Prince inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fameby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
There will be a party tonight in New York City when Prince Rogers Nelson becomes the first graduate of the Minneapolis Public Schools to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The artist, once again known as Prince, is the only one of this year's inductees to be elected in his first year of eligibility. Critically acclaimed, and at times enormously popular, Prince has produced and performed an impressive body of work over the last 25 years. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with composer and author Bill Banfield, who serves as the director of cultural studies at the University of St. Thomas. He has followed Prince's career closely and says the Twin Cities-based performer is an obvious choice for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.