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Prince: Beck's Raspberry Beret cover lights up Governors Ball

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During Friday’s set at Governors Ball in New York City, Beck paid tribute to Prince by covering his 1985 hit “Raspberry Beret.” It was a repeat performance from the “Wow” singer-songwriter, who covered the song earlier in May at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Following the performance, Beck recalled meeting the Purple Man at the Grammys. “When I saw him, I was overwhelmed,” he said. “After he passed, I looked up that photo,” he added. “I found out he had a big smile on his face…it made me happier than anything.” He then launched into a cover of the Purple One’s “1999.”

Prince was 57 when he died at his home in Minnesota on April 21. Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Stapleton, and Stevie Wonder the many artists who covered his music following his death.

 

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