22 Apr 2016

Tributes pour in for Prince

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 22 April 2016
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Tributes are flowing in for music legend Prince who was found dead at his Paisley Park, Minneaopolis home this morning.

Music reviewer and longtime Prince fan Marty Duda was at Prince's show in Auckland in February and said it was truly incredible.

He said Prince even eclipsed Michael Jackson, as far as creativity was concerned.

"Prince just did what all the all the great artists do or what he was driven to do.

"I'd put him right up there with Dylan and Bowie and those guys who surprised everyone, didn't pay attention to what was popular at the time."

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Photo: AFP

Prince was a prolific musician with over 40 years in the record industry. He first found fame in 1978 and went on to sell more than a hundred million records.

Among many others, his hits included Purple Rain, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Diamonds and Pearls and Nothing Compares 2 U.

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Prince had just played his first concert in New Zealand in February and was touring as recently as last week.

News of his death has come as a shock with many taking to social media to pay tribute.

Madonna pays tribute to Prince on Instagram.

Madonna pays tribute to Prince on Instagram. Photo: Instagram: madonna

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