Prince: A Life in Pictures, From Before ‘Purple Rain’ Fame to Final Appearances (Photos)

From his earliest days, Prince was poised for musical greatness. Look back at key moments from the rock icon’s life.

Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince grew up in a musical home as both his parents were both jazz musicians.

Hia debut solo album, “For You,” was released in 1978.

He exuded an individual sense of style even during his early years.

He rocked the world with “Purple Rain” in 1984 — both the album and movie.

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