- The Washington Times - Friday, April 22, 2016

President Obama grooved to some Prince songs Friday in honor of the late performer before meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London.

Mr. Obama, who is staying at the U.S. ambassador’s residence during his visit to the United Kingdom, said the staff pulled out some vinyl records for a tribute to the singer, who died Thursday at age 57.

“It so happens our ambassador has a turntable, so this morning we played ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Delirious’ just to get warmed up before we left the house for important bilateral meetings like this,” Mr. Obama said at a press conference with Mr. Cameron.

The president is a longtime fan of Prince, who performed at a private party at the White House last June.

“I love Prince because he put out great music, and he was a great performer,” Mr. Obama said. “I didn’t know him well. He came to perform at the White House last year and was extraordinary and creative and original and full of energy.”

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