The Revolution - Sondz


The Revolution are an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota and assembled in 1979 by Prince. Although widely associated with rock music, the band's sound incorporated rhythm and blues, pop, funk and psychedelia elements. Before their official breakup, the Revolution had released two studio albums, two soundtracks and two videos.

The Revolution rose to international fame in the mid-1980s with Purple Rain (1984), which reached number one on the Billboard 200 and became certified 13× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The band also achieved its second number-one Billboard 200 album with Around the World in a Day in 1985. They achieved six top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including three number-ones: "Let's Go Crazy", "When Doves Cry" and "Kiss". The band officially disbanded in 1986 after the Hit n Run – Parade Tour, which supported Parade, t...


Also known asPrince & The Revolution
AreaUnited States
Years active7
Label(s)Warner Bros. RecordsPaisley ParkNPG RecordsEye RecordsSubterrane Records[no label]RhinoWarner RecordsSabotageTHUNDERBALL


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Novi Novog
Novi NovogViolinViola
David Leonard
David LeonardRecordingEngineer
Susan Rogers
Susan RogersRecordingEngineerMix (assistant)
David Coleman
David ColemanCelloBackground vocals
Suzie Katayama
Suzie KatayamaCello
Peggy McCreary
Peggy McCrearyRecording
David Z.
David Z.ArrangerRecording
Sheila E.
Sheila E.Drums (drum set)CowbellBackground vocals
David Tickle
David TickleRecordingEngineer
Jonathan Melvoin
Jonathan MelvoinDrums (drum set)Background vocalsTambourine