Did you know that Prince wrote Kenny Rogers’ 1986 hit single, ‘You’re My Love.’
While we all know Prince for the legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist that he performed for the world to see, there was another side of Prince that many people do not know about because he worked under a pseudonym.
In the case of Rogers’ ‘You’re My Love,’ the name Prince penned the single to was ‘Joey Coco.’ ‘Joey Coco’ wrote the single that went on to be recorded by Rogers for his They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To album that came out in 1986.
Rogers was a fan of Prince, saying that there were two people that he wanted to see in concert that he had not seen at the time: Garth Brooks and Prince.
According to Rollingstone.com, Prince wrote songs under a fake name to ‘play masterfully with his own identity and our cultural associations. He didn’t want any notion of what he was “supposed” to sound like or produce precede his art, or, maybe worse, dictate it.”
This just continues to show his role in the music industry, and how Prince influenced, and graced, all music genres.
Prince, you will be missed.