My favorite live TV performance by Prince was this show. Arsenio Hall essentially turned the entire hour over to him and his band. They opened the show with this medley, then went on to perform “Cream,” “Daddy Pop,” and “Purple Rain.”
Prince never sat down to be interviewed. He simply let his music speak for him. I remember watching this show the night it aired, my jaw laying on the floor almost the entire time.
There are very few performers of his caliber. And I don’t know if there is one that is more talented than him. Writer, composer, producer, guitarist, piano/keyboard player, bass player, drummer….he excels at them all.
As he so humbly stated at the beginning of one of his songs:
To whom it may concern
You must come to your senses
There are no kings on this earth