In memory of the tragic death of Prince on April 21, 2016, Vox put together a fascinating compilation that shows how extensive the multi-talented musician’s influence was in assisting the careers of other artists, including songs that he penned under a pseudonym.
Another surprise is “Manic Monday” by The Bangles (1985). …You can’t deny these hooks – they really sound like Prince. …He wrote it under a pseudonym, “Christopher.” He launched Morris Day and the Time to the national stage in “Purple Rain“. “Jungle Love” – which he co-wrote as “Jamie Starr” with Morris Day and produced as “The Starr Company” – that was probably their biggest hit. But he also wrote many other songs for The Time.