Tonight’s mystery artist got a call from Prince who wanted their blessing to release ‘Purple Rain’ because he thought the chord progression were too close to one of their hit songs.  Can you guess who Prince called or the song he was concerned over??

In this era of everybody suing everybody for a piece of the pie it is nice to see that Prince had some class. According to Billboard Magazine it was Journey he contacted and set up a meeting at Columbia records because he thought that ‘Purple Rain’ was very close in tune to Journey’s ‘Faithfully’. Jonathan Cain whom he spoke with says he was flattered and impressed by Prince and ‘Purple Rain’ was a go.

Tonight's featured song done Today style.