Prince is dead at 57, prompting a look back at the praise that's been heaped on the musician over the years:
He has that, he has Jimi Hendrix, and Marvin Gaye. ... He combines all that, all the time. That’s what he is. And his concept on the stage is like Charlie Chaplin." Davis later compared Prince to Brown, Gaye, Hendrix, and Chaplin again in his 1989 autobiography, this time adding Sly, Little Richard, and Duke Ellington to the mix. "I think Prince's music is pointing toward the future," he wrote.
A 2004 video showcases Prince's brilliance on guitar.
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