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D'Angelo, Elvis Costello and More Salute Prince in Carnegie Hall Tribute

March 9, 2013 (6:04 am) GMT
A host of the Purple One's contemporaries come to pay tribute to him in an all-star benefit show.
D'Angelo, Elvis Costello and More Salute Prince in Carnegie Hall Tribute

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter was honored in an all-star concert "The Music of Prince", Thursday night, March 7 from the Carnegie Hall in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Although he was not personally there to witness the star-studded tribute, the celebrities who came to salute him performed their best as the concert was also a fund-raising show meant to benefit a number of charities for kids.

The show, of course, would not be a complete Prince tribute without "Purple Rain", which The Waterboys performed to kick off the concert. Prince's contemporary, , dished out the unreleased "Moonbeam Levels", while folk guitarist Bhi Bhiman gave a rendition of Prince's hit song "When Doves Cry". Closing out the show was R'n'B crooner who sang "It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night" and "1999".

Comic acts also brought much humor and entertainment to the charity event. and both did their spoken-word bits while comedienne Sandra Bernhard dedicated her interpretation of "Little Red Corvette" to the women who have gotten involved with the legendary rocker at certain points in his life - Apollonia, Vanity, and Sheila E.

Meanwhile, thanks to a mysterious Twitter account user under the name 3rdEyeGirl, Prince fans have been getting access to new Prince songs, many of which sound like demos and bootlegs. The songs, which include a remix of his 2012 single "Rock N Roll Love Affair", are all also posted on YouTube account under the same name.

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