As movie showings go, they rarely come more emotionally poignant than last night’s tribute screening of Purple Rain at the Brooklyn Bowl inside London’s O2 Arena. When news broke on Thursday evening that pop legend Prince had passed away at the age of 57, seismic shock reverberated through anyone with a passing interest in music. As an American artist with a huge UK fanbase, British fans were left bereft with nowhere to go to express their grief. Slowly though, venues across the country started to come to the rescue.
I count myself amongst the UK fandom. The only thing that tops my love of film is my love of music. Though my tastes are wide, there are two performers who are, by some considerable distance, my all-time favourite artists; Prince and Madonna. I’m what modern parlance calls a hardcore fan. They have soundtracked my life, the music I turn to
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