Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian

Apollonia6 album.jpg
from the album Apollonia 6
Song details
Performer: Apollonia 6
First Released: 1 October 1984 - Apollonia 6 album
Album(s): Apollonia 6
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Apollonia (words) and The Revolution (music))
Producer(s): Prince (credited to The Starr* Company and Apollonia 6)
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

Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian is the first track on Apollonia 6’s first and only album Apollonia 6. Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian was written by Prince, but credited to Apollonia (words) and The Revolution (music).

Basic tracking took place on 2 August 1984 (estimate), at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, as the last song recorded for the album. The track replaced Manic Monday on the album (Manic Monday had been included on a Warner Bros. pre-release cassette of the album). The track is the last-known track to be recorded before the release of Prince and the Revolution’s album Purple Rain.

The song contains a segment of the traditional song Happy Birthday To You.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2 August 1984 (estimate) Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
4 August 1984 (estimate) Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Apollonia vocals
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian 7:06 Apollonia 6 Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian Studio with Prince’s scratch vocals
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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