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1. Prince wrote his first song at age 7. He titled it “Funk Machine.”

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2. Prince once sued Adobe Photoshop to prevent fans from altering his photos. Unfortunately, he lost.

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3. Prince’s favorite meal was spaghetti and orange juice.

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4. The “Purple Rain” soundtrack spent 24 weeks at number one on Billboard.

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5. Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was supposed to be a duet with Prince.

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6. Prince was a devout Jehovah’s Witness.

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7. In 1980, when John Lennon was murdered, Prince was only a few blocks away.

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8. Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks was supposed to write “Purple Rain,” but couldn’t handle the pressure.

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9. Family and friends called Prince “Skipper” as a kid.

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10. In 1984, Prince not only had the number one movie in the country, but also the number one single & album.

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11. Despite his small stature, Prince was a remarkable basketball player.

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12. Prince formed his first band when he was 13 years old.

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13. In 2012, Prince dissed Maroon 5 for covering “Kiss.”

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14. In 2013, Prince performed at “Star Wars” director George Lucas’ wedding.

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15. The movie “Purple Rain” cost $7 million to make and grossed over $69 million.

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16. Prince scrapped his 1987 album “The Black Album” just days before its release.

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17. Prince penned The Bangles’ “Manic Monday” and Chaka Khan’s “I Feel For U.”

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18. Prince’s dad once had a band called Prince Rogers Jazz Trio.

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19. Prince sent Janelle Monae a singing telegram asking for a copy of her “The Electric Lady” album.

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