Prince Musicology era

The Problem with Prince’s Legacy

Music

By his sixth album he was the multi-talented prodigy of the modern music era. His ninth album all but assured his position as the Mozart of the 21st Century. But for the numerology-fixated Prince Rogers Nelson, it was unlucky album 13 where things became unstuck, and a curse struck him down. Within four years Prince went off the rails, off his major label, and off the charts.

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David Bowie and the Fantastic Looking Mountain

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The year was 1959 and a 12 year-old boy stood transfixed, mesmerised by the image before him. David Jones had been in this record store before, buying Bill Haley, Fats Domino and Elvis Presley, but this was different – the image of the “fantastic looking mountain or whatever that is” called to him.

The future David Bowie bought the Stravinsky album purely because of the photo of Uluru on the front cover, and thus began a life-long love affair with our great southern land.