Rhythm of Prince and The Revolution: Bobby Z Unplugged
4th January 2021 • Musicians Reveal • Joe Kelley
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In this exclusive episode of "Musicians Reveal" host Joe Kelley takes listeners on an immersive journey through the iconic career and talks with Bobby "Z" Rivkin, the legendary drummer for Prince and the Revolution. As an integral member of Prince's original band in Minneapolis, Bobby Z played a pivotal role in shaping the revolutionary sound that defined an era. In this candid and in-depth conversation, listeners will gain unparalleled insights into the dynamic world of touring with Prince, experiencing the highs and lows of life on the road, and witnessing the magic behind the creation of the Purple Rain album and movie.

Join Joe Kelley as he delves into the untold stories and behind-the-scenes moments that shaped Bobby Z's extraordinary musical journey. From the pulsating beats that drove the rhythm of Prince's iconic hits to the intimate details of life within The Revolution, this episode offers a front-row seat to the sonic revolution that forever changed the landscape of music. Get ready to groove to the rhythm of Bobby Z's drumbeats and uncover the secrets behind the making of Purple Rain in this captivating and unfiltered conversation with a true music legend.


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