Almost exactly two years after Prince’s tragic accidental overdose and death, the original story and recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U” has been released by the musician’s foundation. Paul “St Paul” Peterson (who was a singer in Prince’s band, the Family) and Susan Rogers (Prince’s sound engineer) tell the tale about the beautiful song’s birth, some 34 years ago. From not putting his name on it, to the track potentially being about Prince’s housekeeper, to how he chose artists to cover his songs, there’s a wealth of information in this story about one beautiful song. Read more at The Guardian.
The Story Behind One of Prince’s Most Famous Songs