Sure feels like 2016 is a whopper for dying icons. Celebrities die every year, of course. But when giants like Bowie, Merle Haggard, and Prince go in succession like this it feels extra significant. Especially, I suppose, for people of a certain late Boomer through Gen X age.
Anyway, Prince was pretty serious about keeping his stuff off of Youtube. You can find live performances (try this one or this one) and some of the hits but you're just as likely to find him rambling to Tavis Smiley about chemtrails or something.
Anyway, the growing cult of dead artists this year has a different song on my mind. And it wasn't even recorded by any of those people.