I recall reading that Prince’s full name and personal history was a mystery in the earliest stage of his career, and that he wasn’t fully named in public for several years. Is this correct, and if so, what are the details?
I can’t speak for his personal history but I recall his name being known almost immediately. At least the early 80’s, if not before.
Early 80’s seems correct - here’s one from 1982:
It’s not like his history was all that obscure. His parents were relatively well-known performers in the Minneapolis area where Prince started his career and a lot of people he worked with were family friends.
I live in Minneapolis and have friend’s whose older siblings went to high school with him. It certainly wasn’t a secret and was well known here
Okay, bad data in the membanks. Erased. Thanks.
I presume the moment the birth certificate was filled out…
It was 1993, when it was finally revealed that Prince’s given names were “The Artist Formerly Known As”.