Prince and Purple Rain

Purple Rain is a movie released on July 27, 1984 and was written, edited and directed by Albert Magnoli and stars Prince in  his film debut playing the role of The Kid, together with Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.  It has a running time of 111 minutes. It tells the story of The Kid, the lead singer of the group, The Revolution, who plays in a downtown joint called The First Avenue Nightclub.  To escape the frustrations he had from his parents, The Kid practices all day with his band and plays at the club most of the night.  He also has troubles with his bandmates and his burdens in life grow even more when a fellow band where he is performing is trying its very best to out-perform him and his group.  


Purple Rain was a success, not only in the United States but also in other countries. The movie is tied to an album bearing the same name. The soundtrack of the movie was a hit and a commercial success. The original songs from Purple Rain are all composed and produced by Prince.

At the ceremonies of the 57th Academy Award  which was held on March 25, 1985 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, Prince Rogers Nelson or more popularly known as Prince won the Award for Best Original Song Score beating Jeff Moss for the movie The Muppets Take Manhattan and Kris Kristofferson for the Songwriter.  Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner made the announcement and presented the award to Prince.

Since we cannot find a decent YouTube video of Prince, here's one from Adam Levine singing Purple Rain at Howard Stern's Birthday Bash in 2014.  Enjoy!


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