YouTube user Robert Cranford uploaded a 13-minute clip of Prince debuting "Purple Rain" in 1983 at Minneapolis club First Avenue. The song, album and film of the same name would let Prince go on in infamy.
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Like the rest of the music world, the iconic Midwest rock club paid tribute to Prince.
Our hearts are broken. Prince was the Patron Saint of First Avenue. He grew up on this stage, and then commanded it, and he united our city. It is difficult to put into words the impact his death will have on the entire music community, and the world. As the tragic news sinks in, our thoughts are with Prince’s family, friends, and fans. We deeply mourn the loss of our friend, a true star. Rest in peace and power Prince.