Local Current Blog

May 5, 2016

Photo of the exterior of Paisley Park / Photo courtesy of Paisley Park NPG Records

When artists flocked to Chanhassen: Paisley Park’s days as recording and business hub

“Paisley Park,” the phrase, is everywhere in Prince’s past. It’s a song from his 1985 album Around the World in a Day; it’s also the name of Paisley Park Records, a label, active from 1985 to 1994, that signed artists such as Sheila E., Carmen Electra, and Mavis Staples. Most notably, the phrase serves as shorthand for Paisley Park Studios, which officially […]

Photo of the exterior of Paisley Park / Photo courtesy of Paisley Park NPG Records
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Paul McCartney pays tribute to Prince at Minneapolis show

The list of rock performers who could have been considered Prince’s peers in terms of pure musical talent is very short, but near the top of it would surely be Paul McCartney. At McCartney’s Wednesday night show at Target Center — the first of a two-night stand — the former Beatle paid tribute to our […]

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