He had some catchy tunes that got over played. Dressed more girly than Liberace, had a popular movie etc. and wrote for and created some other top bands. Rolling Stone Mag recently named ranked him 27 I think I heard. Not too shabby but far from # 1. Not saying he had no talent just cause I didn't care for him but.... Why is the Prez commenting on this guy? Why did CNN and network news devote large amounts of air time to this has been pop star of the 80s? Are we going to have another televised funeral like when Whitney died? Music Icons die every month. We recently lost BB King, Lemmy from Motorhead, Merle Haggard, Scott W from STP, David Bowie and the list goes on and on. Some of these guys get barely a 10 second obit on the news. Others the Prince treatment. Why do some get sooo much more attention than others? Others who resonate with my past listening pleasure much better than Purple skinny tight pants funny guitar girly man Prince. I remember when Elvis died. It was a big deal news story Rightfully so. Lady Di (not a musician of course) was probably the next Really BIG NEWS celebrity death that sticks in my mind. Then Jackson and Whitney. I thought her dying took up way too much air time IMO. So far the story of the death of Prince is just a little over blown but time will tell. Get ready for the Purple Prince emblem flag draped coffin interrupting your regularly scheduled programming.