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Overview (2)

Born in Louisiana, USA
Died in Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA

Spouse (1)

Mattie Shaw (1956 - 1968) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

Father of Prince.
He left Prince's mother, Mattie Shaw, and left Prince, then 10, and his sister, Tyka (then 8) fatherless. Prince and his father later reconciled when Prince began rising to the top.
He co-wrote several songs for his son which included Computer Blue on the Purple Rain album; The Ladder on Around the World in a Day album; Christopher Tracy's Parade and Under the Cherry Moon on Parade album and Scandalous on the Batman soundtrack.
"Prince Rogers" was Nelson's stage name as a bandleader; he gave the name to his son when he was born.
Passed away on the same day as R&B singer Aaliyah.
He was the son of Carrie (Jenkins) and Clarence Allen Nelson, both of whom were from Louisiana.

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