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    Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:05:31

    Stevie Nicks Almost Worked With Prince on "Purple Rain" - He asked her to help write the lyrics!

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    Stevie Nicks and Prince? Really? Yes, really. But not in a romantic sense.

    Nicks revealed to the Minneapolis Star Tribune that 30 years ago, Prince asked her to collaborate on a song. He sent the Fleetwood Mac singer a 10-minute instrumental and asked her for help with the lyrics. Nicks turned the Purple One down, saying that she was scared off since the 10-minute tune was overwhelming to her.

    The song? An iconic little track now known as "Purple Rain."

    Talk about an "almost" or a "what if" situation. Could you imagine how the song may have turned out if Nicks co-wrote or co-sang it with Prince?

    Do you think "Purple Rain" is fine as is or would you have liked to hear what Stevie Nicks could do with it? Should Nicks and Prince try to work together on a new song instead?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.20.11



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