Prince: The Man Who Would Be King

Rock's Back Pages, the Library's database of writings on popular music from 1960 to present offers:
Essence, June 2014

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING — a tribute to the eclectic and electrifying genius who ruled '80s pop: Don Snowden sees the boy wonder at L.A.'s Roxy in 1979 and Creem's Vernon Gibbs reports from the 1999 tour in '83. PLUS ultra-rare interviews with the miniature Minneapolitan by New York Rocker's Andy Schwartz (1981) and The Word's Anthony DeCurtis (2004)...

SOMEDAY HER PRINCE WILL COME — Carol Cooper's brilliant essay on the purple prodigy (The Face, 1983). Plus Carol reviews Prince's Come (1994), The Gold Experience (1995) and 3121 (2006).