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Prince : Inside the Music and the Masks
by Ronin Ro


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"A fascinating, authoritative biography of one of the most commercial, controversial, and influential musicians of all time"
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""In his three decades-long of recording, Prince has had nearly thirty albums hit the Billboard Top 100.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"A fascinating, authoritative biography of one of the most commercial, controversial, and influential musicians of all time"
""
""In his three decades-long of recording, Prince has had nearly thirty albums hit the Billboard Top 100. He is the only artist since the Beatles to have a number one song, movie, and single at the same time. Prince's trajectory from a teenage unknown in Minneapolis to an idol and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has won him millions of adoring fans.

"Prince "is the first book to give full treatment to this 30-year career of epic proportions. Acclaimed music journalist Ronin Ro traces Prince's rise from anonymity in the late 70s, to his catapult to stardom in the 80s, to his reemergence in the 21st century as both an artistic icon and a starmaker. Ro chronicles the music, showing how Prince and his albums helped define and inspire a generation. Along the way, Prince confronted labels, fostered other young talents, and took ownership of his music, making a profound mark on the entertainment industry and pop culture.

In this authoritative biography, Ro digs deep to reveal the man behind some of the most important music of our time."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312383008
  • ISBN-10: 0312383002
  • Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians - General
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Capturing the essence of a constantly evolving artist like the massively successful Prince is no easy task, but music journalist and biographer Ro’s look at the man behind the curtain is a worthy effort. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Prince Rogers Nelson was immersed in music from a young age, listening to his musician father, John, trying to make it big. Just as he would years later for his studio albums, young Prince played whatever musical instrument he could find and mastered each one. He formed several bands as a teenager in the 1970s, playing Top 40 covers, before striking out on his own. Though record labels were first leery about a teenager who not only performed but also produced his own material, 17-year-old Prince signed with Warner in 1977 in one of the most lucrative contracts ever offered to an unknown. From his first album For You, one thing was obvious: Prince was devoted to his music and nothing would prevent him from making the kind of sound he wanted to make. Ro chronicles Prince’s increasingly difficult relationship with Warner, as well as his tumultuous history with his backup band, the Revolution, and the young artists he brought into the fold. Prince has helped redefine the boundaries of the music industry, and this solid biography gives fans a peek at a complicated talent. (Nov.)

 
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