Friday, 11 November 2011

I was 2 busy listening 2 the grass grow

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Here's a sweet little handwritten letter from Prince in June of 1984, to a young fan named Annalisa Masters. Prince was 26-years-old at the time and had just released his incredible sixth album, Purple Rain; a month later, the movie to which it was the soundtrack was also unveiled.

Until recently this letter was on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Minneapolis.

Transcript follows. Image kindly supplied by Vivienne; should you have a better quality photo, let me know.


Image: Vivienne

Transcript
Dearest Annalisa,

It is so nice of 2 write me. I don't always have time 2 reply but your letters surely brighten my day.

You're so sweet. I'm glad you're my friend. If u dig the video, wait until u see the movie. I'm very proud of it. I hope u are 2.

Congratulations on making thru jr. high. I'm sure u did better than I. I wasn't much on school. I was 2 busy listening 2 the grass grow.

Thank u again 4 writing me.

Until I hear from u,

Prince