Prince Superfan Charts The Artist’s Impact On His Life And Music

Prince Dies
Prince performs during his "Welcome 2 Europe" tour at the Umbria Jazz Festival Grounds on Thursday, July 15, 2011 in Perugia, Italy. Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP
Prince Dies
Prince performs during his "Welcome 2 Europe" tour at the Umbria Jazz Festival Grounds on Thursday, July 15, 2011 in Perugia, Italy. Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP

Prince Superfan Charts The Artist’s Impact On His Life And Music

You know him as NPR’s television critic, but as a young man, Eric Deggans was a drummer in a band out of Indiana University, and Prince was his icon. Deggans calls Prince’s semi-autobiographical film Purple Rain and its soundtrack a “uniquely multicultural, genre-bending, sex-drenched form of funky sonic genius.” Deggans joins host Jenn White to talk about what he loves about Prince’s music and style. We also take calls from listeners with their stories of the impact Prince had on their lives.