Singer Prince has died at the age of 57 years
• Singer Prince died at the age of 57
American singer Prince died in a recording studio in his home at the age of 57 years. The cause of death is not clear, but a few days before he was hospitalized with the flu.
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis and first became famous in the late 1970s, but really became famous for it thanks to such hits as "1999" and "Purple rain". He was not only a performer, but also a songwriter and musician, multi-instrumentalist. His work has left a significant mark in the history of pop music of the 1980s and 1990s. Life Prince took in the sights of lenses, but there are a few little-known facts in his biography.
Prince at the presentation of American Music Awards November 22, 2015.
Prince wrote his first song at the age of 7 years. It was called "Funk Machine".
Prince at the presentation of awards Brit Awards in London on February 15, 2006.
The first musical group, in which he sang as a teenager, called Grand Central.
Hom Farm Festival in Kent, UK, 2011. Photo: rexfeatures
At one point he was so poor that he smelled food instead of eating. "I had no money, and I just stood beside McDonalds and sniffed," - he said in an interview zhurnralu Rolling Stone in 1985.
Prince kinomyuzikle in 1990 "Graffiti Bridge".
Prince - the only one except The Beatles, who have a film, an album and a single, ranks first in the United States.
Prince performs at Wembley Stadium in the UK August 26, 1990.
Director Tim Burton initially planned that half of the soundtrack to "Batman" writes Prins, and the other half - Michael Jackson: The first thing would be to write funk, and the second - to sing ballads.
Prince concert at Wembley Stadium.
In the end, Prince wrote the material for "Batman" on the whole album, he met and fell in love with Kim Basinger. He even canceled a tour to Japan to work harder on the material and to impress her.
Prince and his band The New Power Generation, 1991.
Sinead O'Connor song "Nothing compares 2 U" written by Prince for the group The Family, but the singer made her international hit in 1990.
Prins takes a hit "Purple rain" in 1984.
In the song, Madonna's "Like a prayer" is Prince plays the guitar, although it is not specified anywhere.
Prince in 1984.
Michael Jackson wrote the song "Bad", to sing a duet with her Prince, but that did not really liked the words, and he was opposed to "Your butt is mine" the first line (literally - "Your ass is in my hands").
Award Brit Awards, O2 Arena, London, 19 February 2014.
Prince became a member of "Jehovah's Witnesses' sect in 1997 and has since ruled the material of a sexual nature of his speeches, and did not write too explicit songs for years.
The singer has left a huge archive of unreleased and unused songs, albums and video projects abandoned in his home studio.