Close to 40 albums, a hundred million records sold, over 2,000 unpublished titles… Prince, the most prolific musician of his generation, was the leading figure in a glorious chapter of the history of pop until his sudden death on April 21, 2016. Did Prince know he was ill? Did he think he was condemned?
Alexis Tain’s biography follows Prince behind the scenes of his final, exhausting tour, “A piano & A Microphone” - three months, nine cities and twenty-two concerts. The account of this final tour is the departure point for a journey through the life and career of this exceptional artist whose mysterious, premature death has transformed him into a myth.
Alexis Tain is a journalist and author. Prince entered his life when he was very young. A fan since 1984, he has continuously studied the work and mystique of the singer. This passion led him to become a musical critic writing, in particular, for Les Inrocks, L’Obs, Télérama and MuziQ.