Nik Cohn saw Elvis, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and the early Rolling Stones. But Prince, he says, is rock's greatest ever natural talent. As reports come in that Prince has died aged 57, read Nik's tribute to the tiny purple icon
PRiNCE Rogers Nelson, still cool and true to his JW faith, is a genius singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince developed an interest in music at an early age, writing his first song at age seven. His 1979 album, Prince, went platinum due to the success of the singles Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? and I Wanna Be Your Lover.