Billy

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Billy

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Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Billy is an unreleased track, thought to have been improvised on the spot during a soundcheck or rehearsal in 1983 (where Prince also taught the chords of Strange Relationship to the band). The track is mostly made up of Prince playing guitar for around 45 minutes, with some improvised lyrics about how funky Billy's sunglasses are ("Billy" is confirmed to refer to Billy Sparks). Interestingly a similar kind of line about sunglasses was used in the song Wally, which also remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1983 The Warehouse,
St. Louis Park, MN, USA (assumed)
Rehearsal recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Billy Rehearsal Rehearsal recorded in 1983


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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