It’s hard to believe that it’s coming up on 60 days since Prince’s death. Many people are still mourning, but today we’re celebrating his life on what would have been his 58th birthday.
Everyone has his or her favorite Prince performance, and last year I was lucky enough to catch him in concert in Baltimore in honor of Freddie Gray. I can’t exactly say it was my favorite Prince show, but I will say that I’m glad I was able to see him perform. If I had to pick an all-time-favorite performance, it would definitely be his Super Bowl show. That performance will go down in history as one of the greatest Super Bowl shows ever.
In celebration of Prince’s birthday, we’ve compiled our favorite Prince performances:
Prince’s First Performance of “Purple Rain”
Prince’s First TV Appearance
Prince Performing “Purple Rain” (in the Rain) During Super Bowl XLI
Prince, James Brown and Michael Jackson in 1983
Prince’s Tribute to Chaka Khan With Stevie Wonder and India.Arie
Prince and Lenny Kravitz Performing “American Woman”
Prince Performing on American Idol
Prince Performing "A Love Bizarre" With Sheila E.
Prince’s MTV Unplugged
Prince Performing “P—sy Control” at VH1 Awards
Prince Performing at SNL40 After-Party
Prince in 2014 on The Arsenio Hall Show