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Welcome to World News Today on BBC Four and BBC world.

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And we will have more on the news that the legendary

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Her car is arriving at Westminster Castle. We will bring you more on

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that in just a while. Welcome to viewers joining us on The

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One Show, we are broadcasting live from Westminster Castle -- Windsor

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Castle, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh about to arrive, on this,

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the Queen's 90th birthday. CHEERING . Huge cheers, the Prince of Wales,

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Duchess of Cornwall, awaiting the arrival of the Queen. And she will

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shortly be lacing a beacon to mark this milestone. Nicholas Witchel is

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alongside me. The Queen is competing the mayor, the pageant master in

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charge of the beacons up and down the country. Sensible headscarf,

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sensible headgear, as ever on this blustery evening in Windsor. But we

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will in a moment here at the National anthem played by the band

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of the Coast Green -- of the Coldstream Guards. The Duke of

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Edinburgh frequently says he is one of the most expert openers and

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beacon lighters that there are. They are moving into position. And Bruno

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Peek, the man who has put together the whole "And, and he was always on

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hand for these pyrotechnic displays, whether it be fireworks, flames,

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beacons, and that George. -- torch. That I presume they will be playing

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the national anthem. The band will be disappointed, getting ready to

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play the national anthem. They don't look as if they know quite where to

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stand. But we have been fortunate it has been...

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BAND PLAYS God Save The Queen.

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We expect a short address from the Prince of Wales.

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Your Majesty, Mummy... LAUGHTER I find it very hard to believe that

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you have reached your 90th year and I suddenly realised the other day

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that I've now in use since you were 22 years old. LAUGHTER

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But this is, ladies and gentlemen, very special occasion and the beacon

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that Her Majesty is about to like Bill also represent, as it lights

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other beacons across the nation, the love and affection in which you are

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held throughout this country and the Commonwealth. So, ladies and

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gentlemen, can we wish Her Majesty the most special and the happiest of

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birthdays on this occasion? And long may you reign over us. CHEERING

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Now, ladies and gentlemen, can I ask you as well if you could raise three

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very special cheers for Her Majesty, on this special occasion and, if

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they are loud enough, it might just work to like the other beacons by

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spontaneous combustion. So, hip, hip, hip... Hooray!

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The Queen, at 90, lighting a series of more than 1000 beacons that will

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be lit across the United Kingdom and across the world, the Queen now

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Britain's longest serving monarch, so many people out on the streets to

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see her today as she celebrated her 90th birthday. We will move on now

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to major breaking news, the death of the legendary musician Prince at the

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age of 57, his bodily -- his body discovered at his studios in Paisley

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Park, Minnesota,. Prince, whose real name is Prince Rogers Nelson, we are

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still getting details about the circumstances in which she was

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fined, but obviously, I shoot story for the world of music. I am joined

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by a reporter from BBC radio one. It has been such as shocked, this news

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from the last I read or so. It has. Lots of words can be used to

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describe Prince but he deserves the title of icon, a trailblazer,

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wonder, oddity to many, the sound of the 1980s, to so many people,

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setting the bar of creativity, and amazing live performer and this has

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come out of the blue. And much more than a performer, writer,

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instrumentalist, with the vision? He did, his first album was released in

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1978, but he did not have much success until the album 1999 with

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which he struck through then it was Purple Rain in 1984 that cemented

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his status. Not just with the audio but the visuals to go with it. And

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the whole vision of pop star really came to the surface because of

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Purple Rain became a film, and amazing music video, he was an icon

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there to be seen and heard. This is a perfect time to show viewers and

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let them hear more of Purple Rain. A great song. Let's see if we can dip

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into that now. # I never meant to

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cause you any sorrow # I never meant

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to cause you any pain # I only wanted one time

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to see you laughing # I only want to see

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you laughing in the purple rain And if people know anything about

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Prince, people know Purple Rain, that he had such arranged. Yes, the

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list goes on Kiss, Alphabet Street, among others. He sold 23 million

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albums with Purple Rain and from that point on, she was a very small

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pop star, but his stature in the world of music was just gigantic. --

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he was. He famously did 21 nights at the London O2 Arena, sold out, for

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half a million people. How many musicians could do that nowadays? A

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towering achievement! Is and what was so brilliant about Prince was

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they keep -- she kept artistic credibility, he fell out with his

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label, streaming services, wanting to stay in control of his prime. We

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can talk about the identity of Prince, but now we can join your

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correspondent in Los Angeles. Can you tell us what we do know about

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what has been discovered and what has happened in Minnesota? Yes,

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authorities say they have found, initially saying they have found

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someone who was not responsive in his home, who later died in

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hospital, later confirmed by the publicist of Prince that it was the

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pop star dying at the age of 57, but we do not know precisely concerns

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is, there will be an investigation into the cause of his death. We know

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he had been unwell, one place you -- one aeroplane he was and had to make

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an emergency landing, we believe you are suffering from flu, not in

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hospital, released after just a few hours and went home, saw nothing

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particularly sinister sounding, we are not aware whether he had any

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more serious underlying medical conditions, so there will be an

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investigation to find out the precise cause of death. In the

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meantime, as you have discussed, people are shocked about what has

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happened, as certain are disbelief that in the year we have lost David

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Bowie, we have lost Prince, another superstar in terms of pop music and

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an individual character, people comparing him with Michael Jackson

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or David Bowie, Prince was a man to himself, a great humanist, very

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funny, great musician, great guitar player, singer, producer, she had

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everything. Peter, you are speaking from the entertainment capital of

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the world, and the reactions, simply shot, what an original this man was.

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Yes, and some of the well-known figures in Hollywood taken to social

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media to express their feelings. I miss my brother, great sense of

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humour, said the director Spike Lee. What a sad day said the talk-show

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host Ellen Degeneres. Speechless said Samuel L Jackson. Rest in

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peace. We will all cry purple tears today, legend, the words of Tito

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Jackson, one of the brothers of Michael Jackson. Thank you. Steve,

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coming back to you, one writer from Rolling Stones said Prince was sex!

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He was such a live performer, he really came to the forefront doing

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live shows. I have spoken to some people in Radio 1, and they have

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said that seeing Prince was the best gig they have seen. Often, I

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remember him from small shows, small locations in London, two big arenas,

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he could do it all. But I love this identity thing. Going back to the

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early 1990s, he fell out with his wreck of the, who said he was

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trademarking his name. She was born with the new Prince, so he changed

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his name to Symbol, and the one could say that. Through his career,

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he kept such a tight lid on who he was. She said you cannot win me, I

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am not a corporate figment, was one of the first to stand up and say

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that. To stand up and say he would not be told what to do and even in

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recent years, suing some fans at one gig because clubs were uploaded to

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YouTube. -- because some clips. He felt that was compromising his

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musical integrity. And it amounted to privacy of sorts. Very few

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artists would do that. Thank you very much. We can bring more

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reaction coming through to the death of Prince. As you can imagine, these

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pouring in. We can take you I think back to Los

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Angeles, to Peter, we are waiting for official statements, this

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emerged from a celebrity website, didn't it? Yes, it came originally

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from the celebrity website TMZ, which first reported the death of

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Michael Jackson. It was a little while after they first broke the

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story that we were able to confirm it, but then, it went viral around

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the world and a lot of people, wherever they are in the world,

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learning this from the Internet, from social media, fans talking

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about it and disbelief is the word of the hour, people cannot

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comprehend that we have lost someone of the stature of Prince. The

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American recording Academy, the organisation which puts on the

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Grammy Awards, Prince a major figure at the Grammys in recent years, have

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released a statement, which has said they have lost an innovator,

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condolences to his friends and family who have been impacted by his

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incredible work. Peter, thank you. Talking about musical history,

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Steve, coming back to you, what did he draw upon? He was very original,

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but who were his icons? If you look at James Brown, very active on

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stage. That sexual energy. And taking on from someone like Jimi

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Hendrix. Prince was an incredible guitarist. Imagine taking those two

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influences, the guitar playing and live singing together, and creating

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this sexual chemistry. And you look at what he has left for other

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people. You mentioned the tribute from Justin Timberlake, you can see

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the influence of Prince in the way he sings and dances on stage. It

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encapsulates the crowd, making them feel like you are the only person

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watching that singer but performing to tens of thousands in the arena.

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We can show you a little note from the song When Doves Cry.

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The sweat of your body covers me

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# Dream if you can a courtyard An ocean of violets in bloom

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# Animals strike curious poses They feel the heat

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# The heat between me and you We can show you a little note

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When Doves Cry by Prince. And we can show you some images from TMZ, the

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website which brought that news that Prince had died in Paisley Park,

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Minnesota, and Steve, not just talking about the songs from Prince

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for his own performance, this goes all the way to soundtracks and

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movies. Yes, he did the Batman soundtrack in 1989. He famously did

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the song for Sinead O'Connor released in the early 90s, giant of

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a song. He did Manic Monday, 30 studio albums, four in the last 18

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months. He does not do as many of the older songs, they head that made

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him, a lot of new material. Bucketloads! And just do -- and just

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a few days ago, he was performing? Yes, there were rumours he had the

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flu and needed hospital treatment and his play needed to make an

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emergency landing but from what people at the gigs were saying they

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could not see anything visibly that he was ill, he pirated on Phil --

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through, true icon. The amount of exercise, the fitness he would have

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had to keep up for performing as Prince must have been incredible!

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Not many pop stars nowadays could do that, not only the length of time on

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stage she was famous for, the number of gigs they did in a year, that

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He could so have sat on his laurels. He didn't need the money but he

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wanted to keep going and keep innovating. It is very hard to get

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an Prince song onto an advert or a soundtrack. He has very strong

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control of where his songs are used. Would he have seen that as selling

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out? Absolutely. He famously took his and Taia back catalogue of

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spotted by because I don't know if he felt he was getting a bad deal

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out of it, you are 1 of the most famous artists in the world, you

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want people to hear your music, but you are is aimed them, I went out to

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have my stuff. Just for those who are joining us, this news is sinking

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in, can you sum up what he meant as an artist, a musician? I would say

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in the 1980s, there were 3 artists which cut the mould. Michael

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Jackson, Prince and Madonna in terms of visionaries. These are the people

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who embraced the MTV era of music videos, realising that it is not

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just about the voice, it is about the image, the way you look, the

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visuals that go with the song you are producing. So, he was very

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careful about what busy waltz, what images went with his songs,

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protecting his intellectual property. Exactly and he would

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disagree with someone who is that visionary -- who would disagree? It

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took him about for our bums to really achieve the success that he

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then got with 1999 in 1982, not to be confusing, and in the 80s is

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where his music and he was meant it. He was the first in-depth tea of the

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rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame because of his innovation. There is a famous

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great that he rewrote the book because of the vision he had at the

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time. Let's go back to Peter in L A. This has been sinking in. We haven't

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heard anything official, but presumably it is all over the wires?

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People are talking about what it you Mac meant to them and what his music

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has meant. Yes, it is all over the Internet,

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social media, people reflecting on what Prince meant to them. And he

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has a great legacy, he let to -- led to stardom in the 1970s, dominated

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the 1980s and 1990s and as we have here performing until recently.

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People unaware there were any major health problems and for that reason

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people are terribly shocked and a certain amount of disbelief that

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this has happened. I have more from this statement from the American

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music Academy, the organisation that puts on the Grammys, today we

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remember and celebrate him as one of the most uniquely gifted artist of

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all time, never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our

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musical landscape, Prince was -- Prince influenced everyone. Wheater

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in Los Angeles, thank you. And Steve from Radio 1. We will give you the

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opportunity to watch some more of that iconic it Purple Rain.

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