Southwest Journal: The scene that birthed a Prince

By Dylan Thomas
Southwest Journal

Swensson_Got coverOne of the great chroniclers of Prince during the final decade of the musician’s life, journalist Andrea Swensson made it her mission to reveal the man behind the self-cultivated myth of the Purple One.

“He liked to have that air of mystery, but at the end of the day he is a man who was born in a specific time and place, and that’s really what I wanted to explore,” said Swensson, who does just that in her new University of Minnesota Press book, “Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound.”

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