful tributes people have left. Check it out -- it's so touching, and really helps "take you there". Big props to Gigapixel! (Discussion on this thread)

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Eternal Celebration of Life & Music October 6, 2017

Paisley Park announces special activities and new merchandise Posted by HerecomethePurpleYoda in Fan Gatherings (3 comments)

First major auction of Prince-related items is live

RRAuctions previously had a small auction of items, but now is back with a LARGE selection of items from Susannah, Eric Leeds, one of Prince's old assistants, and many more. Lots of super cool stuff that would make excellent (and probably spendy!) Xmas presents. Over 200 lots are up for bid NOW and there's really a lot of nifty unique stuff you'll probably never see offered for sale again... check it out! Posted by laurarichardson in The Marketplace: For Sale/Trade (22 comments)

**EXCLUSIVE - STEVE PARKE UK GALLERY SHOW : 9th Nov - 3rd Dec**

We're happy to announce that Steve Parke will be doing a UK Gallery show in London! Check this thread for all the details! Posted by Militant in Prince: Music and More (9 comments)

**ESTATE SURVEY** Take This Poll to Let Them Know

Sharon Nelson asked The Org Members to submit two ideas as to what should be their next move in releasing Prince music and other goodies! Posted by tbokris in Prince: Music and More (53 comments)

JUNE7's EXCLUSIVE 'ORG' INTERVIEW w/ SHARON NELSON - PART II

PART II in a three part series of June7's exclusive Q&A with Sharon Nelson. Questions submitted by members of the 'Org' and answered by Ms. Sharon, herself! Posted by June7 in Prince: Music and More

Prince Estate and Pantone unveil custom color - Love Symbol #2

Our very own Prince now officially has his very own color in collaboration with Pantone. It's called Love Symbol #2 smile Posted by jayceman in Prince: Music and More (87 comments)

Exclusive! prince.org Q&A with Sharon Nelson!

We did an interview with Prince's sister Sharon - check out the answers here! Posted by June7 in Prince: Music and More

Steve Parke - Picturing Prince (US Release - Sep 5th)

Steve Parke's awesome book, "Picturing Prince" which has been out for a few months already in the UK, will see a US release in September! Posted by TrivialPursuit in Prince: Music and More (14 comments)

** EXCLUSIVE!! ** Prince's Sister - SHARON NELSON - Agrees to Org Interview! ** EXCLUSIVE!! **

Sharon Nelson has graciously agreed to answer questions from us Orgers. This is a monumental moment for us as this hasn't been done at any other Prince fansite. Well, we are 'the Org'! Posted by June7 in Prince: Music and More (160 comments)

Prince's official YouTube account reactivated

It seems that the account originally created in March 2014 has been re-activated with several new uploads! Go watch! Posted by bluegangsta in Prince: Music and More (238 comments)

RIP John Blackwell

It's been confirmed by his wife, that legendary NPG drummer John Blackwell has passed away. Rest In Peace, John - we will never forget you. Posted by KoolEaze in Associated artists & people (120 comments)

Purple Rain Deluxe - OUT NOW!

The long-awaited Purple Rain Deluxe release is here, with the remastered original album, a disc of unreleased songs, a disc of edits and extended mixes, and a DVD of Prince & The Revolution live from Syracuse. Check it out, Purple People! Posted by Militant in Prince: Music and More (251 comments)

Purple Rain Deluxe Tracklist CONFIRMED by APPLE.

And here it is! When pre-orders start, Electric Intercourse will be available right away. Posted by Militant in Prince: Music and More (973 comments)

The Prince Tribute ” This Thing Called Life” - June 8-10, 2017

Featuring core members of the NPG for 3 nights. Click on link for more details and to purchase tix. Doors open at 7:00 PM - Show starts at 8:00 PM. Presale Tix are $45.00 - Day of event tix will be $55.00. At the Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis. Posted by luv4u in Concerts (23 comments)

TWELVE MONTHS AGO ...

I've been trying to figuore out what to say today.

I can't seem to think of nothing else but what

happened twelve months ago - then it came to me ...

I hope you enjoy it - June7 Posted by June7 in Prince: Music and More (49 comments)

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“When he lived with me, I thought he wasn’t doing anything during the day while I was away at work, but I found out that he was teaching other kids in the building how to play instruments and that they would have jam sessions. Prince was the kind of person who like to teach and bring out the best in others. - Sharon Nelson on her brother, Prince”June7, 8/17 in the forums

“Well, that WB deal for the PR reissue was developed by those who really didn’t know my brothers business, we are not consulted or asked for input on any of the released materials. You are probably going to see many more mistakes since many of those in charge are not asking us for input and are making decisions while attempting to learn Prince 101. - Sharon Nelson”June7, 8/17 in the forums

Honest question: if Prince's father was the original composer of elements of the Purple Rain melody or even if his work was a subtle inspiration to it, why is that necessarily a bad thing? Sharon definitely left that answer open/vague - and I'm not sure if that was totally on purpose OR if mystique/speaking in riddles is a family trait. IMO - her making it a point to say that PR was one of her faves because "she heard the melody first" from their dad more than likely speaks to there being some kind of fond family memory associated with the melody and later the song. But that's just me...




With that said, I understand everyone's desire to preserve Prince's legacy, but thatt doesn't take ANYTHING away from Prince at all. And frankly, with Prince's varied interests in many styles of music and growing up with a father who seemed to frequently be composing music, I would be VERY surprised if there never was any overlap between music he heard growing up and the music he later created. James Brown, for example, is ALL OVER some of Prince's funk output, so why wouldn't John Nelson be?

”—PurpleMusic07, 8/17 in the forums

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Let's Suggest 2 Sharon What the Next 2 Releases Should Be From The Vaults

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A "New" Prince Album (Remastered Music From The Vault)
15.3% 15.3%

Piano + Microphone Tour DVD & CD Collection of All Performances + Outtakes
14.5% 14.5%

Black Is the New Black (+ The Making Of) DVD & CD
11.6% 11.6%

Sign 'O The Times - The Remastered Deluxe DVD & CD
11.6% 11.6%

Crystal Ball I, II & III CD Collection
10.2% 10.2%

Piano + Microphone Final Show DVD & CD
9.8% 9.8%

The Official Prince Music Video DVD Collection 1979-2016
6.9% 6.9%

1st Avenue Live 1983 DVD & CD
4.0% 4.0%

Paisley Park Per4mance Collection DVD & CD
3.3% 3.3%

21 Nites - A Twenty-One Disc Collection of the O2 Arena Shows on DVD & CD
3.3% 3.3%

Remaster & Re-Release Every Studio Album
2.9% 2.9%

A "New" Prince Album (a la MJ's Xscape w/ Old & New Original & Newly Produced Music From The Vault)
2.5% 2.5%

Prince + Friends - A DVD/CD Collection of Every Collaboration
2.2% 2.2%

21 Nites - The Final Show at London's O2 Arena
1.8% 1.8%

After 275 votes cast