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Definition

A biography page is available for personnel who significantly worked with Prince. That will include:


The following personnel and/or artists are excluded from having a biography page:

  • Sheila E. bandmembers, unless they also worked with Prince (for example: Susie Davies)
  • Bandmembers who only guested a couple of times live or in the studio (for example: Garrett Smith)
  • Engineers that work in random studios where Prince recorded (for example: Ian Boxhill)
  • Associated artists who already had a successful career before their association with Prince:
- George Clinton, Chaka Khan, Loïs Lane, Martika, Mavis Staples, etc.
  • Associated Artist that only had one or two songs given to them or only had their album released on a Prince-label:
- Dale, Good Question, Tony LeMans, Three O'Clock, Taja Sevelle etc.


Special Biographies




Name Activity Active with Prince in
3rdEyeGirl Band 2013-2015
94 East Band 1977
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Dale Alexander 94 East & Madhouse Drummer 1977, 1987
Andy Allo Associate artist, The NPG guitar player & backing vox 2011-2012
Jana Anderson Singer 1989-1990
Apollonia 6 Band 1984
Apollonia Apollonia 6 lead singer 1984
 
Tommy Barbarella The NPG Keyboard player 1990-1996
Brenda Bennett Apollonia 6 singer 1984
Jerome Benton The Time vallet, The Family percussionist, The Revolution back vox 1982-1984, 1985, 1986
Kip Blackshire The NPG Keyboard player & backing vox 1999-2001
John Blackwell The NPG Drummer 2000-2004, 2009, 2010-2013, 2015 (studio)
Michael Bland (a.k.a Michael B.) The NPG Drummer 1990-1996, 2009
Matt Blistan The Revolution & The 87-89 Band Trumpet player 1985-1989
Boni Boyer The 87-89 Band Keyboard player & backing vox 1987-1989
Greg Boyer The NPG Trombone player 2002-2007
Kathleen Bradford Singer 1993-1995
Greg Brooks The Revolution & The 87-89 Band backing vox 1984-1987
Brown Mark Early Prince Band & The Revolution bass player 1981-1986
H.M. Buff Engineer 2004
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Tevin Campbell Associate artist, Singer 1990-1994
Cat Dancer, singer 1987-1988
Grand Central Band 1976-1977
Gayle Chapman Early Prince Band keyboard player & back vox 1979-1980
Ingrid Chavez Associate artist, Singer 1987-1992
Cora Coleman-Dunham The NPG Drummer 2005-2010
Lisa Coleman Early Prince Band & The Revolution Keyboard player & backing vox 1980-1986
Margie Cox Flash Lead singer, studio backing vox 1988-1990
André Cymone Grand Central, Grand Central, Shampayne & Early Prince Band Bass player 1973-1981
 
Támar Davis Singer 2005-2006
Gilbert Davison Security 1984-1993
Morris Day The Time Singer 1980-1984, 1990
Elisa Fiorillo Associate artist, Singer, The NPG back vox 1990, 2009-2014
Dez Dickerson Early Prince Band Guitar player 1979-1983
Damon Dickson Dancer 1984, 1988, 1991-1993
rad. The NPG Keyboard player 2003-2004
Candy Dulfer Saxophone player 1989, 2004
Josh Dunham The NPG Bass player 2005-2010
Steve Durkee Engineer 1994-1999
Kat Dyson The NPG Guitar player 1996-1998
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Sheila E. Associate artist, Singer, The 87-89 Band Drummer & percussionist 1984-1987, 2004, 2006, 2010-2011
Carmen Electra Associate artist, Singer 1990-1994
T.C. Ellis Associate artist, Rapper 1990-1991
 
The Family Band 1985
Anna Fantastic Singer 1988
Matt Fink Early Prince Band, The Revolution & The 87-89 Band Keyboard player 1979-1990
Clare Fischer Orchestra Director 1985-2009
The Flesh Band 1985-1986
Hannah Ford Drummer 2012-2015
Dave Friedlander Engineer 1989-1995
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Rosie Gaines The NPG Keyboard player & backing vox 1990-1993
Brian Gallagher The Hornheadz Tenor saxophone player 1991-1993, 1995, 1996
The Game Boyz The NPG Dancers 1991-1993
Tom Garneau Engineer (at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA) 1989-1998
Nona Gaye Singer 1994
Estaire Godinez The NPG occasional percussionist 1999
Larry Graham Larry Graham & GCS / NPGCS Bass player & singer 1997-1999, 2000-2011
Donna Grantis Guitar player 2013-2015
 
Ray Hahnfeldt Engineer (at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA) 1991-1999
Morris Hayes (a.k.a Mr. Hayes) The NPG Keyboard player 1993-1996, 2006-2012
Lee Hogans The NPG Trumpet player 2007
The Hornheadz Brass Band 1991-1993, 1995, 1996, 1999
Chance Howard The NPG Keyboards & back vox 2003-2004
Chick Huntsberry Security 1981-1985
Owen Husney Manager 1976-1978
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Shelby J. The NPG Backing vox 2007-2014
Jimmy Jam The Time Keyboards player 1981-1983, 1990
Dave Jensen The Hornheadz Trumpet player 1991-1993, 1996, 1999
Kathy Jensen The Hornheadz Baritone saxophone player 1991-1993, 1996, 1999
Femi Jiya Engineer 1988-1990, 2000-2002
Coke Johnson Engineer 1987-1990
Jellybean Johnson The Time & The Family Drummer 1981-1984, 1985, 1990
Jesse Johnson The Time Guitar player 1981-1984, 1990
Kathleen Johnson Singer 1991-1995
Kirk Johnson The NPG Dancer, Percussionist, Drummer 1984, 1988, 1990-1993, 1996-1999, 2015-2016
Jill Jones Singer 1982-1988
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Marva King The NPG background singer 1997-1999, 2007, 2011
Michael Koppelman Engineer 1990-1994
 
Matthew Larson Band Technician, Crew Chief 1987, 1989-1990
Eric Leeds The Family, The Revolution & Madhouse saxophone player 1984-1989, 1994, 1996, 2002
David Leonard Engineer 1983-1985
Terry Lewis The Time bass player 1981-1984, 1990
Tommy LiPuma Producer 1991
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Tony M. The NPG Rapper & dancer 1991-1994
Madhouse Associate Band 1987-1988, 1994
Jerry Martini Larry Graham & GCS / NPGCS saxophone player 1997-1999, 2011
Mayte The NPG Dancer & backing vox 1992-1995, 1996, 1997, 1999
Maya McClean The NPG Dancer & back vox 2006-2007, 2011-2012
Nandy McClean The NPG Dancer & back vox 2006-2007, 2011-2012
Peggy McCreary Engineer 1982-1986
Mazarati Associate Band 1985
Susannah Melvoin The Family co-lead singer 1985-1986
Wendy Melvoin The Revolution Guitar player 1983-1986
Minneapolis Associate Band 1994
Eddie Mininfield The E. band saxophone player 1984-1987
Monte Moir The Time Keyboard player 1981-1984, 1990
Ray Monteiro Trumpet player 2005-2006
Chris Moon Writer, Producer 1976
Susan Moonsie Vanity 6 & Apollonia 6 co-lead singer 1982-1984
 
Najee The NPG Saxophone player 2001-2002
John L. Nelson Prince's father / Pianist 1983, 1985-1986, 1987, 1988
Michael Nelson The Hornheadz Trombone player 1991-1993
Renato Neto The NPG Keyboards player 2002-2004, 2006-2007, 2010
Ida Nielsen The NPG Bass player 2010-2015
Steve Noonan Engineer 1991-1994
NPG Dance Company Prince's Dance Company 1997
NPG Hornz see The Hornheadz -
NPG Orchestra Prince's Orchestra 1997-1999
The New Power Generation Prince's Band 1990-2014
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Cassandra O'Neal The NPG Keyboards player 2009-2015
 
Scott Pakulski Drumtech, FOH engineer 1990-1994, 2000-2005
Maceo Parker The NPG Saxophone player 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010-2012
Ricky Peterson Producer, Keyboard player 1991-1998
Paul Peterson The Time Keyboard player, The Family co-lead singer 1984-1985
Mike Phillips The NPG saxophone player 2004, 2006-2007, 2009, 2011
Brian Poer Engineer 1990-1994
Robin Power & The Uptown Dames Band 1990
Robin Power Robin Power & The Uptown Dames lead singer 1989-1991
Name Activity Active with Prince in
The Rebels Band 1979
The Revolution Prince's Band 1983-1986
Cynthia Robinson Larry Graham & GCS /NPGCS Trumpet player 1997-1999, 2011
Susan Rogers Engineer 1983-1990
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Wally Safford The Revolution & The 87-89 Band backing vox 1984-1987
Mike Scott The NPG guitar player 1998, 2004, 2006, 2012
Levi Seacer, Jr. Sheila E. band, The 87-89 Band & The NPG bass and guitar player 1987, 1987-1991, 1991-1993
Rhonda Smith The NPG bass player 1996-2004
Billy Sparks Tour Promoter 1983- 2004
Jamie Starr Prince alias Producer 1982-1983
The Steeles Associate band, backing vox 1989-1992
Steve Strand The Hornheadz Trumpet player 1991-1993
 
Sonny T. Flash & The NPG bass and guitar player 1990, 1991-1995, 2009
Manuela Testolini Girlfriend / wife 1998-2006
Tom Tucker Engineer 1991-1993
The Time Associated Band 1981-1990
The Twinz Dancers, backing singers 2006-2007, 2011-2012
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Bria Valente Associated singer 2009
Vanity 6 Associated Band 1982-1983
Vanity Vanity 6 lead singer 1982-1983
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Liv Warfield The NPG back singer 2009-2015
Miko Weaver Sheila E. band, The Revolution, The 87-89 Band, The NPG Guitar player 1984-1985, 1986-1990
Malikah White Milenia singer 2000-2001
Mikele White Milenia singer 2000-2001
Niyoki White Milenia singer 2000-2001
Tia White Milenia singer 2000-2001
Pepé Willie Writter, Producer 1974-1979
Name Activity Active with Prince in
Frédéric Yonnet The NPG harmonica player 2008-2010
 
Bobby Z. Early Prince Band & The Revolution drummer 1979-1986
David Z. Arranger, Engineer & Producer 1978-1990
Chuck Zwicky Engineer 1988



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