He sneered at social convention, and celebrated sexuality while sporting platform heels and a face beat to the gawds.
Prince Rogers Nelson was supposed to turn 59 years old today.
Birthdays didn’t mean much to the genre and gender-bending musician though. In a 1999 interview
, he told Dutch TV host Ivo Niehe, “I don’t celebrate birthdays so that stops me from counting days, which stops me from counting time, which allows me to still look the same as I did 10 years ago.” In the video, he looks over his sunglasses and shimmies for the audience as proof.