Performing Arts

Prince A to Z : The life of an icon from Alphabet Street to Jay Z

An illustrated A to Z, celebrating the unparalleled artistic impact of cultural icon Prince.

This decidedly not-for-kids illustrated A–Z celebrates the many faces and facets of the legend that was Prince. From “Alphabet Street” (the first single off his iconic Lovesexy album) to Jay Z (Tidal being the only place to stream his music on his passing), Prince A to Z is densely packed with everything you need to know about the pop and rock legend – from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts.

Prince’s extraordinary cultural significance was highlighted by the worldwide outpouring of love following his tragic passing in April 2016. A huge influential source to many in the fields of music and art, Prince towers as a cultural figure of the twentieth (and into the twenty-first) century. Celebrate his enormous life in this fun, pop-cultural book.

About The Author

Steve Wide is a writer and DJ. He has run some of the most enduring indie and retro club nights in Melbourne, and DJ’d for international acts including Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, The Shamen, Saint Etienne and Stone Roses as well as interviewing Jarvis Cocker and Noel Gallagher in front of festival crowds. He has interviewed countless UK music artists from John Lydon to Johnny Marr and comedians Bill Bailey, Noel Fielding and Russell Brand. He is also the author of Bowie A to Z, published by Smith Street Books in November 2016.

  • Publish Date: March 21, 2017
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Music - Genres & Styles - Rock
  • Publisher: Smith Street Books
  • Trim Size: 7-7/8 x 9-4/9
  • Pages: 56
  • US Price: $14.95
  • CDN Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-925418-38-5

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