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William Blinn, screenwriter of Brian’s Song, Prince's film Purple Rain, passes away aged 83
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William Blinn, screenwriter of Brian’s Song, Prince's film Purple Rain, passes away aged 83

William Blinn had won Emmy and Peabody honours for the 1971 TV movie Brian’s Song, which dramatized the friendship of Chicago Bears players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers.

Prince's estate to release Originals album, featuring 15 recordings of songs he wrote for other artists
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Prince's estate to release Originals album, featuring 15 recordings of songs he wrote for other artists

The songs on Prince's posthumous album Originals were selected by Troy Carter on behalf of the musician's estate and Jay Z.

Prince's The Beautiful Ones, a memoir of the pop star's life and work, to release in October 2019
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Prince's The Beautiful Ones, a memoir of the pop star's life and work, to release in October 2019

The Beautiful Ones also includes the early pages of the memoir that Prince began writing before his death and closes with his original handwritten treatment for his masterpiece, Purple Rain.

Prince's estate announces album Piano and a Microphone 1983 on his 60th birth anniversary
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Prince's estate announces album Piano and a Microphone 1983 on his 60th birth anniversary

The first song from the album, a cover of the spiritual song Mary don't you weep, will be featured during the end credits of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman

Music icon Prince honoured by Pantone with custom colour as tribute to 'Purple Rain'
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Music icon Prince honoured by Pantone with custom colour as tribute to 'Purple Rain'

The Prince Estate and Pantone Color Institute announced today the creation of a standardised custom color to represent and honor international music icon, Prince. The color pays tribute to Prince’s contribution to music, art, fashion and culture.

Prince's Paisley Park estate all set to become a museam
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Prince's Paisley Park estate all set to become a museam

Late singer Prince's Paisley Park estate will become a museum.

RIP Prince: He transcended funk, R&B, rock and pop like few others could
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RIP Prince: He transcended funk, R&B, rock and pop like few others could

There are two types of people in this world: those who understood the genius that was Prince, and those who didn’t

When doves cry: Pop music legend Prince passes away at 57
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When doves cry: Pop music legend Prince passes away at 57

Pop icon Prince – whose pioneering brand of danceable funk made him one of music's most influential figures – died on Thursday at his compound in Minnesota.