Memories Of Prince

 Photo by Chelsea Lauren

The surprising death of beloved musician Prince at age 57 this week has reverberated around the world. At festivals, concert halls and on personal stereos around the globe, tributes and remembrances regarding The Purple One has filled the air with his signature funky sounds. We previously shared a collection of five videos showcasing Prince’s insane guitar skills, and for this week’s installment of Sunday Cinema here are a few additional videos in memory of Prince that further showcase his musicianship, impact on others and more.

Last night on NBC, Saturday Night Live was a special Goodnight Sweet Prince tribute episode that included host Jimmy Fallon discussing the after-party jam held last year after the show’s 40th anniversary show. An exclusive clip of Prince performing with Fallon, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Bill Murray, HAIM, Maya Rudolph, Win Butler and more. A video taken by SNL alum Tim Kazurinsky featuring the full performance of “Let’s Go Crazy” surfaced yesterday and can be seen below:

Here’s Jimmy talking about the jam on The Tonight Show back in February 2015:

And here are the segments that aired last night on SNL:

On Friday at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings performed a set during which Jones dedicated their rendition of “When I Come Home” to Prince. Jones shared a memory of when Prince sat-in with the band during a take on the song at a show in Paris in 2011, describing a bit of confusion she suffered when he first took the stage. Below is footage of Prince joining – and dancing with – The Dap-Kings from that show in Paris, followed by their Jazz Fest performance complete with Sharon’s story and dedication:

Finally, the video below features film director Kevin Smith speaking in 2001 at Kent State University in Ohio. Smith goes into great detail regarding his experience with Prince at his Paisley Park complex, revealing – among many things – The Purple One had 50 fully completely, never-before-seen-or-heard music videos in his famed vault. The amazing tale about a documentary that never was made unfolds over 30 minutes, which you can watch in the video below:

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