Shocked by the sudden death of Prince the other day.
I’m a big fan, he was fantastic at The Glasgow Hydro in 2014 and I had been hoping to see his Guitar and Piano gig at the Royal Concert Hall before it was cancelled citing issues with ticket touts.
Anyway, heres my tribute, a combination of Purple Rain and Nothing Compares 2 U, which he also wrote although made famous by Sinead O’Conner.
An 8 bar intro, two loops of G, Em7, Dmsus4, Cadd9 then a verse and chorus of Purple Rain followed by Nothing Compares 2 U.
The chord progressions on both these tunes are quite similar .. F, C/E, Dm7, Gm/C .. in that they are both descending progressions, starting with a major, passing through minor and ending in a flattened chord.
The man may have passed but his music lives on.
It’s been seven hours and 15 days ..