Inside Paisley Park on the anniversary of Prince's death

He worked at Prince's Paisley Park studios for 14 years, starting around the release of 1988′s Lovesexy album, before quitting following the birth of his son Duncan.

In a statement, Schulenberg's lawyer, Amy Conners, said that her client never prescribed opioids to Prince directly, or to another party with the intent of providing them to the award-winning musician.

Prince also reinforced the notion that he wanted Paisley Park to be a gathering place for his fans when he invited those in Amsterdam to come to his home: "We sing together, we dine together, we love each other".

To that end, Light believes it's imperative that Prince's estate finds a way to ensure to illustrate the musician's impact.

FILE - In this January 22, 1985 file photo, Prince performs in concert at Riverfront Coliseum during his Purple Rain Tour in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prince was the biggest selling artist in the U.S. past year in terms of album sales.

Both are among the thousands of Prince fans are donning purple and making the pilgrimage to Paisley Park and other Prince landmarks in the Twin Cities.

Before becoming the Purple One, Prince was part of a high school band known as Grand Central.

"I think he would be grateful that the music gets out, but he would question people's motives".

I was going to school with André Cymone and got to know him. In tribute to his fallen friend, collaborator and Purple Rain costar, Morris Day recorded "Over That Rainbow", a touching ballad paying homage to the Purple One. "A lot of bands were into horn sections, so we ended up using the keyboards to do the lead lines the horns would normally do", he says. His classic album, Purple Rain, which was also the soundtrack for the film of the same name, grossed $70.0 million.

Prince was bigger than life and so it seems only fitting that on the one-year anniversary of his death that Governor Dayton would declare Friday, April 21, as Prince Day in Minnesota. "Manic Monday" for the Bangles soared to No. 2 and "I Feel for You" is Chaka Khan's only Top 10 hit, reaching No. 3.

"It's just still so hard accepting that he's no longer here", she added.

Speaking of his decision to release the book, Picturing Prince, Steve, 53, said: "When someone passes, they can become mythological". Prince's estate and Paisley Park Enterprises sued to block it.

  • Salvatore Jensen