Prince’s first interview: HS newspaper

19-Year-Old Prince Rogers Nelson Outside Minneapolis’ Old Schmitt Music Headquarters in 1977

photo by Robert Whiten. 1977

Prince was born in Minneapolis. When asked, he said, “I was born here, unfortunately.” Why? “I think it is very hard for a band to make it in this state, even if they’re good. Mainly because there aren’t any big record companies or studios in this state. I really feel that if we would have lived in Los Angeles or New York or some other big city, we would have gotten over by now.”

via Read Prince’s first interview, in his high school newspaper | That Eric Alper