A happy 53rd birthday to Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, aka Tricky. The Bristol-born rapper first made a name for himself working alongside Massive Attack before releasing his first solo album, the No.3-charting Maxinquaye in 1995. @KnowleWestboyow.ly/LgEy50Djmnd
On this day in 1975, the BBC aired the controversial David Bowie documentary Cracked Actor. Biographer @NicholasPegg has called the film "arguably the finest documentary made about David Bowie."
On this day in 1980, Prince appeared on TV for the first time on American Bandstand. In between songs, the “19-year-old” (or so he said) gave short answers to host Dick Clark’s questions. Asked how many instruments he plays, he replied: “Thousands.”
On this day in 1985, Prince released Take Me With U. The song is a duet with Apollonia Kotero, and was originally intended for the Apollonia 6 album, until Prince decided he wanted it for the Purple Rain soundtrack instead.
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