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A taster of Prince: A Purple Reign

Duration: 01:30

A taster of Prince: A Purple Reign - a documentary film which explores how Prince - showman, artist, enigma - revolutionised the perception of black music in the 1980s with worldwide hits such as 1999, Kiss, Raspberry Beret and Alphabet Street. He became a global sensation with the release of the Oscar-winning, semi-autobiographical movie Purple Rain in 1984, embarking on an incredible journey of musical self-discovery that continues to this day.

Available since: Wed 23 Nov 2011

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Black Music Legends of the 1980s Prince: A Purple Reign

2/4 Documentary showing how Prince revolutionised the perception of black music in the 1980s.

First broadcast: 25 Nov 2011

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