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The beautiful ones

Author: Prince; Dan Piepenbring
Publisher: London : Century, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death. Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Pictorial works
Songs and music
Biography
Named Person: Prince.; Prince; Prince; Prince; Prince.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Prince; Dan Piepenbring
ISBN: 9781780899176 1780899173
OCLC Number: 1127312458
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: The beautiful ones --
For you --
Controversy --
Baby I'm a star --
Notes and guide to photos.
Responsibility: Prince ; edited by Dan Piepenbring.

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The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death. Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of "Uptown" to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of "Paisley Park." But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince--a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him.

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