Mon, 04/27/2009 - 12:30am
Prince is among the most talented musicians of his generation. He's created a rich and varied music catalog and was partying "like it's 1999" back in 1982. That album, 1999, made him a star, and Purple Rain took him to another level. He's one of very few musicians who writes and produces all of his music and, on most of his albums, plays all the instruments, except for brass. The son of a jazz pianist, he's won seven Grammys and an Oscar and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004—the first year he was eligible.
Prince speaks with Tavis Smiley in a two-part conversation, airing Monday, April 27 at 12:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (DT21.1/cable 1011), and continues Tuesday, April 28 at the same time.