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April 22, 2016

"Let's Watch Prince's Super Bowl Halftime Show, The Best We've Ever Seen"

So wrote Deadspin yesterday about his iconic performance in a driving rain in 2007.

The Deadspin piece has the full, unedited show embedded, though not in very good definition; YouTube has disabled embedding of this annotated version of the show, interpolating interviews and comments by the production crew with the show itself (in much better definition than the embedded Deadspin iteration).

Fortunately for boj readers, my nonpareil Crack Reseach Team©® drilled down and brought back the show (above) in fine definition with excellent sound.

ATTENTION: The video up top was just posted yesterday and will be taken down by YouTube before the end of today, so don't just save this post for when you get home: get your headphones on and crank up the volume to max — as a fringe benefit you'll jumpstart your sorry Friday morning self in the process.

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I can only say that the sadness here at boj World HQ is unmeasurable, off the charts.

Prince was the ONLY performer I'd travel to another city to see.

Too bad I waited until I was ready instead of getting on a plane when he was ready.

Sigh.

I guess I'll have to wait a few years before I join him, wherever he's gone, and get the opportunity to see and hear what I missed in our earthly existences.

Want an encore?

How about his performance (below) of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at the 2004 Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Inductions?

It left the world-class, iconic musicians on the stage with him — among them Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison, and Steve Winwood — with their collective jaws dropping.

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Note added April 30, 2016 at 5:02 a.m.:

The musicians and producer reminisced about this iconic rock moment in an April 28, 2016 New York Times story.

April 22, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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