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Musician, Actor (7-Jun-1958 — 21-Apr-2016)


Jason Draper. Prince: Chaos, Disorder, and Revolution. Backbeat Books. 2011. 272pp.

Alex Hahn. Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince. Crown. 2004. 288pp.

Liz Jones. Purple Reign: The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Carol Publishing Group. 1998. 284pp.

Brian Morton. Prince: A Thief in the Temple. Canongate. 2007. 224pp.

Per Nilsen. Dance Music Sex Romance: Prince: The First Decade. SAF Publishing. 2004. 351pp.

Ronin Ro. Prince: Inside the Music and the Masks. Macmillan. 2011. 384pp.


  1. Prince's Closest Friends Share Their Best Prince Stories
    by Chris Heath. GQ, 8-Dec-2016.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. New York Times Obituary [link]

  7. Washington Post Obituary [link]

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.530)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1192)

  10. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1139)

  11. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.435)

  12. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.403)

  13. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.438)

  14. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.538-41)

  15. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.1247)

  16. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.792)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.588)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.406)

  19. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.100)

  20. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, pp.112-14)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.347)

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