The sudden and tragic death of Prince this week has given everyone the chance to remember the enigmatic and hugely talented musician. He brought joy to millions of fans around the world through his music, with stars, public figures and ordinary people all giving emotional tributes following his passing.
Despite the fact that Prince was one of the most famous people on the planet, having sold more than 100 million records, and had a huge amount of musical ability, there are still plenty of things that people don’t know about him. There are also a few interesting stories that haven’t been widely publicized that show what a character he really was.
Paisley Park recording studio, which also operates as Prince’s home, doesn’t just have an underground vault to store his unreleased music but also an entire full-time workforce. This includes a team of tailors who can create bespoke clothing when needed and a film crew who are used to record a variety of projects, most of which are never released.
The musician was something of a workaholic. He wrote hundreds of songs and had more than 500 locked away in a vault that had gone unreleased. During his 40 year career he produced more than 30 studio albums, something that was possible simply because he would stay awake for days at a time while working on new material.