Wendy And Lisa And Former Members Of The Revolution Reunite To Mourn Prince

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, former members of Prince’s band The Revolution, spotted at the airport on there way to a private service in Minnesota to mourn the death of Prince on Monday.

Guitarist Wendy Melvoin and keyboardist Lisa Coleman told TMZ Monday that they were on their way to meet up with other members of The Revolution in honor of their beloved bandleader who had a private memorial service at Paisley Park on April 23, 2016, a day after the late pop icon was cremated.

“We’re gonna go back and get together with our bandmates and grieve,” Melvoin said in an interview filmed at the airport.

The two ladies didn’t say much else in the brief interview but were clearly distraught by the legendary artist’s passing.

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Keyboardist Lisa Coleman was 19 when she started working with Prince on his 1980 album Dirty Mind. Her childhood friend, guitarist Wendy Melvoin, was also 19 when she joined Prince in 1983 for Purple Rain. Known from that point on as Wendy & Lisa, Melvoin and Coleman became key members of the Revolution, Princes band at the peak of his musical powers and multi-platinum popularity.

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Prince put Wendy in the band when guitarist Dez Dickerson went solo as it was already widely known they were a couple as Lisa and Wendy were inseparable. Plus Prince thought it added extra mystic to the revolution to have black, white and gay members all banding together which was rare in the early eighties.

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Prince split from The Revolution in 1986, but still occasionally performed with Wendy and Lisa. One of the last times was an instant classic gig at the 2006 Brit Awards.

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , http://darnellmmusic@gmail.com/ or https://twitter.com/@darnellmmusic/

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