Prince

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Santa Claus is coming to frown! Why the best Christmas songs are sad and slow
Who says festive numbers have to be merry? Marvin Gaye’s prisoner-of-war lament is a touching treat – while Prince’s track about a guy getting over a yuletide death with banana daiquiris is the jewel of the genre

Emma John

06, Dec, 2022 @3:51 PM

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Dickens & Prince by Nick Hornby review – a tale of two greats
Hornby draws parallels between the Victorian novelist and the musician in this heartfelt homage to these brilliant, driven individuals

Peter Conrad

28, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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From Bowie to Beyoncé: the gateway albums to get into the greatest artists
Keen to explore an artist’s oeuvre but overwhelmed by choice in today’s stream-heavy world? Fear not: from Joni to Fela, Madonna to Miles, our critics tell you which album to begin with

Guardian writers

19, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Dickens and Prince by Nick Hornby review – cultural greats collide
A joyful examination of two artists from different centuries and the unlikely parallels in their life and work

Fiona Sturges

28, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Nick Hornby on Prince and Dickens: ‘They were superstars in their lifetimes’
The author on the twin heroes of his new book, and the different challenges of screenwriting and novels

Lisa O'Kelly

16, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Prince family and advisers settle distribution of singer’s $156m estate
Heirs to the estate of the late musician, who died in 2016 without a will, reached agreement following a costly, years-long legal process

Adrian Horton

02, Aug, 2022 @3:53 PM

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Three things with Felicity Ward: ‘We dressed up, learnt a lip-sync, and performed it for our parents’
In our weekly interview about objects, the comedian recounts her childhood antics imitating Prince, and her adolescence as a Weezer fan

As told to Katie Cunningham

28, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Rare footage discovered of Prince, 11, at 1970 Minneapolis teachers’ strike
CBS News affiliate WCCO uncovers archive material of school-age Prince being interviewed as teachers picket in the background

Gloria Oladipo

05, Apr, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Prince estate has forbidden Morris Day and the Time from using name, Day claims
Day, who has fronted the Prince-formed group since 1981, says he has been refused permission to perform under that name

Laura Snapes

04, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Prince estate valued at $156.4m at end of long legal battle
Remaining heirs and publishing company Primary Wave settle case with US tax agency, with estate valued at twice original appraisal

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Jan, 2022 @10:09 AM

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