Prince, “When the Doves Cry” hits #1

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On this day July 7, 1984, ‘When Doves Cry’, peaked at No.1 on the U.S. singles chart and held that position for five weeks. It went on to sell over 2 million copies, and is still recognized as one of the biggest hit songs ever made.

Prince Rogers Nelson AKA Prince, was a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was known for his eclectic musical style that blended various genres such as funk, rock, pop, R&B, and soul.

Prince rose to fame in the late 1970s and became one of the most influential and iconic musicians of his generation. Prince released numerous hit songs throughout his career, including “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “Kiss,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “1999.” He played several instruments and was a highly talented guitarist and often incorporated intricate guitar solos into his live performances.

In addition to his music career, Prince acted in several films, including “Purple Rain,” “Under the Cherry Moon,” and “Graffiti Bridge.” He won multiple Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)