Video Of The Week: The Cast Of Hamilton Remembers Prince

We lost one of my favorite musical artists this week. We’ve been listening to Prince non-stop for a couple days now to remember him.

I really enjoyed watching the cast of Hamilton celebrate his life and music.


Comments (Archived):

  1. pointsnfigures

    57 is too young to die. Looks like it might have been an overdose of painkillers.… Painkillers can be extremely addicting. Oxycontin and Vicodin.

    1. creative group

      pointsnfigures:the autopsy and Sheriff’s investigation hasn’t even been released. Did some inside high level official (Medical Examiner, Sherriff) provide you with this determination of death? (Sarcasm, no intelligent person would attempt to answer that, more sarcasm).More predictable comments.Prince was raised a Seventh Day Of Adventist and converted to Jehovah’s Witness. Prince was never known to use drugs or alcohol or have any addictions. Allow one of your own to provide you insight.

      1. Pointsandfigures

        Yes and people fail Hard to believe this would have been natural causes only because of his age

        1. PhilipSugar

          They landed a plane in Moline, IL to give him a Narcan shot. Last week.Sorry if you just have the flu you don’t emergency land 45 minutes out of your home airport and home to some of the best medical clinics in the world.

          1. creative group

            PhilipSugar:the average person couldn’t have a plane diverted. Prince could!You are not understanding the stature of Prince. Just mind boggling that adults can’t step back and realize they are not a celebrity, famous and wealthy.

          2. PhilipSugar

            It was his plane.Have you ever flown private??? I have many, many times.You can divert any time within fuel allowances.Mind boggling you don’t understand this.

          3. creative group

            PhilipSugar:It is Mind Blogging you haven’t realized you are supporting our view. Reread! Gheez

        2. creative group

          Pointsandfigures:we are not conspiracy theorist and really detest people who can’t stay in reality. Whatever the science says we can readily except without reservation. If he overdosed on prescribed medication (rumored percocets) we are able to accept that finding without adding he was addicted verses using medication as intended or having a negative reaction as millions do to drugs. Just listen to the side effects on every new drug on a commercial. That alone would dissuade us from using them.

    2. Dave Pinsen

      They’re not addictive to everyone, and the non-opioid’s can be more dangerous.

  2. Twain Twain

    Brilliant, brilliant artist. So sad and shocked when I saw the news.

  3. Girish Mehta

    Rewatched this a few times, as I guess many people did. Love this entire recording.

    1. LE

      Will add that to my classic collection of youtube rock videos. One day I will put up a site of all the ones that I have collected. Prince is off to the side. Kind of like a Presidential candidate that isn’t polling well.

  4. Mario Cantin

    He was a fine guitarist too and many hits by other well-known artists had been written by “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” (or was it just “Prince” again in recent years)?

    1. rich caccappolo

      One of the greatest. The Mozart of our generation, the best performer of his day, and under appreciated as a guitarist”Eric Clapton was once asked what it was like to be the best guitarist in the world and he replied: โ€˜I donโ€™t know, ask Prince.โ€™”

      1. PhilipSugar

        Not taking away from Prince. That is not a true quote. It is made up. Nice sentiment. I looked it up, because it seemed wrong.His favorite guitarist was JJ Cale. He even did a tribute album in his name.…You ever see Eric Clapton play rhythm?? Want to see a slow hand. Watch JJ Cale.

        1. rich caccappolo

          Ok I will swap out that quote for Steven Hyden’s tweet:”Let’s say the best singer, the best songwriter, the best producer, and the best guitarist all died on the same day. Those 4 ppl were Prince.”

          1. PhilipSugar

            As I said…..deep respect.

          2. rich caccappolo

            Indeed. I’m told he produced and recorded nearly 2000 unreleased tracks. I’m sure there will be some great ones in that collection, but what bums me out is that we’ve seen his last live performance.

          3. PhilipSugar

            Yes. Agreed. Both of those songs were originally written byJJ Cale

        2. Amar

          That was a beautiful, beautiful youtube clip ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing.

          1. PhilipSugar

            Both were written by JJ Cale

  5. LIAD

    Told me wife he died and was only 57. Youngest overheard, asked who he was. Told her a singer. Her response. “Was it drugs?”.#Kids lose their innocence fast these days.Eldest overheard that “Prince had died” – “can’t believe The Fresh Prince is dead”#Cultural references are generation specific.

    1. creative group

      LIAD:Is that more telling of a generational gap, cultural gap or families experiences gap?Gap, Gap, Gap!

  6. JimHirshfield

    He was a great musician. I think it was a few years after this 1990 release when I learned that he wrote this hit…and put Sinead on the map…impressive, diverse…

    1. Mario Cantin

      You also know when not to make a joke. That’ll make you even more funny next time.

  7. William Mougayar

    Some of his song lyrics have been stuck in my head on replay in the past 2 days.

    1. panterosa,

      same. I know hundreds of them too

  8. panterosa,

    Prince taught me how to dance. The first time was in 1978 in my room alone, learning to find and embrace my inner funkiness. It escalated over many years of new styles and beats and moves. We don’t dance enough these days, not with the Prince-like abandon we need to free our minds and connect with our bodies and each other. Seeing him live was amazing.Prince taught me how crucial my inner funkiness is, that it’s a muscle, a gift, to expand and protect.Prince taught me my mind is sexy, and should be free, curious, and bold.Prince taught me to fight hard for ownership of my work as an artist.In essence everything I need to know I learned from Prince and kindergarten.

  9. awaldstein

    Huge fan. One of the best performers I ever saw. Up there with Hendrix and Buddy Guy.Used to be an select industry party in Chicago in the early 90s when I was the big cheese in the gaming biz that I went to every year. They rented a small theater venue and Prince played, everyone danced till dawn.What a talent.

    1. Pointsandfigures

      Buddy Guy! Saw him at his bar in Chicago Guy can play a guitar

      1. awaldstein

        Yup… First winter in college buddy went to Goddard College in Vermont. Holiday party with 100 kids snowed in and me visiting was Buddy and Junior Wells and band playing for the weekend.There is so much I won’t share in public about this weekend!

        1. Pointsandfigures

          Buddy Guy and Junior Wells would be epic

          1. awaldstein

            Yup….Best thing about growing up in the NY area when I did was music in the days of club music before stadium rock–from the Fugs, to Hendrix, to Janis, to the Blues Project, to the Four Tops to freakin everyone in basically bars.Then at Creative, the game and music industry were tied at the hip so for four years I was steeped in it on a global basis. Formed a small publishing arm where we put out mulimedia (remember that) cds and did things with just about every gaming company and music act and archive there was.Too cool actually.

          2. pointsnfigures

            Watched a documentary on The 70s produced by Tom Hanks Really fascinating to see the segments on television and music 1970s music was so good and Prince started in it Interesting how he never embraced online

          3. awaldstein

            Brilliant marketeer though.

          4. Salt Shaker

            When I was in 7th grade I asked my mom to pick me up an LP for my b-day. My mom came home w/ a record that was highly recommended by the staff at the local record store, “Projections” by The Blues Project. I was like WTF. Only years later did I realize how ahead of her time my mom was. TBP is a NYC institution. Al Kooper (still vastly underrated), Steve Katz, Danny Kalb, etc.

          5. awaldstein

            She had great taste. My brother snuck me into a club to see them. As NY as you get.Incredible thing about music in NY at that times was you could walk around and see Four Tops, Buffy Saint Marie, Herbie Mann, early SF acid rock, Even Dozen Jug Band all in the village.Not to mention that at that time was when the Psychodelicatessan on A and 10th street opened.

          6. Salt Shaker

            Outside of the Fillmore, my fondest childhood concert memories were from the Schaeffer Music Festival in Central Park. Would go to the early show w/ friends and party on the rocks during the late show. General admission was $2.50. My poor mom, if she only knew the half of it.

          7. awaldstein

            Growing up in this area was a gift. This city is a gift honestly to everyone who lives here.

    2. panterosa,

      I saw a bunch of live shows. But a private party til dawn would have rocked my world. I’m jelly

    3. William Mougayar

      There was a recent story like that just a month ago in March, he was in Toronto at a club til 2am, then the patrons left and the staff of 30 were still there. So Prince said let’s play, and he jammed it til 3:30am, then he went straight to the airport to go home.

    1. Nick Grossman

      start at 1:30 and then get the chills

  10. William Mougayar

    Incidentally, we just drove by his old Toronto mansion which he owned 2001-2006 when he was married to a Torontonian.Purple balloons & flowers outside.

  11. Richard

    Played hooked senior year in HS and went to Atlantic city, snuck into a shiela E concert and Pricne jumped up on stage, huge talent.