Prince The LIVE Video Archives 2016 Memorial Reel Volume VII (Saturday Night Live Special Presentation: “Goodnight Sweet Prince,” Saturday April 22 2016)

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1. Saturday Night Live Special Presentation: “Goodnight Sweet Prince,” Saturday April 22 2016: Jimmy Fallon addresses the importance of Prince to the history and cast of Saturday Night Live, including full performances of “Party Up” February 21 1981, “Electric Chair” September 24 1989, “Fury,” and “Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed” with Tamar on February 4 2006, and his infamous 8-minute medley of “Art Official Age” and “Plectrumelectrum” with 3rdEyeGirl November 1 2014. Fallon recounts Prince’s impromptu performance at the SNL 40th Anniversary Afterparty at the Plaza Hotel on February 15 2016, including footage of his performance of “Let’s Go Crazy” with Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Bill Murray, and many others. Also features several of Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph’s “Prince Show” sketches, featuring guest stars Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, Robert DeNiro, and Shia LeBeouf. Features the ending segment of Steve Martin’s February 4, 2006 episode on which Prince was the musical guest ALL COMMERCIALS EDITED OUT

2. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards 05/22/16: Self-professed Prince scholar Questlove delivers a thoughtful memorial speech and leads a moment of silence preceding Madonna’s performance of “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Surprise guest Stevie Wonder joins Madonna for a performance and singalong of “Purple Rain” in a truly touching tribute as the audience decorates the arena in purple lights.

3. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards 02/17/17:   The Time and Bruno Mars honored Prince with a stirring, relentlessly funky tribute segment at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. It’s hard to imagine a group better suited to honor Prince than the Time. They were close collaborators in the 1980s, with Prince writing and producing much of the music on the Time’s early, classic trio of albums: The Time, What Time Is It?, and Ice Cream Castle. Members of the Time also appeared opposite Prince in the 1984 movie Purple Rain.The Time kicked off the tribute with “Jungle Love” from 1984’s Ice Cream Castle. It’s a perfect distillation of the Prince funk sound: screaming guitars, popping bass and stabbing synthesizers all uniting in merciless groove. “You have about 10 seconds to get up off of your asses,” lead singer Morris Day shouted. Later, during “The Bird,” Day executed a smooth slide across the stage. After the Time, Mars took over for a rendition of Prince’s full-tilt rave-up “Let’s Go Crazy.” As the famous Prince symbol glowed in the background, Mars stood center stage in a snug purple suit with ruffles at the neck, a crisp white guitar and even a touch of eyeliner – the spitting image of Purple Rain-era Prince. Mars erupted into a smoldering guitar solo without missing a beat, and his band ended the tribute presenting a united front, with guitarists and horn players vamping in a single line. Prince died last April at the age of 57. The Grammy tribute segment was announced – along with a similar one honoring George Michael – earlier this week. “While the primary focus of the Grammy Awards is to celebrate and honor the year’s best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music’s broader story by honoring its legends lost,” Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer of the event, said in a statement. “While it’s nearly impossible to convey the full depth of an artist’s cultural impact in a single performance,” he added, “it’s that very challenge that has led us to some of our most memorable Grammy moments.”

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