Johny Pitts: ‘I’m working towards a multiculturalism 2.0’
by Killian Fox on 26 May, 2019 at 08:00
Elton John: 'They wanted to tone down the sex and drugs. But I haven’t led a PG-13 life'
by Elton John on 26 May, 2019 at 07:00
The week in theatre: Anna, Operation Mincemeat; Our Town; White Pearl – review
by Susannah Clapp on 26 May, 2019 at 07:00
Rocketman review – Elton's sparkliest spectacle yet
by Mark Kermode, Observer film critic on 26 May, 2019 at 07:00
Booksmart director Olivia Wilde: ‘Being young is the most painful, most hilarious experience’
by Tim Lewis on 26 May, 2019 at 07:00
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing review – lines of beauty
by Laura Cumming on 26 May, 2019 at 06:59
The big picture: joy and nostalgia in a French water park
by Kathryn Bromwich on 26 May, 2019 at 05:59
Moby apologises to Natalie Portman for being 'inconsiderate'
by Press Association on 25 May, 2019 at 20:27
Bong Joon-ho's Parasite wins Palme d'Or at Cannes film festival
by Andrew Pulver on 25 May, 2019 at 18:19
Jock McFadyen, the artist bringing the spirit of punk to the Royal Academy
by Rowan Moore on 25 May, 2019 at 13:00
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
2016 has delivered several blows already and this one is also mighty. Prince was renowned as an innovator and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. He was widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. His music combined rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop. His catalogue of songs contains many anthems of their era, with a whole back catalogue that he never released. His skills as a song writer meant that there are many tracks he gave to other artists. Despite being commercially successful, Prince guarded his rights fastidiously, even suing fans for uploading his work on to Facebook. He never sold out to the corporate part of the mucisc industry. His influence on modern music will continue for many decades to come.