Prince at 11 Years Old

Rare footage of a young Prince has been unearthed in the archive room of Minneapolis television station WCCO. The station’s production manager Matt Liddy stumbled on a clip of an 11-year-old Prince being interviewed about the Minneapolis teacher’s strike that occurred in 1970. Liddy was going through the archives to place the teacher’s strike that happened in the same city earlier this year into better context. 

The station brought in a specialist to restore audio to the footage, and then tracked down a local historian and a childhood friend of Prince’s to confirm that the child in the interview is indeed Prince. 

The interview was shot in April 1970, when Prince was 11 years old and attending Lincoln Junior High School. Here’s the full news story with the footage:

~ by john on April 4, 2022.

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