The 44 Most Quintessential Photos Of Prince

Published June 19, 2017
Updated September 29, 2017
Prince Photos White Sleeve

Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty ImagesPrince performs in the Netherlands. 1995.

Prince could do everything.

A drummer, singer, songwriter, prolific guitar player, keyboardist, producer, sex symbol, pop artist, rocker, funk master, and style icon — his life would forever shape the music industry and popular culture.

“Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent,” President Obama said in a statement after the artist’s unexpected 2016 death. “He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer. ‘A strong spirit transcends rules,’ Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative.”

Prince created most of his music without anyone else’s help — playing every instrument, singing background vocals, composing and producing, and finally performing.

Much like David Bowie, Prince stretched the boundaries of sexuality and masculinity — adopting a sparkly, androgynous look filled with bell bottoms, sequins, flowing sleeves, and eyeliner.

“I am the latest fashion,” one of Prince’s lyrics says. Here are the photos to prove it:

Best Prince Photos Underwear
Prince Stripes
Prince Tongue Guitar
Prince Hand In Hair
The 44 Most Quintessential Photos Of Prince
View Gallery

Want more Prince? Watch these videos paying tribute to the sorely missed singer:

After viewing these Prince photos, check out these 50 David Bowie photos guaranteed to make you miss him all over again. Then, see the rock and roll groupies who changed music history.

All That's Interesting
All That's Interesting is a Brooklyn-based digital publisher that seeks out stories that illuminate the past, present, and future.