MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME
MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME AT THE DIAMOND CENTER.
Born in Minneapolis, Morris Day had a flair for fashion from an early age. Inspired by photographs of his grandpa in zoot suits, a true fashionista was formed. Morris Day went to school with Prince Rogers Nelson and sang in Prince’s first band, Grand Central. Prince grew as an artist and so did the opportunity around him.
The Time was originally created as Prince’s alter ego to be seen as the cool, streetwise funk band contrasting Prince’s more soulful R&B sound. After looking at several lead vocalists, Prince wanted someone with mad talent so he cast his high school friend, the funky and fabulous Morris Day. Soon after, Morris Day and the Time were cast in “Purple Rain” which captured the exploding Minneapolis music scene at its peak.
Morris Day burst onto the public scene with the group’s self-titled album that included “Get It Up,” “Cool,” and “Girl.” Soon after the world was introduced to the prolific Minneapolis music marvel, the group went on to record the album “What Time Is It?” featuring the hit singles “777-9311,” “Wild and Loose,” “Walk,” and “Gigolos Get Lonely Too,” and the album “Ice Cream Castle,” with one of their most well-known hits, “Jungle Love.” After three albums, Morris Day launched his solo career. Today, combined sales of his solo work and The Time is more than 10 million units.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Doors 7pm | Show 8pm