Did You Know: “1999” By Prince

Our ‘Tickets @ 2’ song is “1999” by Prince.

It’s a protest song about policies of the Reagan administration regarding the “Evil Empire,” the USSR — Prince was expressing his fears of nuclear war.

The first single release from the album of the same name, it didn’t make it into the Top40 on the first attempt, but did upon re-release after “Little Red Corvette” made it on the Top 10.

It’s credited to “Prince And The Revolution.” The Revolution was his backup band at the time. The lead female vocal was from Jill Jones, who was also a member of the band. She also appeared in Prince’s movies Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge.

When you hear it play between two and three we’ll take caller #10 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to The Who, Quadrofinia Tour coming to the Honda Center.

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