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They were talking about this young kid who was in the other room, playing all the instruments and producing and writing by himself.Later, I walked into a record store and saw a poster of him and was like, “Oh my God, he's beautiful.” I bought the record, and I had a friend who worked at the store and she gave me the poster -- I actually have a picture of me standing next to it.In 2001, Prince married Manuela Testolini; they divorced in 2006. has followed the beat of her own drum, creating and sharing her passion and talent with the world.Below is an edited version of Billboard’s conversation with her, via phone from Minneapolis, on Friday (April 22). I met him in San Francisco after his first record came out.But I’d heard about him before that, because my dad was playing with Santana at the time and they were working in the same studio.They were engaged for a while but they never got married.
Sheila Escovedo comes from a musical family -- she’s the daughter of Pete Escovedo, a veteran percussionist who played with Santana and many others -- and she herself was already an accomplished percussionist when she first met Prince, having worked with jazz artists Herbie Hancock and George Duke (and later with soul stars Marvin Gaye and Lionel Richie).
But they remained close and she’d frequently guest with him onstage over the years, most recently in 2011.
It’s all in her 2015 memoir , but Prince's death on April 21 at the age of 57 casts a very different light on things.
He saw me coming -- he was combing his hair in the mirror -- and I put my hand out and said, “Hi, my name is --" and he said, “I know who you are.
I've been following your career for a long time.” That was it -- I joined the band and then we started the Sign O’ the Times Tour. You were in the band during that 1987 New Year’s Eve show at Paisley Park when Miles Davis sat in. It seems like you had a different relationship with him than just about anybody -- there weren’t many people in his bands that he treated as peers. Yeah, it was during “Purple Rain.” There were a couple of songs that I really loved, and sometimes in the middle of playing “Purple Rain,” like, my eyes are closed and I don’t know where I am and I don't know that I'm in front of 20 or 30,000 people. Was he seeing Wendy Melvoin’s twin sister Susannah [who he dated in 1984-86] at the same time? So you actually joined Prince's band -- one of the hardest-working bands in the world -- to take a break. Prince turned around and looked at me -- we knew we had connected, we had gone to that peak musically -- and he proposed. You're an amazing drummer and percussionist.” I had been playing with Herbie Hancock and George Duke and doing session work. 100 Essential Prince Moments People always say he was shy, but that doesn’t sound shy at all. With more than a few people in a room he gets very shy and quiet, but he was far from what everyone sees.