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On This Day

16 December





  • 1982 – MTV adds the video for 1999 to their rotation schedule. While a seemingly minor event, this is said to be one of the moments that dramatically changed Prince's career, making his music accessible to an entire new audience
  • 2008 - A new website,, streams (There'll Never B) Another Like Me (Inst Short Edit) without an artist credit (two days later this would be revealed as a Prince track)

Associated Artists

  • 1982The Time perform in Nashville, TN, USA: Municipal Auditorium, supporting Prince
  • 1982Vanity 6 perform in Nashville, TN, USA: Municipal Auditorium, supporting Prince
  • 1995Mayte performs at Glam Slam in Miami Beach, FL, USA (a.m.) A brief 20 minute set which included five of her tracks

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Did You Know?

From our newest additions:

  • ... that Sign O' The Times was the most added single in both Billboard "Radio Most Added" sections of Hot Black and Hot 100 Singles Actions charts on 7 March 1987?

  • ... that Pain is Prince's reworking of a song called Joy And Pain, written by D. Channsin Berry?

  • ... that Purple Rain Home Video remained 12 consecutive weeks at position 1 in Billboard Top Videocassette sales chart?

See our archive: Did You Know?

Feature Release

Piano & A Microphone 1983

Released: 21 September 2018

Vault rehearsal release

NPG Records & Warner Bros.

Description: This is the first posthumous stand-alone album of previously unreleased material by Prince. It is a recording of a solo piano rehearsal by Prince, assumed to be from spring 1983 at his Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
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14 September 2018

Prince's first compilation albums, The Hits 1, The Hits 2, and The Hits / The B-Sides were released on 14 September 1993 in the USA.  > > > Read More

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In Memoriam

Prince Rogers Nelson

7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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"There's gonna be a riot, if U don't clap your hands."

Recorded: 16 December 1985
Released on: Parade

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Read about Prince's career here

Feature Book

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984

Duane Tudahl

We highly recommend and endorse the Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984 (Expanded Edition, paperback) book, by Duane Tudahl.

This is an updated edition of the fantastic book that provides incredible detail about Prince's studio sessions in 1983 and 1984. This 2018 paperback edition has 30 pages more information with newly uncovered dates and new interviews with people that reached out to Duane after his first book was published. Over 20 years of research by Duane Tudahl has provided a look behind the curtain, revealing the sheer brilliance of Prince's work in the studio. Duane Tudahl, like some PrinceVault staff members has been associated with Uptown Magazine and the bulk of the details on studio sessions and dates on PrinceVault is based his research, along with other Uptown Magazine writers. This book is the next level of that research. For nearly every song between 1983 and 1984, Duane Tudahl has uncovered more detailed information and presents it in a fresh and exciting narrative that takes the reader into the studio with Prince, revealing the creative process.

We are very pleased that Duane Tudahl has one more graciously allowed us to update pages on PrinceVault with the new information from the updated book. We would like to strongly encourage you to use this link] to purchase the updated edition of the book. provides the specifications, the book provides the story that is Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions.

jooZt Mattheij – PrinceVault editor

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