This switch might explain why Vader pivots on his feet in this movie, but not in the others. The famous Darth Vader suit was designed by production designer Ralph McQuarriewho was concerned about the character being able to breathe while he was travelling from his spaceship to Princess Leia's spaceship. The look of the Darth Vader suit was based on robes worn by Bedouin warriors. During production, George Lucas referred to this movie as a "Disney movie", trying to capture the whimsy of classic s Disney family movies, one of Lucas' favorites being Swiss Family Robinson Coincidently, more than thirty years after the release of this movie, the Walt Disney Company would acquire Lucasfilm, Lucas' production company, including all rights to the "Star Wars" stories and characters for four billion dollars, thus the movie actually became a Disney movie in The pulsating engine sound of the Star Destroyer is a manipulated recording of a broken air conditioner.
Anthony Daniels initially had no interest in the movie, and only agreed to meet George Lucas to be polite. Almost immediately into their initial meeting, Daniels became intrigued by Ralph McQuarrie 's conceptual art of C-3PO and became drawn to playing the character. Daniels also believes a major reason why he was selected was because, unlike most others who met with Lucas for the part, didn't try to impress him with any unasked for stiff robot movements during the interview process.
When he got home, he gathered his family around the kitchen table and said, "I want you to remember this day because I just had one of the greatest experiences in my life. Darth The Family Of The Poor (From City Of Joy) - Morricone 93* - Movie Sounds (CD) was the first character that George Lucas created for the story. A fierce sandstorm destroyed several of the Tatooine sets in the desert outside Tozeur, Tunisia.
Filming resumed two days later. For the opening crawl, George Lucas originally wrote a composition consisting of six paragraphs with four sentences each. It contained a lot of history, including the demise of the old Republic, the Dark Lords of the Sith, the eradication of the Jedi Order, as well as references to locations in the Galaxy. Lucas said, "The crawl is such a hard thing because you have to be careful that you're not using too many words that people don't understand.
It's like a poem. Brian De Palmawho was there, described it, "The crawl at the beginning looks like it was written on a driveway.
It goes on forever. It's gibberish. Let me sit down and write this for you. According to the commentary on the Blu-ray version of the movie, the scene where Tarkin blows up Alderaan was the first scene Carrie Fisher filmed as Leia.
She admits to being influenced by Peter Cushingand admits she may have based some of her performance on his own style of acting. InMark Hamill admitted that he and Carrie Fisher were attracted to each other, and often made out. He claimed however, that they mutually decided at the last minute to not consummate their affair.
They blew half their budget on four shots which George Lucas rejected. Someone then programmed the newly-developed Dykstraflex motion-controlled camera to perform a complex series of moves that ended with the camera being pointed at the faces of the union reps.
Within two steps, the left leg shattered down into the plastic of the left foot, beginning to stab the actor every time he took a step. Darth Vader, though it seems he's the movie's antagonist, only has a screentime of twelve minutes.
They stood up to him, and Lucas, chastened, allowed the actors and actresses to basically improvise their own wording for the basic points of the screenplay's dialogue. Early audiences cheered and applauded when the Millennium Falcon made the jump to hyperspace, but according to George Lucasthis scene was never meant to be a showstopper. It was simply a matter of practicality, a means of showing how a ship like the Falcon could travel great distances across infinite space in a relatively short period of time without the need for heavy exposition.
Princess Leia is stunned by a stormtrooper in the opening scene. This is the only time an Imperial blaster is fired in stun mode in the Star Wars saga. When Harrison Ford visited a record store to buy an album after the movie's release, enthusiastic fans tore half his shirt off.
In an earlier version of the script, the Millennium Falcon does not land on the Death Star, but at a Cloud City that floats above the gaseous surface of the planet Alderaan. A cut in the budget for the movie forced George Lucas to bring in the Death Star early, and in the finished movie, the scenes that would have taken place in the Cloud City take place there, instead. Since Alderaan was destroyed in this movie, however, it obviously could not be the location of the Cloud City.
So a new planet was created to house the Cloud City: Bespin. The chess scene on the Millennium Falcon was done using stop-motion creatures. The crew considered doing it with costumed actors, but opted for the stop-motion technique, as they wanted to avoid comparisons and similarities to the movie Westworld This is the opening sentence for a thirteen-page treatment George Lucas wrote in "The story of Mace Windu, a revered Jedi-bendu of Opuchi who was related to Usby C.
Thape, a Padawaan learner to the famed Jedi. Although most of that early script was ultimately unused, the character of Mace Windu and the term "Padawaan", with the spelling changed to "Padawan", appear in the prequel trilogy. The term "Padawan" is used to refer to Jedi apprentices. Twentieth Century Fox bought the screenplay largely because George Lucas had hired conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie to create paintings of several scenes to help sell it.
That would lead to many problems during the restoration and re-release, because the original camera negative's color had almost completely faded. Fortunately, those problems were able to be corrected to a certain degree.
Mark Hamill stated the blue milk was long-life shelf milk with "additives they put blue food colouring in it, and it was really ghastly.
Oily and sweet and euch! Triggered your gag reflex. But I said, 'Look if they gave me blue milk, you bet I'm going to drink it on camera, because what other chance am I going to get?
A small pair of metal dice can be seen hanging in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, as Chewbacca makes preparations to depart from Mos Eisley. Set Designer Roger Christian claims he added the pair of dice hanging in the Millennium Falcon cockpit briefly seen when Chewbacca bumps his head on them as he first enters because there were dice hanging in Harrison Ford 's car in American Graffiti However, Ford's character had a skull hanging from his rear-view mirror.
Ron Howard had the fluffy dice. They don't appear in subsequent scenes because they were stolen from the set and never replaced. This is a recording of a parking meter handle being turned. Darth Vader's breathing was originally meant to be much more labored and raspy. The sound of this more labored, raspy breathing would be used later on in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jediduring that movie's climax.
John Williams ' score features cues inspired by several classical works. The first theatrical movie to be screened in Dolby Stereo. Billion had made use of the sound system with disastrous results.
However, technical-minded George Lucas knew exactly how he wanted to incorporate the system, and made it work for his movie. Production was so laden with problems that George Lucas worked himself into poor health. At one point, he experience chest pains and checked himself into the hospital fearing a heart attack. He was diagnosed with hypertension and exhaustion, and warned to reduce his stress levels.
Upon meeting Douglas TrumbullDirector and Special Effects Chief on Silent RunningGeorge Lucas commented on how much he liked the designs of Trumbull's two-footed robots in the movie, which were operated by bilateral amputees. Five years later, a functionally similar design appeared as R2-D2 in this movie. Universal Pictures, the distributor of Silent Runningnoted the similarity between the robots and the similarity of Star Wars to the Buck Rogers serials of the sand promptly sued Twentieth Century The Family Of The Poor (From City Of Joy) - Morricone 93* - Movie Sounds (CD) for infringement.
The lawsuit was eventually settled when Fox counter-sued over Battlestar Galacticawhich bore a striking resemblance to this movie. At one point, George Lucas planned for the characters of Luke Skywalker and his aunt and uncle, to be dwarves. Lucas would eventually use the dwarf hero idea in the film Willow Twentieth Century Fox green-lit the movie, despite marketing surveys indicating little or no interest amongst potential moviegoers in a science fiction movie.
A related survey also resulted in a strong dislike of the title, as the word "Wars" held negative connotations for much of the general public during the immediate aftermath of the Vietnam War.
Contrary to popular belief, Greedo shooting first in the remastered version of the movie was not George Lucas ' fault. The Tatooine scenes were filmed in Tunisia. There is a town in Tunisia's rural south named Tataouine Berber for "eyes"and George Lucas liked the name so much, he adopted it for Luke Skywalker's home world.
Some of the interiors and the courtyard of Luke's house were filmed in a hotel in Matmata, Tunisia. One can visit this two-star hotel and see some pictures and the painted ceiling of what was used for the Lars' dining room. When Luke goes out of the farm, he appears in a flat deserted area, while the reality, when you get out of the hotel, there are a lot of other houses, small stone hills, and a lot of prickly pear cacti a variety very common in Tunisia.
This was changed in the later prequel Solo: A Star Wars Storywhere Han is an orphan, raised as a thief by a crime syndicate on the planet Corellia.
The first two drafts of the screenplay apparently ripped off Flash Gordon and Frank Herbert 's Dune, respectively.
George Lucas had to re-work the draft several times when the rights holders King Features and Herbert balked. Even then, Herbert tried to sue because they were still similar, but he relented when the movie became a hit in its own right. Luke went through several changes. George Lucas toyed with the idea of changing him into a woman, after cutting Princess Leia from the script.
He also entertained the notion of casting the principal characters as dwarves. In an early screenplay, Skywalker was a sixty-year-old General, a character which was later reworked into Obi-Wan Kenobi.
In the shooting script, he was called "Luke Starkiller", but this was changed to Luke Skywalker during production. Carrie Fisher claimed that she warned Harrison Ford in advance that her memoir The Princess Diarist would reveal their three-month love affair during production.
According to Fisher, Ford responded merely by cracking "lawyer! In the novelization of the movie, the book begins with a short prologue, which tells the story of the fall of the "Old Republic", the rise of the Empire, and the rise of the Rebel Alliance.
The practice evolved into pre-visualization "animatics" used today. Former fighter pilots were employed as technical advisors. Audio recordings of radio communications made during dogfights were studied, to help with the dialogue. Unlike Sir Alec Guinnesswho grew to regret appearing in this movie despite it revitalizing his career and earning a considerable income from it, Peter Cushingwho was a long-time star of genre movies, was pleased to be a part of this movie, and his only regret was that he could not appear in the sequels.
George Lucas enjoyed the Twentieth Century Fox fanfare so much that he insisted for it to be used on the Twentieth Century Fox logo opening the movie. John Williams composed the main title to serve as an extension of the fanfare. George Lucas shot the opening sequence of the Storm Troopers bursting through the blockade runner door, and the ensuing battle against rebel troops, in two takes.
While the action on-set was over very quickly, Lucas used six cameras to capture it, thereby extending the length of the scene on-screen. Since some cameras were in very tight and others wide, it is difficult to tell the various actions that were duplicated. Most of the planets, moons, et cetera seen in the movies were just balls that were painted. However, unlike the planets, an actual model was built of the Death Star, because there were constant shots of vehicles approaching it.
Following principal photography, new scenes had to be filmed for the Cantina scene, to give it more diversity and add more aliens to the scene. However, the re-shoot set was very small. If you look at the close-up scenes of most of the aliens when Luke and company enter, you can see the same window in the background. Ben Burtt created the sound of Darth Vader's breathing by placing a small microphone in the second stage mouthpiece of a scuba regulator, and then recording the sound made by his breathing through the regulator.
This movie was originally scheduled for a Christmas release. It was pushed back five months for post-production.
Special effects took longer than expected. Studio executives were concerned that the new release date, May 25,would hurt the box-office because Smokey and the Bandit came out the same week. By the end of its initial theatrical run in the U. One evening they saw a movie together, and a trailer for Star Wars happened to be shown prior to the feature. Hamill recalls that upon the ending of the trailer, a heckler shouted, "Coming soon to the Late Show!
These terms are not used in this movie, though they were incorporated into the sequels. They also became popular with the public after the toys and the "Making of" special aired on television. According to Star Wars canon, Tatooine's twin suns heat the planet so much that only the polar regions are habitable. When writing the script, George Lucas had terrible trouble remembering how to spell all the odd names he had invented for his universe. This explains why there is such inconsistency over the way "Wookiee" is spelled.
It was stunt coordinator Peter Diamond 's decision to arm Sand The Family Of The Poor (From City Of Joy) - Morricone 93* - Movie Sounds (CD) with Gaffi sticks, getting a choice of weapons from various studio props. He felt the stick was a good choice, having served in the British Army, using bayonets and similar weaponry, and being familiar with what they were capable of.
Diamond played the Sand Person that attacks Luke, being the only stunt person on hand for the Tunisian portion of filming. He initially did not plan on playing the part. The cantina creature, later to be known as "Dice Ibegon", was really nothing more than a hand puppet known as the "Drooling arm".
This was because it was fashioned to have a red, oozy liquid drip from its mouth. When they tried this on film however, the liquid spurted all over the place and the shot was judged to be too disgusting for a PG movie. The horned alien seen in the Cantina sequence was originally a devil mask created by Rick Baker for a Halloween show. The reason the scene transitions using a wipe upwards when Obi-Wan and Luke carry C-3PO to repair him after the Sand People attack around the 33rd minute mark is that Anthony Daniels was only wearing black tights below the waist.
It was done this way to hide them. He also considered casting a Japanese actress for Princess Leia. The Tarquins were kings of Rome in the days before the Roman Republic. Palatine Hill was a major location in the city of Rome. While Carrie Fisher disliked her outfit for covering up her womanly curves, a voluptuous, seductive portrayal of Leia is featured in the early original posters by the brothers Hildebrandt.
In a television interview circaCarrie Fisher discussed the after-market royalties for the Star Wars characters and joked that "now, every time I look in a mirror, I have to pay George Lucas a couple of bucks. At two hours and one minute the Special Edition runs two hours and five minutesthis is the shortest of the first seven "Star Wars" movies. According to the exhibit at the Smithsonian, the sound of a TIE fighter is created by combining the squeal of a young elephant with the sound of a car driving by on a rain-slicked highway.
Tolkien 's "Lord of the Rings" fantasy novel, as well as many Japanese samurai movies, when he wrote the Star Wars story. Akira Kurosawa 's The Hidden Fortresswhich also deals with a famous warrior, and a Princess who needs to be moved safely to allied territory while being pursued by hostiles, especially served as an inspiration.
As an homage, Lucas has Admiral Motti refer in the movie to the Rebel's secret base as their "hidden fortress", although the last word is muffled when his throat is grabbed by Vader's psychic attack.
His crew thought this meant a ship moving by the ship's window in three to four seconds, when Lucas wanted them to go past in about half a second. This led to the movie crew moving the backgrounds, in additions to the TIEs themselves, to create a greater illusion of speed. On Maddalena's television show, the short lived series Hollywood Treasurethe camera was featured at the Profiles in History private auction and was sold for an astounding five hundred twenty thousand dollars, making it the most valuable piece of Star Wars memorabilia in the world.
The ironic thing about the entire situation: Joe Maddalena, before the auction commenced, had heavy doubts that the camera would even be sold, as in nobody having any interest in the camera whatsoever.
The bid was the biggest shock of Maddalena's career. There are actually two different actors portraying Wedge Antilles in the movie. The first one is Colin Higginswho remained uncredited. He is sitting beside Luke during the strategy meeting with the Rebel pilots before the Battle of Yavin the one who says "That's impossible!
Even for a computer. However, he was dismissed after only one day of shooting and was replaced by Denis Lawson for the filming of the cockpit scenes.
Both actors' voices were later overdubbed by David Ankrum. Inthe short story anthology "From a Certain Point of View" canonized the "Fake Wedge" character of having the name "Col" likely because it is the first three letters of "Colin" and it was specified that the character had often been mistaken for Wedge, and was given the "Fake Wedge" nickname.
The full name Chewbacca is only said once in this movie. Every other time, he is called just "Chewie". Clarke 's desk. George Lucas selected the location as a potential filming site after seeing a poster of it hanging at a travel agency, while he was filming in England. This inspired him to send a crew to Guatemala in March to shoot scenes. While filming in Tikal, the crew paid locals with a six pack of beer to watch over the camera equipment for several days.
While it was originally planned that C-3PO'S voice would be dubbed with a different actor, Anthony Daniels has gone on to voice the part in nearly every other incarnation of the character, including the radio dramatization and several animated series. Mark Hamill revealed that, while filming the first scene of Luke, Han and Leia after their escape from the trash compactor which was filmed before the compactor sceneshe noted that his hair should have been wet and matted down after being pulled into the dirty water.
Harrison Ford just replied "Kid, it ain't that kinda movie. If they're looking at your hair, we're all in big trouble.
At one point in the scripting process, the Force was a large crystal or galactic holy grail called the "Kyber crystal". During the scene where Han Solo and the others emerge from the Millennium Falcon's secret compartments, John Williams wrote a three-note motif for the accompanied soundtrack. This motif is a cue from Psycho As a friend and colleague of Bernard Herrmannwho wrote the music for PsychoWilliams included this particular cue as an homage to Herrmann.
The mark of the documentary reveals this information. Several scenes were filmed of Luke with his friends on Tatooine, in an effort to introduce the main character earlier in the movie. First, Luke watches Princess Leia's ship battle with the Imperial cruiser in the sky overhead through his binoculars, and later he meets his best friend Biggs Darklighter in Anchorhead, who has left the Imperial Academy and plans to join the Rebel Alliance.
All e these scenes were later cut, leaving Luke's mention of Biggs to his aunt and uncle as the sole reference to his character early on. The scenes have never officially appeared in any release of the movie, but stills were included in "The Story of Star Wars" a book-and-record setand the scenes also appeared in the comic book and novel adaptations.
This has led several people to believe they actually saw the scenes on the silver screen. A reunion scene between Luke and Biggs at the Rebel base was included in the Special Edition re-release of the movie. However, a line by Red Leader about having once met Luke's father was cut from this exchange. All of these scenes were fortunately included as bonus material on the Blu-Ray boxed set.
Upon discovery, the bones were transported to Tunisia aboard a Lockheed Hercules, which had been chartered to deliver some forgotten equipment needed for the desert location shoot. The scene between Luke and Obi-Wan in Obi-Wan's house was originally written and edited to have the dialogue in a different order.
It originally began with Obi-Wan immediately listening to the message in R2-D2. Leia's mention of the Clone Wars is what leads Luke to ask Ben about his service in them, which is what leads to discussing Luke's father, his lightsaber, and the Force.
It was changed when George Lucas and his editors decided that there seemed to be no urgency to Leia's message if Luke and Obi-Wan were having another casual conversation immediately afterwards.
As it is edited now, they first discuss Anakin and the Force, and listen to Leia's message much later in the scene, and immediately afterwards, Obi-Wan begins talking about going to Alderaan. The rearranging of shots was cleverly hidden by frequent quick cuts to R2-D2 reacting, especially after the editors heard the sound design for R2's beeps and loved it.
The movie opened in Mayand by November had dethroned Jaws as the all-time domestic U. It then was beaten by E. It held that position until Titanic At the time of his casting for the movie, Mark Hamill was under contract to co-star on Eight Is Enough Hamill tried to get out of his contract for the show, as between shooting schedules and filming locations, there was no way he could do both. After filming the pilot for the television series, he was involved in an auto accident damaging his face.
This resulted in the television producers deciding to let him out of his contract for the series, enabling him to take the part of Luke. It's first heard when Luke blasts a Stormtrooper from across the Death Star chasm.
This movie inspired James Cameron and Dave Campfield to be filmmakers. Normally, Twentieth Century Fox released about twenty movies per year, but the long-running success of this movie resulted in the studio issuing only seven new movies in the entire year of German audiences usually laugh at the scene where R2-D2 is being stunned by the Jawa. This is due to the sounds that the Jawa utters afterwards. They resemble "Gute Idee!
Twentieth Century Fox didn't like the title "Star Wars" and wanted to rename the movie. In a "Nerdist" podcast, Mark Hamill said that one of their concerns was they thought that potential female audiences already a group they thought would be unlikely to enjoy science fiction would be turned off by the word "wars" in the title.
Hamill also said that another reason they wanted to change the title was that a rather large percentage of the Twentieth Century Fox focus group members who heard the title Hamill said thirty percent thought that the movie must be a "behind-the-scenes look at the Elizabeth Taylor - Richard Burton marriage.
Portions of the sound effects for the Millennium Falcon's engines were recorded at an air show at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Coincidentally, Harrison Ford served as the chairman of the Young Eagles program at the museum. In MarchU. President Ronald Reagan proposed a massive, technologically complex defensive system that was intended to defend the country from nuclear attacks by intercepting intercontinental ballistic missiles using laser battle stations based both on Earth and in space.
This project's official name was the "Strategic Defense Initiative" SDIbut given that many aspects of the proposal were previously familiar to the public only from science fiction, it was quickly dubbed "Star Wars," after this movie. At first, this nickname was used in a largely derogatory manner for example, the day after Reagan's speech introducing SDI to the nation, Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy was quoted in the Washington Post calling the initiatives "reckless Star Wars schemes" and the Reagan administration's official policy was to avoid the use of the nickname "Star Wars," but it nonetheless quickly became a neutral shorthand used by the government, the press, and the general public alike.
SDI has never come remotely close to being instituted, though in President Donald Trump did unveil a still-unimplemented missile defense strategy that was highly reminiscent of Reagan's "Star Wars" initiative. Peter Mayhew Chewbacca kept his job as an orderly in the hospital through the first three movies, but fell in love with the character.
As Star Wars grew in fame, and he started doing more festivals and public appearances, he realized that he could actually make a living just off the personal appearances.
Cardboard cutouts were used for some of the background starfighters in the Rebel hangar bay and for most of the crowd watching the heroes receive their medallions in the final scene. The first movie to be dubbed into Navajo.
Joseph Campbellwhose writings on mythology inspired George Lucas ' work, had studied and written about the Navajo religion. The hologram chess game played by Chewbacca and the droids is called Dejarik. Along with Beru Lars and Mon Mothma, Princess Leia is only one of three female characters to star in the original trilogy, while in this movie, she and Beru are the only two female characters to appear, although non-speaking female extras are seen in Mos Eisley.
Meco 's Disco version of the theme song is the biggest selling instrumental single of all time. R2-D2's vocal patterns largely contain sound designer Ben Burtt 's own voice. In trying to create the beeping, whistling noises of the droid, Burtt found that he was vocalizing a lot of what he was trying to achieve, so he recorded his voice, mainly making baby noises, and then fed it through a synthesizer. In the Blockade Runner scenes at the beginning, with the shoot-out in the white hallways, only a single white hallway was built.
It was filmed from multiple angles to give the impression that the ship was bigger than it really was, and so that the best parts of the battle footage could be used more than once. In the recording "The Story of Star Wars" issued as a book-and-record set, with stills from the movie illustrating the storynarrator Roscoe Lee Browne introduces Chewbacca as "a year old Wookiee". In Solo: A Star Wars Storywhich takes place about a decade earlier, Chewbacca is correctly identified as being years old.
There is only one scene in the entire three-episode arc IV-V-VI where all eight of the main characters appear together: the escape from the Death Star. Although they all do not appear in the same shot, for a brief moment, it was the only time all eight characters were within sight of each other. In some Latin American Spanish subtitled releases, R2-D2's name appears subtitled as "Arturito" or "little Arthur" in Spanish, since the pronunciation is very closely resembled.
This is also the case with C-3PO, whose name is subtitled as "Citripio", but that does not resemble anything in The Family Of The Poor (From City Of Joy) - Morricone 93* - Movie Sounds (CD). Luke Skywalker was originally written to be a much older character. He was General Luke Skywalker, a Jedi Master described as being about sixty years old with a gray beard, and mentor to Anakin Starkiller. This version makes Luke's character much more like that of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The only thing Chewbacca can say from start to finish is a Wookiee growl. He has the last line in the movie. Before it became the Tantive IV, the model used for Princess Leia's diplomatic cruiser had originally been constructed as an early version of the Millennium Falcon. Since it was going to be the primary spaceship seen in the movie, the model was constructed approximately six feet long, and even included such details as tiny footprints on the outside hull.
When it was discovered that a similar-looking ship which even had the similar name of "Eagle" was being featured on a new television program called Space:the model was relegated to a less important role in the movie, which led to the Falcon being totally redesigned and thus, the now-familiar "hamburger" configuration was born. The original model was then given a new hammerhead-shaped cockpit the original cone-shaped one being transplanted to the new version of the Falcon, along with its round radar dish and some of its surface details were altered escape pods protruding from the hull were modified to become laser turrets to suggest a larger scale spacecraft.
George Lucas described Peter Mayhew as "a very gentle giant, very sweet, very easy to get along with. He was more like a Wookie than I originally imagined a Wookie to be. Originally, I envisioned Chewie as some big ferocious beast, but Peter's Chewie wasn't really ferocious.
No matter how hard he tried, he wasn't ferocious. He would be your best friend until he got angry, then stand back. He was like my dogs.
They're great, they're fluffy, they're wonderful until you get near their food. On the day before the film opened, George Lucas gave Guinness another 0. That extra 0. Several miniature spaceships were made using re-purposed model kits and toys in a process known as kitbashing. According to Paul Huston"the engines were plastic kit parts from some rocket kit". There are twenty-eight optical wipes in the original version of the movie. Wipes were a notable scene transition device in movie serials of the s and s, especially in the Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers serials by Universal Pictures, which were among of the many inspirations for the Star Wars saga.
Anthony Daniels ' C-3PO suit was so noisy and clanking on the set that not only was Daniels' live-recorded dialogue unusable, but the live tracks of other actors and actresses in the scene were spoiled, as well. In a commentary track on this movie's Blu-ray release, George Lucas stated that ships in the Star Wars universe cannot travel in straight lines while in hyperspace due to collisions with celestial The Family Of The Poor (From City Of Joy) - Morricone 93* - Movie Sounds (CD).
Thus, distance is an important factor in how quickly a ship can get from point A to point B. The Millennium Falcon's superior navigation computer allowed it to travel shorter distances between points, and arrive faster, hence Han Solo's claim that he made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.
A parsec being a measurement of distance, rather than time. He simply found a shortcut. The weapons the stormtroopers used were essentially the Sterling L2A3 9mm SMG sub-machine guna military weapon developed in the late s in the U. The curved left entry side mounted magazine was removed, and that was as much as it was modified for the movie. The longer sandtrooper weapon was the MG machine gun from Germany. Initial research from Twentieth Century Fox using the title and a brief synopsis came back with the results that only males under twenty-five were interested in seeing the movie.
Twentieth Century Fox then deliberately marketed this movie with a view to attracting older and female cinemagoers by pushing images of humans including Princess Leia centerstage, and referring to this movie in more mythic tones, rather than science fiction.
The first was Jaws Among the first promotional licenses granted was to Marvel Comics, who published a Star Wars comic book series, which ran for one hundred seven issues from to The first six issues were an adaption of this movie, which included some deleted scenes from the movie. The adaptation was also published in a tabloid-sized Collector's Edition format. It was most recently re-issued in a restored collector's edition from Marvel and Disney with an introduction by Peter Mayhew Chewbacca.
And this was before Disney had acquired Marvel and Lucasfilm outright. David Prowse 's Darth Vader mask had to be padded with foam because it was much too large to fit over his face properly. According to Roger Christianthe Millennium Falcon set was the most difficult item to build. Christian wanted the interior of the Falcon to look like that of a submarine.
He found scrap airplane metal "that no one wanted in those days and bought them". He began his creation process by breaking down jet engines into scrap pieces, giving him the chance to "stick it in the sets in specific ways".
It took him several weeks to finish the chess set which he described as "the most encrusted set" in the hold of the Falcon. Within three weeks of release, Twentieth Century Fox's stock price doubled to a record high. In Italy, R2-D2 was renamed C1-P8, while Darth Vader became Lord Fener, the reason being that "Vader" in Italian sounds too close to the common noun for the toilet bowl the "water", clearly from the English "water closet".
The term "Moff", used to describe some Imperial characters such as Tarkin is used to mean a Regional Governor of a specific sector of space. Military officers can also be Moffs, Tarkin, for example, is listed in the script as an Admiral in the Imperial fleet. This movie came fourth in the U. In earlier drafts, including the ones that were used for audition readings, the planet Alderaan was known as Organa Major.
Although the name was changed, the "Organa" was retained and became Leia's adoptive family name. C-3PO is the first character to speak in the Star Wars film franchise. Luke and C-3PO go searching for R2-D2 in the landspeeder because the Lars family skyhopper is supposed to be in the homestead garage getting overhauled.
In a scene cut from the movie, it was explained that Luke damaged the skyhopper during a race in Beggar's Canyon which Luke makes a reference to in the movie during the Battle of Yavin. TUSK 4. Warped Confessional 2. Nothing Left 3. Misguided Memories 4. Exremities 5. No One's Coming Home 6. Trouble If You Hide 7. Insanity 8.
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Pressed on heavyweight transparent orange vinyl with individual hand-numbering. His legendary performances had him dressed in gold and leopard costumes with props including rubber snakes, a smoking skull on a stick, and his signature coffin. Over his career he didn't record many studio albums. Who would have figured the man who brought us the world's most potent "Psychobilly Freakout" back in would be helping to share in the joy of the holiday season a mere 13 years later? We Three Kings is a set of 12 classic Christmas tunes with one new original added for good measure whipped into a nervous froth of twangy guitar and rolling drums by Jim Heath and his partners in crime.
Frosty The Snowman 2. Santa Bring My Baby back 3. Jingle Bells 4. Silver Bells 6. We Three Kings 7. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 9. Santa On The Roof What Child Is This Pretty Paper Winter Wonderland Run Rudolph Run. Stone Free 2. Hey Joe 3. Fire 4. Catfish Blues Side B 1. Rock Me Baby 2.
Red House 3. Purple Haze 4. Wild Thing. In the late s, the renowned American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger John Hicks formed one of the most influential ensembles consisting out of musicians that had played music at the highest level all their lives and gained their status as both stand-alone artists and important sidemen.
Each of them had participated in many of jazz's great moments and all shared the ability, documented on many albums, to inspire their fellow musicians to even greater heights.
On this album Is That So? He served as a leader on more than 30 albums and played as a sideman on more than other recordings.
In the early '70s he taught jazz history and improvisation at Southern Illinois University before resuming his career as a recording artist. He then toured with Sam Cooke and would later go on to work with Curtis Mayfield.
The album was produced by John Hicks and Timeless Records owner Wim Wigt and is a remarkable outing of advanced musicianship by three jazz-giants in their prime, delivering an inspirational gem of an album. Is That So? Expect supercharged Post Bop with striking notes, no-holds-barred musicianship, high swinging solos, screaming choruses and plenty of solid virtuosity to spare.
The up tempo none stop Latin beat is complimented by the terrific drum solos of Idris Muhammad and the rhythmic bass stokes of Ray Drummond.
This electrifying set of tracks makes this release a bonafide hit and a must have for any self-respecting jazz fan or collector. This unique album comes as a deluxe g DOUBLE vinyl edition strictly limited to copies worldwide with obi strip. The jacket features exclusive pictures shot by legendary Dutch photographer Joost Leijen known for his work with artists such as Chet Baker and Pharoah Sandersalso included is an insert with liner notes by renowned author and producer Russ Musto. Experience Frank Ocean through the ears and sounds of High Pulp, as the Mutual Attraction saga continues, with the final installment of the project.
The three arrangements are an homage and a thank you to Frank, who has had such a heavy impact on the band and the way they think about writing music. Along with digging into a different genre of music, and focusing on being a tribute to just one artist for this volume in the series, MA 3 also has the band performing as their largest ensemble yet: a piece band, including a 5-piece string section. Giving no limits to these reimagined versions of Frank Ocean tunes.
On election daywhen I saw that there was a good chance the state of Georgia might go blue, I came up with an idea: to record an album of Georgia- related songs as a thank you to the state and donate the money to a Georgia based non-profit organization.
I will admit my motivations were a bit selfish. The songs on this album are some of my favorite Georgia-related songs, but the tracklist is not meant to be comprehensive. I hope you enjoy listening to these recordings as much as we enjoyed making them. Keep listening to good music and fighting the good fight.
Released inTear Gas is the fourth and arguably most notable studio album from The Jacka. The album features the hit singles, "All Over Me feat. Matt Blaque," and "Glamorous Lifestyles feat.
Andre Nickatina". Summer feat. Just A Celebrity feat. Sky Balla 3. Glamorous Lifestyle feat. Andre Nickatina 4. Greatest Alive feat. They Don't Know feat. Freeway 6. Dream feat. Won't Be Right feat. Cellski 8. Keep Callin' feat. Devin The Dude 9. Girls Scared Money feat. Get It In feat. What's Your Zodiac feat. Phil Da Agony Dopest Foreal Callin' My Name feat. Mistah F. What Happened To The World The Movement feat. Planet Asia Storm feat. Cormega Our Heroes feat.
Stalin All Over Me. Madison Carnival of Losers, Pt. The Elusive Sensation of Bliss It Was Perfect A Thing for Weak Guys Honeymoon Iraq Triangle of Death Cheerleaders Huffers of 1st Platoon Another Day, Another Mission Night Tremors Unholy Retribution Date Night Acquiescence I'm Your Worst Nightmare Crossing the Line Rob Another Bank Overdose Side D Your Fate is Darkly Determined One Last Job The Comedown Album Version What I'm Trying to Say Is Bonus Track.
The second studio album by The Jackson 5, which peaked at 1 on Billboard charts in and sold millions of copies worldwide. Side 1: 1. The Love You Save 2. One More Chance 3. ABC 4. Side 2: 7. Never Had a Dream Come True 8. True Love Can Be Beautiful 9. I'll Bet You I Found That Girl The Young Folks. Goode, Johnnie Johnson lived in obscurity in his hometown of St. The record represents Johnnie's brilliance and reaffirms him as the formative master of rock n' roll piano.
The package also boasts brand new gatefold packaging. Contains the original tracks on the first three sides, with an original band interview on Side Four.
This first ever picture disc for the soundtrack of this heartwarming animated film celebrates The Robot, his best friend, Hogarth, and a cast of characters.
A first-ever vinyl pressing for the Christmas record from Jorma Kaukonen, originally released on Relix Records. It includes customized traditional Christmas standards and some original Christmas-themed compositions.
One of two versions for RSD Black Friday the Christmas Tree version of this first-ever vinyl release is pressed on red and green vinyl. The deluxe packaging includes an OBI strip, a gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve and specialty color vinyl.
One of two versions for RSD Black Friday the Candy Cane version of this first-ever vinyl release is pressed on red and white vinyl. I Feel The Earth Move 2. So Far Away 4. It's Too Late Side B 1. Smackwater Jack 2. Way Over Yonder 3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow 4. Up On The Roof. The first time on vinyl for the album. The first vinyl release for this album. Legend worked with a great list of producers and co-writers on Once Again, including Kanye West, will. Each Day Gets Better 2.
Slow Dance. Though this album doesn't present a baseline criterion, Muddlin Gear will prep you for when the body-snatching pods land to give you the most visceral baseline experience of your life. The Entroscooper 2. Said Dram Scam 3. Ill Shambata 5.
In Inphidelik 7. Silent Why 8. Da Doo Doo. The recording captures the band cranking out songs from what are arguably two of their three best studio albums, at the pinnacle of their chemistry. Side B 1. Eye, Eye, Eye 2. Drive 3. Daydreamer 4. Dark Horse 5. Black Hole Sun Side B 6.
Shape Shifter 7. Make You Ok 8. A Light Comes Through 9. What I'm Looking For What Is Love. Magma is one of the most influential of all French bands. They have left a legacy of music that defies any of the standard and convenient classifications of rock, operating instead in a realm of their own creation. BBC Londres is pressed on silver vinyl.
Only individually numbered copies are available worldwide, exclusively at record stores for RSD Black Friday. Breeze 2. In The Temple 3. Dance Of The Furies 4. Slide Hidden Track 5. Starblood Remix Hidden Track. The band had its roots in the Congo although it formed in Kenya in the mid-sixties. Each of the songwriters sang lead in their native tongues and this meant they used vocals in three African languages next to the songs sung in English.
In when the BBC held a competition to find the best band in Africa, Matata submitted a song and came in first. Several singles also came out of this and Matata scored hits in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. With a wealth of material and a dynamic live act to its name they would play packed gigs every night. The group was a visual, as well as musical feast and quickly became favorites at several well-known London nightclubs.
There would be no further Matata recordings and sadly the band split after releasing their second album. The album we are presenting you today Independence from comes swinging right out the gate with a set of no less than TWELVE monster tunes. This unique record comes as a deluxe g vinyl edition strictly limited to copies worldwide with obi strip and featuring the original artwork.
This reissue also comes with an insert featuring pictures of the band and extensive liner notes from award winning author John Masouri. NOW became Maxwell's first album to reach 1 on the Billboardselling overunits in the U.
Get To Know Ya 2. Lifetime 3. Changed 5. NoOne 6. For Lovers Only Side B 1. Temporary Nite 2. Silently 3. Symptom Unknown 4. Includes the iconic protest song and title track, which hit 1 on the US Billboard Hot in September Eve of Destruction 2. She Belongs To Me 3. Sloop John B. Baby Blue 6. Try To Remember 8. You Were On My Mind What Exactly's the Matter With Me Featuring eleven original tracks written by JD McPherson and his friends. SOCKS is an album of holidays songs sure to be standards while you are decorating the tree.
SIDE A: 1. All The Gifts I Need 2. Bad Kid 3. Hey Skinny Santa! Socks 5. Every Single Christmas 6. Ugly Sweater Blues. SIDE B: 1. Claus Vs. Claus feat. Lucie Silvas 5. Twinkle Little Christmas Lights. With Havoc handling production on all but three cuts and only two guest appearances one being from long-time Queensbridge associate Big Noyd Free Agents is uncut, undiluted Mobb Deep all the way through.
Solidified 3. Survival Of The Fittest 4. Paid In Full. Let's Pop feat. ACD 2. It's Over 3. The Illest 4. Just Got Out The Box Narcotic 2. Clap First 3. Watch That Nigga 4. Came Up 5. Don't Call Tasha. A full livestream production was taped, and the band plans to tour the album in the US this fall. Previously unreleased live album, created from a set of tapes recently discovered in Lemmy's archive.
This show was recorded in Madrid, Spain in on the Sacrifice tour and sees the band at their ferocious best. Lean Into It shows that Mr. Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy 2.
Alive And Kickin' 3. Green-Tinted Sixties Mind 4. CDff-Lucky This Time 5. Never Say Never 2. Just Take My Heart 3. My Kinda Woman 4. A Little Too Loose 5. Road To Ruin 6. To Be With You. Features songs and story from the original cast of the beloved TV show. At The Munsters 2.
Herman Says, "Hello" 3. Everyone Is Welcome 5. Meet Our Pets 6. Meet Grandpa! Grandpa's Lab 8. Herman's Favorite Story 2. Lily's Favorite Story 3. Grandpa's Favorite Recipe 4. Final Theme. They are the "Last of the Breed" -- the elder statesmen of classic country music who have inspired artists for decades. No one else sings country music with the passion and purity of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price, and, in Marchthese living legends and Country Music Hall of Famers united on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event that was captured for television and recorded to give fans the ultimate concert experience.
To commemorate the album's 10th anniversary, the first-ever vinyl release of the acclaimed tenth album by classic rock icons Night Ranger! The album was the group's first with guitarist Joel Hoekstra Whitesnake, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and ushered in a decade that saw the band -- who have sold more than 17 million records worldwide -- achieve its highest visibility in years via tours with the likes of Journey, Def Leppard, Foreigner and Sammy Hagar.
A modern AOR classic from a legendary band that both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound! Growin' Up In California 2. Lay It On Me 3. Bye Bye Baby Not Tonight 4. Follow Your Heart 5. Time Of Our Lives 6. No Time To Lose 7.
Live For Today 8. It's Not Over 9. End of the Day Rock n' Roll Tonite Say It With Love. Limited edition 10" of special versions of songs originally taken from his landmark eponymous album, Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, released near its one year anniversary. We shipped the original reels to Kevin Gray to do an all analog thing of sonic beauty.
This is known as Buck's big thumbs-up to the folk-rock sound and it's time we celebrate it. All analog and on clear vinyl. Within My Loving Arms 3. Devil Made Me Do That 5. Catch The Wind Donovan 6. San Francisco Town 7. Homeward Bound Paul Simon 9. Love Minus Zero Dylan Tinkertrain 2.
Desire 5. No More Tears Side B 1. Hellraiser 3. Time After Time. Previously unreleased historic recordings from Charlie Parker's legendary and highly eventful visits to Los Angeles.
LP 1 Side A December 17, 1. Cement Mixer fragment into Intro into Blues fragment Dizzy Atmosphere fragment no Parker improvisation Fifty-Second Street Theme into closing announcement Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Dizzy Atmosphere into announcement Intro dialogue with Gillespie into A Night in Tunisia into announcement On October 11,he gave two surprise concerts at the Grand Palais. On October 24, Prince played a concert at Paisley Park. In JanuaryPrince released a lyric video for a new song called "Screwdriver".
Beginning with intimate shows, the first was held at the London home of singer Lianne La Havasfollowed by two performances of what Prince described as a "sound check" at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and another at Shepherd's Bush Empire. He re-signed with his former label, Warner Bros. Records after an year split.
Warner announced that Prince would release a remastered deluxe edition of Purple Rain in to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album. In return, Warner gave Prince ownership of the master recordings of his recordings with the company. This involved Prince's Twitter followers keeping an avid eye on second-by-second information as to the whereabouts of his shows.
Many of these shows would only be announced on the day of the concert, and many of these concerts involved two performances: a matinee and an evening show. After his London dates, he moved on to other European cities. In May Prince began his 'Hit N Run Part Two' shows, which followed a more normal style of purchasing tickets online and being held in music arenas.
In Springhe launched NPG Publishing, a music company to administer his own music and that of other artists without the restrictions of mainstream record companies. In Mayfollowing the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent riotsPrince released a song, "Baltimore", in tribute to Gray and in support of the protesters in that city. Prince's penultimate album, Hit n Run Phase Onewas first made available on September 7,on the music streaming service Tidal before being released on CD and for download on September He performed a series of warm-up shows at Paisley Park in late January and the tour commenced in Melbourne, Australia, on February 16,to critical acclaim.
The tour continued to the United States but was cut abruptly short by illness in April Prince saw Michael T. Schulenberg, a Twin Cities specialist in family medicinein Excelsior on April 7,and again on April Once he became conscious, he left against medical advice.
On April 20,Prince's representatives called Howard Kornfeld, a California specialist in addiction medicine and pain managementseeking medical help for the star. Kornfeld scheduled to meet with him on April 22, and he contacted a local physician who cleared his schedule for a physical exam on April The caller initially told the dispatcher that an unidentified person at the home was unconscious, then moments later said he was dead, and finally identified the person as Prince.
They pronounced him dead at am, 19 minutes after their arrival. Following an autopsy performed by Dr. Quinn Strobl, a protege of Janis Amatuzio his remains were cremated. As of his death, the twice-divorced Prince was neither married nor known to have fathered any surviving children.
Under Minnesota law, in the absence of a will, this meant that, in addition to his full sister, Prince's five half-siblings also had a claim to an estate totaling millions of dollars in cash as well as real estate, stocks, and cars.
Prince's ashes were placed into a custom 3D-printed urn shaped like the Paisley Park estate. However, his estate remained unsettled. Numerous musicians and cultural figures reacted to Prince's death.
Nielsen Music reported that sales of his material spiked 42, percent. The May 2,cover of The New Yorker featured an illustration of purple rain. It celebrated the star's life and achievements, with new photography and archive articles, including the original Vanity Fair article from Novemberwritten in the wake of the singer-songwriter's breakout success, with other content from the magazine, The New YorkerWiredand Pitchfork. InMinnesota representative Joe Atkins introduced a bill in the state legislature to memorialize Prince with a statue in the National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitolin recognition of his contributions to music and the state of Minnesota.
As ofhowever, the bill has not had a second reading. It contains one previously unreleased song, "Moonbeam Levels", recorded in during the sessions. On February 9,Prince's estate signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Groupwhich includes the post recordings on his NPG Records label and unreleased tracks from his The Family Of The Poor (From City Of Joy) - Morricone 93* - Movie Sounds (CD).
After Universal's attorneys were granted access to the Warner contract, the attorneys also offered to cancel the deal. On April 19, an EP featuring six unreleased Prince recordings, Deliverancewas announced with an expected release date for later that week. It is the first Prince album to be remastered and reissued.
The Deluxe Expanded edition consists of two more discs, a disc with all the single edits, maxi-single edits, and B-sides from the Purple Rain era, and a DVD with a concert from the Purple Rain Tour filmed in Syracuse on March 30,previously released on home video in On April 19,the previously unreleased original recording of " Nothing Compares 2 U " from was released as a single by Warner Bros.
Records in conjunction with Prince's estate. In June, the Prince estate signed a distribution deal with Sony Music Entertainmentwhich includes the rights to all of Prince's studio albums, plus unreleased music, remixes, live recordings, music videos and B-sides from before The deal will immediately include Prince's albums from to On July 11, Heritage Auctions announced the auction of Prince's personal possessions to be conducted in Dallas, Texas, on July 21, A total of 27 items was announced to be put in the auction, including Prince's bible, stage worn clothing, and some personal documents.
It is the first album released by the Prince estate with material from his archive, the Vault. The first three releases were Musicology, and Planet Earth on limited edition purple vinyl and standard CD formats. The album contains Prince's original versions of 15 songs he offered to other artists in the past. On September 13, The Versace Experience was reissued on purple vinyl and CD as well as on digital formats,  together with reissues of Chaos and Disorder and Emancipation.
On November 27, was reissued in Remastered, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe editions, the latter including 35 previously unreleased songs and two live concerts. The Remastered edition contains a remaster of the original album discs one and two. The Deluxe edition contains the remaster and a third disc with all the single and maxi-single mixes as well as the B-sides.
The Super Deluxe edition contains six additional discs: Three of them contain 45 previously unissued studio tracks, two discs contain the live audio concert recordings of the Sign o' the Times Tour at stadium Galgenwaard in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and the last disc is a DVD with the live video concert recordings of the New Year's Eve show at Paisley Park, that has been bootlegged prior to this release.
The video content is exclusive to the physical DVD and does not appear on digital download or streaming versions of the Super Deluxe Edition set. Prince is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. The Los Angeles Times called Prince "our first post-everything pop star, defying easy categories of race, genre and commercial appeal".
As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant style and showmanship. But it also harks backwards in time to the origins of rock 'n' roll in racial mixture and sexual blurring". In AugustPantone Inc. The shade is called Love Symbol 2  and is defined as Pantone color number [ citation needed ]web palette 4F3D63 [ citation needed ] or RGB 79,61,99 [ citation needed ].
This performance was viewed as the pinnacle of their on-again, off-again partnership. Journalist Nik Cohn described him as "rock's greatest ever natural talent". Prince was also quick to embrace technology in his music,  making pioneering use of drum machines like the Linn LM-1 on his early '80s albums and employing a wide range of studio effects.
Prince also wrote songs for other artists, and some songs of his were covered by musicians, such as the hit songs "Manic Monday" performed by The Bangles" I Feel For You ", originally on Prince's self-titled second album fromcovered by Chaka Khanand " Nothing Compares 2 U ", written for Prince's side project the Familyand covered very successfully by Sinead O'Connor.
Prince co-wrote " Love As a guitar virtuoso, Prince was also known to have a very stylish and flamboyant custom guitar collection, which consisted of guitars. The white version is prominently shown in the Purple Rain film and the "Raspberry Beret" video.
The guitar that was used for the majority of Prince's music career was the H. Anderson Madcat guitar — a Telecaster copy created by Hohner. Several versions of the guitar were used throughout his career — due to one being donated for charitable reasons, while one or more were stolen.
Induring negotiations regarding the release of The Gold Experiencea legal battle ensued between Warner Bros. During the lawsuit, Prince appeared in public with the word "slave" written on his cheek. Prince sometimes used pseudonyms to separate himself from the music he had written, produced, or recorded, and at one point stated that his ownership and achievement were strengthened by the act of giving away ideas.
On September 14,Prince announced that he was going to sue YouTube and eBaybecause they hosted his copyrighted material, and he hired the international Internet policing company Web Sheriff.
Prince's promoter AEG stated that the only offending items on the three fansites were live shots from Prince's 21 nights in London at the O2 Arena earlier in the year.
The song originally debuted on the PFU main site,  was retitled " F. On November 14, the satirical website b3ta.
At the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival "Coachella Festival"Prince performed a cover of Radiohead 's " Creep "; however, immediately afterward, he forced YouTube and other sites to remove footage that fans had taken of the performance despite Radiohead's request to leave it on the website.
Inhe declared, "the internet is completely over", elaborating five years later that "the internet was over for anyone who wants to get paid In JanuaryPrince filed a lawsuit titled Prince v.
Chodera against 22 online users for direct copyright infringement, unauthorized fixation, contributory copyright infringement, and bootlegging. Prince was one of a small handful of musicians to deny "Weird Al" Yankovic permission to parody his music.
By Yankovic's account, he'd done so "about a half-dozen times" and has been the sole artist not to give any explanation for his rejection beyond a flat "no". She stated that she after she escaped, he pursued her in his car, describing it as "the scariest thing I've seen in my life".
She also claimed that she knew one woman whom "he put in hospital for months". We became really close. He got to be in a family of three women, and we got to have our Prince. Not many people had that kind of relationship with him. They were married on February 14,when he was 37 and she was Prince married Manuela Testolini, a Canadian businesswoman of Italian and Egyptian descent, in a private ceremony in ; she hails from Torontowhich led the couple to live there part-time.
Prince was an animal rights activist who followed a vegan diet for part of his life, but later described himself as vegetarian. He did not consider it a conversion but a "realization", comparing it to Morpheus and Neo in The Matrix. He attended meetings at a local Kingdom Hall and occasionally knocked on people's doors to discuss his faith. An unverified rumor was spread by tabloids that he would not undergo the operation because of his religious beliefs, which included a refusal to have blood transfusions.
Prince did not speak publicly about his charitable endeavors; the extent of his activism, philanthropy, and charity was publicized after his death. In late MarchPrince told an audience he was writing a memoir titled The Beautiful Ones although its publication seemed unlikely with his death only a few weeks later.
Prince sold over million records worldwide,    ranking him among the best-selling music artists of all time. Prince has been honored with a star on the outside mural of the Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue recognizing performers that have played sold-out shows or have otherwise demonstrated a major contribution to the culture at the iconic venue. Originally painted silver like the other stars on the mural, Prince's star was repainted in gold leaf during the night of May 4,about two weeks after Prince's death.
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