Prince memoir coming in 2017

By Shawn Price  |  March 21, 2016 at 5:59 AM
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LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- Music legend Prince will publish his autobiography in fall 2017, his publisher announced.

The memoir, tentatively titled "The Beautiful Ones" is promised to be "an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work" and "the stories behind the music that changed the world," publisher Spiegel & Grau said in a statement. The publisher is an imprint of Random House.

The 57-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told the audience at a music industry event last week that his brother Dan is helping him with the first edits of the book, but what will be covered exactly is not clear.

"We're starting from the beginning, from my first memory, and hopefully we can go all the way up to the Super Bowl," he said.

Prince's first hit came in 1978 and began a career that has so far spanned five decades, sold millions of records, earned him seven Grammys, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar.

"Millions of words have been written about Prince," said Spiegel & Grau Executive Editor Chris Jackson, "but we're thrilled to be publishing Prince's powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice."

The book could detail his rise in the Minneapolis-St. Paul scene in the 1970s, the many women in his life, his public battle with Warner Bros. and the making of classic 1980s album Purple Rain.

The memoir will come after Prince's recent string of solo Piano & A Microphone performances, where he has begun to share stories about his life and recent show included a tribute to his late muse, Vanity.

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