Before They Were Stars: Prince Performs on “American Bandstand”

The world is still reeling from the unexpected loss of Prince two weeks ago, so here’s some footage of his first television performance on American Bandstand back in 1979, as well as his very shy and awkward attempt at an interview with Dick Clark. It’s worth noting that (Prince being Prince) the first song from Prince’s performance is muted here for copyright reasons, but the his second song has been left intact.

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