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Match of the Fey: Prince and Michael Jackson

Barney Hoskyns, The Times, 13 July 1988

PRINCE BEGGED an interviewer seven years ago: "Just don’t compare me to Michael Jackson." Few could then have guessed there would ever be a need to. The chance of Prince making it to the same league as Michael seemed slim indeed. And besides, he was being compared to just about every other black music legend, from Little Richard and James Brown to Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone: why rope Michael into it?

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