Kate Bush Writes Heartfelt Tribute To Prince
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:24:08
Kate Bush, the English singer-songwriter best known for being the first woman to top U.K. number-one single with a self-written song for her 1978 hit "Wuthering Heights," has penned a tribute to Prince. The statement was posted to Bush’s website:
"A message for Prince
I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince. He was the most incredibly talented artist. A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I've seen. The world has lost someone truly magical. Goodnight dear Prince."
Bush and Prince collaborated multiple times in the 1990s, including his appearance on "Why Should I Love You," from Bush’s 1993 album The Red Shoes. She contributed to Prince’s Emancipation, which was released in 1996.
Prince passed away last Thursday, April 21st, at the age of 57. Since then, thousands of fans have made the pilgrimage to downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota’s First Avenue & 7th Street Entry club to leave purple flowers and blast his music. Prince’s name is emblazoned upon the club’s wall. There has been no word yet on the artist’s cause of death and it may take weeks to get the autopsy test results.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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