‘This Is Crazy’: QuestLove, Internet Reacts To WCCO’s Archive Footage Of Prince At Age 11 – WCCO

Originally published April 4

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Grammy Awards is not the only music-related news on people’s minds Monday: The internet can not get enough of WCCO’s archive footage discovery of Prince when he was 11 years old.

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The date was April 1970. Minneapolis Public Schools educators went on strike. WCCO recently restored the film to offer context to the educators strike that happened in the same district just last month. Inside one reel, a treasure lay hidden, untouched for 52 years.

Prince Nelson, the Minneapolis kid who would turn into an international music icon, was among some of the students interviewed for their thoughts on the strike. The rest, as they say, was history.

(credit: CBS)

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Following the report Sunday evening, the internet erupted in buzz about the video discovery. That included QuestLove, who just won Best Music Film at the 2022 Grammys.

β€œWow Y’all. This is crazy, ”he said in a tweet, linking to the WCCO story.

Prince’s sister, Sharon Nelson, says the footage shows that her brother, even at his at his young age, was “outspoken for the rights of others.”

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Coincidentally, there was April snow Sunday evening into Monday, because, indeed, “Sometimes It Snows In April.”

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