10 Years Ago Today: PRINCE Announced As Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame File Photo

Has it really been 10 years? On November 20th, 2003, it was announced that PRINCE would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2004 as a first ballot nominee and one of the youngest to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame ever.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place on March 15th, 2004 with Alicia Keys and Big Boi of Outkast inducting PRINCE into the hall after a memorizing performance that included "Let's Go Crazy", "Sign O' The Times" and "Kiss" and closed the show with one of the most mind-blowing guitar solos of all time on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with an all-star band.

Prince was the first artist to have a number one album "Purple Rain", number one single "When Doves Cry", and number one film "Purple Rain" all at the same with.

Prince also still holds the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 record for most top 10 hits for years in a row (11 years) from 1983 until 1994.

The songs? 83' "Little Red Corvette", "Delirious", 84' "When Doves Cry", "Let's go Crazy", "Purple Rain", 85' "Raspberry Beret", "Pop Life", 86' "Kiss" 87' "Sign O' The Times, "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man", 88' "Alphabet St.", 89' "Batdance", 90' "Thieves In The Temple", 91' "Cream" 92' "Diamonds & Pearls" 93' "7" 94' "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World".

Pretty impressive song list for sure.-DocFB

Diagnosis: 2004 was a crazy cool year for Prince. Will we see the same in 2014?

Comments (4)
  1. Sorry Royal, all at the same time from the same soundtrack simultaneously. Elvis and The Beatles had all of that but not at the same time and same movie.

  2. ” Prince was the first artist to have a number one album “Purple Rain”, number one single “When Doves Cry”, and number one film “Purple Rain” all at the same with.”
    No he isn’t.  That distinction goes to Elvis Presley.  Prince was the 3rd entertainer to achieve that honor after the Beatles.  Whitney Houston was the 4th and last.

  3. Thanks Doc!  Prince is a guitar playing fool…(I mean this in the good sense….).  Very masterful performance….Can’t wait for 2014!!!!!

  4. This is one of the most amazing performances from Prince I have ever seen. That is an impressive record to hold.

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