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He was the youngest of six children. His father Fred was a musician, and his mother Bernadette a social worker. He started off in a band called Grand Central (later renamed Champagne ) which also included his sister Linda and his friends Prince and Morris Day. In the late 1970s he joined Prince's touring band as bassist, but left in 1981 over tensions with Prince. He went on to release 3 solo albums (Livin' in the New Wave, Survivin' in the 80's, and AC). His most successful single was "Dance Electric," a song penned by Prince.
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