Seeing as how Austin is the Live Music Capital and all, let’s celebrate one of the greatest showmen of all time with some live videos.
The 1983 recording of the song “Purple Rain,” which he cut live at First Avenue in Minneapolis before editing and adding overdubs.
Here is Prince doing “Gett Off” on the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards and it is incredible.
Here is a full Jan. 30, 1982 concert at the Capitol Theatre (Passaic, New Jersey)
Prince at Coachella 2008 doing Radiohead’s “Creep”
Here is a fan-shot video of the Purple One blending “Sign O The Times” and “Hot Thing” in 2013. Not much this dude could not play.
Here is Prince and Cee-Lo doing “Crazy” live in NYC. Nice soloing from Mr. Nelson here.
And lest we forget, Prince was also incredibly funny. Here is Prince throwing shade (which he did insanely well).