[youtube id=”a2awcfsL_Uc”] Denise Matthews was the lead singer of Prince’s 1981 all-woman trio Vanity 6. Matthews was Vanity and Susan Moonsie (Susan) and Brenda Bennett (Brenda) were the other two women in the group. Prince’s original idea was to include Susan, Brenda and Jamie Shoop to form a lineup calledContinue Reading

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In 2016, several music icons passed and it seemed like the deaths would not end until the very end of the year. Icons like Prince and David Bowie who commanded the pop landscape for 40 years were gone suddenly and unexpectedly. Sharon Jones was just beginning to gain more recognitionContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”gQQdA2aat2k”] [youtube id=”L8uAKY6sP3I”] [youtube id=”_r-Nic6m-70″]Denise Matthews who became Vanity under Prince’s tutelage in the ’80’s has died today at the age of 57. Vanity became famous in the ’80’s as Prince’s girlfriend and the lead singer of his all-girl group Vanity 6. They scored a hit in 1982 withContinue Reading

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