"Start Wearing Purple" as sung by Sesame Street's Count

This. is. amazing. Purple Count singing Gogol Bordello's "Start Wearing Purple" — the entire song! Someone spent a long time making this mashup video but we don't know who exactly. Their YouTube account is anonymous, simply named Purple Count. Mystery mashup master, I bow to you. Read the rest

Prince and his purple piano inspired this new Pantone Color

On August 8, the Prince Estate and Pantone revealed a new color to honor the Purple One.

Naturally, it's a shade of purple.

This official shade -- named "Love Symbol #2" -- was inspired by the specific color of Prince's custom-made Yamaha purple piano which was, according to the press release, "originally scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his untimely passing at the age of 57."

Prince’s association with the color purple was galvanized in 1984 with the release of the film Purple Rain, along with its Academy Award-winning soundtrack featuring the eponymous song. While the spectrum of the color purple will still be used in respect to the “Purple One,” Love Symbol #2, will be the official color across the brand he left behind.

Here's a look at that piano which, according to Yamaha Entertainment Group, was supposed to be the opening video for that tour he never got to take:

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