We remember a music icon, Prince

We remember a music icon, Prince

It’s been five years since the world lost a music legend,  Prince Rogers Nelson, mononymously known as Prince. Here are some of his greatest hits. 


Prince was born on 7 June 1958 and died on 21 April 2016 at the age of 57. According to Wikipedia, Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose at his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

The music giant was a big name, especially in the 1980s. 

Apart from his amazing musical abilities, Prince's unusual fashion and thought-provoking art made him a unique artist. 

The multi-talented artist would wear heels on stage. 

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Prince was also an incredible actor. His film 'Purple Rain' topped the film box office. 

Over the years, the world has enjoyed great music from the icon. Watch some of his biggest hits in the videos below. 

Purple Rain 

The Most Beautiful Girl In the World

When Doves Cry

 There has been several Prince impersonators. 

Below are arguably three of the best performances from his impersonators. 

Prince Impersonator Bobby Miller

Prince impersonator performs 'Purple Rain'

Mark Anthony as Prince

Listen to East Coast Gold this Wednesday between 7am and 7pm to hear some of Prince's classics. 

For loads of fantastic classic hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, listen to East Coast Gold via the ECR app or here. We’re also on various other platforms, including Alexa (just enable the ‘East Coast Gold’ skill); MyTuner, Radio Garden; iono.fm, Radioline or OpenRadio.

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