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  • 1970s

    • 1977: The band recorded tracks which later became the album Minneapolis Genius – The Historic 1977 Recordings. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • April 17, 1978: Prince released the album For You on April 17, 1978. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1978: "You can live your own life and I'll live mine I will never try to keep you down And even if I only see you some of the time I'm just happy when you come around And even if the sun don't shine I'm warm enough when you're in these arms of mine Just as long as we're together." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1978: "You can live your own life and I'll live mine I will never try to keep you down And even if I only see you some of the time I'm just happy when you come around And even if the sun don't shine I'm warm enough when you're in these arms of mine Just as long as we're together." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1979: Prince created a band which included André Cymone on bass, Dez Dickerson on guitar, Gayle Chapman and Doctor Fink on keyboards, and Bobby Z on drums. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

    • January 26, 1980: Prince performed both these songs on January 26, 1980 on American Bandstand. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1980: "Now where I come from We don't let society Tell us how it's supposed to be Our clothes, our hair We don't care It's all about being there Everybody's going Uptown That's where I wanna be Uptown Set your mind free." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1980: "Now where I come from We don't let society Tell us how it's supposed to be Our clothes, our hair We don't care It's all about being there Everybody's going Uptown That's where I wanna be Uptown Set your mind free." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1980: Prince was also the opening act for Rick James' 1980 Fire it Up tour. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1981: The Time released four albums between 1981 and 1990, with Prince writing and performing most of the instrumentation and backing vocals, with lead vocals by Morris Day. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1981: To publish his songs on Emancipation, Prince did not use Controversy Music – ASCAP, which he had used for all his records since 1981, but rather used Emancipated Music Inc.[61] – ASCAP. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1984: Prince's 1984 album Purple Rain sold more than thirteen million copies in the U.S. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1985: Prince announced that he would discontinue live performances and music videos after the release of his next album. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1985: "Pop life Everybody needs a thrill Pop life We all got a space 2 fill Pop life Everybody can't be on top But life it ain't real funky Unless it's got that pop Dig it." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1985: "Pop life Everybody needs a thrill Pop life We all got a space 2 fill Pop life Everybody can't be on top But life it ain't real funky Unless it's got that pop Dig it." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1985: "There is a park that is known 4 the face it attracts colorful people whose hair On 1 side is swept back The smile on their faces It speaks of profound inner peace Ask where they're going They'll tell U nowhere They've taken a lifetime lease On Paisley Park." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1985: "There is a park that is known 4 the face it attracts colorful people whose hair On 1 side is swept back The smile on their faces It speaks of profound inner peace Ask where they're going They'll tell U nowhere They've taken a lifetime lease On Paisley Park." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1985: "She wore a raspberry beret The kind U find in a second hand store Raspberry beret And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more Raspberry beret I think I love her." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1985: "She wore a raspberry beret The kind U find in a second hand store Raspberry beret And if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more Raspberry beret I think I love her." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1986: Prince began a series of sporadic live performances called the Hit N Run Tour. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1987: "And I said, baby don't waste your time I know what's on your mind U wouldn't be satisfied with a one night stand And I could never take the place of your man." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1987: "And I said, baby don't waste your time I know what's on your mind U wouldn't be satisfied with a one night stand And I could never take the place of your man." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1987: "Oh yeah In France a skinny man Died of a big disease with a little name By chance his girlfriend came across a needle And soon she did the same At home there are seventeen-year-old boys And their idea of fun Is being in a gang called The Disciples High on crack, totin' a machine gun." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1987: "Oh yeah In France a skinny man Died of a big disease with a little name By chance his girlfriend came across a needle And soon she did the same At home there are seventeen-year-old boys And their idea of fun Is being in a gang called The Disciples High on crack, totin' a machine gun." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1987: "Here we are folks The dream we all dream of Boy versus girl in the World Series of love Tell me, have U got the look?" - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1987: "Here we are folks The dream we all dream of Boy versus girl in the World Series of love Tell me, have U got the look?" - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • November 20, 1987: The film Sign o' the Times was released on November 20, 1987. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
  • 1990s

    • 1990: Prince went back on tour with a revamped band for his stripped down, back-to-basics Nude Tour. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1990: After two failed attempts in 1990 and 1991,[59] Warner Bros. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • August 20, 1990: Released on August 20, 1990, the album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 and R&B albums chart. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • November 20, 1990: The film, released on November 20, 1990, was a critical and box office flop, grossing just $4.2 million. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1991: 1991 marked the debut of Prince's new band, The New Power Generation. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • October 1, 1991: With significant input from his band members, Diamonds and Pearls was released on October 1, 1991. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1992: 1992 saw Prince and The New Power Generation release his twelfth album, Prince logo.svg,[54] bearing only an unpronounceable symbol on the cover (later copyrighted as Love Symbol #2). - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1993: "He goes by the name Prince but between 1993 and 2000 he went by an unpronounceable symbol and was referred to The Artist Formerly Known as Prince." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1993: "He goes by the name Prince but between 1993 and 2000 he went by an unpronounceable symbol and was referred to The Artist Formerly Known as Prince." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1993: He has also been known under the unpronounceable symbol Prince logo.svg, which he used between 1993 and 2000. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1993: 1993 also marked the year in which Prince changed his stage name to the Love Symbol, which is a combination of the symbols for male (♂) and female (♀). - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1993: Finally released a greatest hits compilation with the three-disc The Hits/The B-Sides in 1993. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • February, 1994: Allowed the single "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" to be released via a small, independent distributor, Bellmark Records, in February 1994. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1995: Prince threatened to sue a 900 number, operated by Nathan Wright for his Purple Underground magazine phone line, for playing to the public for the first time segments of The Black Album. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1995: Willie released the album 94 East featuring Prince, Symbolic Beginning which included original recordings by Prince and Cymone. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • September, 1995: When eventually released in September 1995, The Gold Experience failed to sell well, although it reached the top 10 of the Billboard 200 initially, and many reviewed it as Prince's best effort since Sign o' the Times.The album is now out-of-print. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1996: Chaos and Disorder, released in 1996, was Prince's final album of new material for Warner Bros., as well as one of his least commercially successful releases. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • October 16, 1996: They had one son named Boy Gregory, (born October 16, 1996) who was born with Pfeiffer syndrome and died a week after birth. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1998: Prince released Crystal Ball, a 5-CD collection of unreleased material, in 1998. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1999: Prince once again signed with a major label Arista Records to release a new record, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1999: "I get delirious whenever you're near Lose all self-control, baby just can't steer Wheels get locked in place Stupid look on my face. It comes 2 makin' a pass, pretty mama I just can't win a race." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1999: "I get delirious whenever you're near Lose all self-control, baby just can't steer Wheels get locked in place Stupid look on my face. It comes 2 makin' a pass, pretty mama I just can't win a race." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1999: "I guess I shoulda closed my eyes When U drove me 2 the place Where your horses run free. 'Cuz I felt a little ill When I saw all the pictures Of the jockeys that were there before me.

      Believe it or not, I started to worry I wondered if I had enough class. But it was Saturday night I guess that makes it all right And U say, "Baby, have U got enough gas?"

      " - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1999: "I guess I shoulda closed my eyes When U drove me 2 the place Where your horses run free. 'Cuz I felt a little ill When I saw all the pictures Of the jockeys that were there before me.

      Believe it or not, I started to worry I wondered if I had enough class. But it was Saturday night I guess that makes it all right And U say, "Baby, have U got enough gas?"

      " - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1999: Had been seeing for the album and singles of the original 1999. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1999: Following the 1999 Tour, Dickerson left the group for religious reasons. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • 1999: "I was dreamin' when I wrote this So sue me if I go 2 fast. But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant 2 last. War is all around us, my mind says prepare 2 fight So if I gotta die I'm gonna listen 2 my body tonight.

      Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero party over, oops out of time So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999.

      " - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
    • 1999: "I was dreamin' when I wrote this So sue me if I go 2 fast. But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant 2 last. War is all around us, my mind says prepare 2 fight So if I gotta die I'm gonna listen 2 my body tonight.

      Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero party over, oops out of time So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999.

      " - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
  • 2000s


    • 2001

      • 2001: Prince became a Jehovah's Witness in 2001 following a two-year-long debate with friend and fellow Jehovah's Witness, musician Larry Graham. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • December 31, 2001: Prince married Manuela Testolini in a private ceremony, but she filed for divorce in May 2006. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.

    • 2003


    • 2004

      • February 8, 2004: Prince appeared at the Grammy Awards with Beyoncé Knowles. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • April, 2004: Prince released Musicology through a one-album agreement with Columbia Records. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • 2004: He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year he was eligible. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • 2004: "Prince was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was ranked #28 out of 100 in Rolling Stone Greatest artist of all times." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.
      • 2004: "Prince was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was ranked #28 out of 100 in Rolling Stone Greatest artist of all times." - Prince (musician), Wikiquote.

    • 2005

      • 2005: In late 2005 Prince signed with Universal Records to release his album, 3121, on March 21, 2006 (3/21). - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • 2005: It was initially filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2005 in the categories of printed materials, clothing, electronic commerce, and entertainment services based on first commercial in 1978[94] Various searches to the USPTO did not find any registrations or transfers of "Prince" or related names by Warner Bros. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • October 25, 2005: Sony Records released a version of the single on CD. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.

    • 2006

      • February 15, 2006: Prince performed at the BRIT Awards along with Wendy & Lisa and Sheila E. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • 2006: Prince wrote and performed a song for the hit 2006 animated film Happy Feet. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • 2006: Only weeks after winning a Webby Award, Prince abruptly shut down his official NPG Music Club website at 12:00 AM on July 4, 2006 after over five years of operation. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • 2006: Prince appeared at multiple award ceremonies in 2006. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • June 27, 2006: Prince appeared at the BET Awards, where he was awarded Best Male R&B Artist. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • August 22, 2006: Prince released Ultimate. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • November, 2006: Also in November 2006, Prince opened a nightclub named 3121 in Las Vegas at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • November, 2006: Prince was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, appearing to collect his award but not performing. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.

    • 2007

      • February 4, 2007: Prince performed at the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in Miami, Florida on February 4, 2007. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • February 2, 2007: Prince played at the Super Bowl XLI press conference. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • April, 2007: He performed weekly on Friday and Saturday nights until April 2007, when his contract with the Rio ended. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • 2007: Prince made an appearance at the 2007 ALMA Awards, performing with Sheila E. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • 2007: Prince played 21 concerts in London during the summer of 2007. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • June 28, 2007: The UK national newspaper The Mail on Sunday revealed that it had made a deal to give Prince's new album, Planet Earth, away for free with an "imminent" edition of the paper, making it the first place in the world to get the album. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • July 7, 2007: Prince returned to his hometown of Minneapolis to perform three shows in what was unofficially declared Prince Day in Minnesota. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • September 14, 2007: Prince announced that he was going to sue YouTube and eBay because they "are clearly able (to) filter porn and pedophile material but appear to choose not to filter out the unauthorized music and film content which is core to their business success." Web Sheriff, the international internet policing company he hired, told Reuters: "The problem is that one can reduce it to zero and then the next day there will be 100 or 500 or whatever. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • October, 2007: Stephanie Lenz filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Publishing Group, claiming they were abusing copyright law, after the music publisher had YouTube take down Lenz's home movie in which the Prince song "Let's Go Crazy" played faintly in the background. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • November 14, 2007: It was reported that the satirical website b3ta.com had pulled their "image challenge of the week" devoted to Prince after legal threats from the star under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • November 5, 2007: Several fan sites of Prince formed "Prince Fans United" to fight back against legal requests they claim Prince made to cease and desist all use of photographs, images, lyrics, album covers and anything linked to Prince's likeness. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.

    • 2008


    • 2009

      • January 3, 2009: A new website LotusFlow3r.com was launched, streaming some of the recently-aired material ("Crimson and Clover", "(There'll Never B) Another Like Me" and "Here Eye Come") and promising opportunities to listen to and buy music by Prince and guests, watch videos and buy concert tickets for future events. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • July 18, 2009: Prince performed two shows at the Montreux Jazz Festival, being backed by The New Power Generation including Rhonda Smith, Renato Neto, and John Blackwell. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • October 24, 2009: Prince played a concert at his own Paisley Park complex in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • October 11, 2009: Prince gave two surprise concerts at the glass-and-iron Grand Palais exhibition hall after visiting the landmark Paris building on the banks of the Seine. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
      • October, 2009: Promoters MCD Productions went to court to sue Prince for €1.6 million, after paying him $1.5 million, half his agreed fee of $3 million for the concert. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
  • 2010s

    • February 4, 2010: Billboard.com ranked the performance as the greatest Super Bowl performance ever. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.
    • February, 2010: Prince settled the case out of court in February 2010. - Prince (musician), Wikipedia.






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