"On this day in music history: October 1, 1991
- "Diamonds And Pearls", the 13th album by Prince is released. Produced by Prince, it is recorded at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN, Olympic Studios in London, Warner Pioneer Studios in Tokyo, Japan, and Larrabee Sound Studios in Los Angeles, CA from Early 1989 - Mid 1991. It is the first album to feature his new band The New Power Generation which includes singer and keyboardist Rosie Gaines, drummer Michael Bland, and keyboardist Tommy Barbarella. The track "Live 4 Love" is the first recorded for the album circa 1989, with the bulk of the songs being written and recorded in 1990 - 91. The album will spin off six singles including "Gett Off" (#6 R&B, #21 Pop),
"Insatiable" (#3 R&B) and the chart topping "Cream". Initial copies
of the album will feature a holographic image of Prince with dancers
Lori Werner and Robia LaMorte (aka "Diamond" and "Pearl"). "Diamonds And Pearls" will spend one week at #1 on the Billboard R&B album chart on December 7th, peaking at #3 on the Top 200 on November 9, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA."
Behind the Grooves is a blog written by Jeff Harris . He posts these awesome "Today in Music History" posts on Facebook and This was one (of many) for today. Definitely check out his page if you love musicology.