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Watch Prince sing Purple Rain (the song) before Purple Rain (the movie)

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This video of Prince performing Purple Rain, reportedly in 1983 before the movie Purple Rain was released, is getting some attention on YouTube these days. (Thanks to original MTV veejay Alan Hunter posting it online.)

Is this really a pre-movie live performance at the First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis? Either way, it's fun to watch (at least until Prince, who strongly polices his songs online, finds it and has it deleted.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:47pm]

    

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