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 John Louis Nelson

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John Louis Nelson

  • Birth 29 Jun 1915 Cotton Valley, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 25 Aug 2001 Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 49614901

Musician. Father of Prince. Moved to Minnesota from Louisiana in 1948 to escape the racism of the south. He started the Prince Rogers Trio and this is what inspired his son to become a musician. He met Prince's mother while she was the lead singer for his group. They had one other child together, and he had four other children from his first wife, plus another son from a different relationship. He is given songwriting credit on a few of his son's songs, most notably Scandalous from the Batman soundtrack.


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