Episode 1: Mark Brown made his debut gig at 19 years old supporting The Rolling Stones at the LA Coliseum in front of 90,000 people. Renamed BrownMark he was on bass when Purple Rain was played live for the very first time by Prince and The Revolution at


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1min - Meeting Prince for the first time.

2mins45s - Minneapolis clubs in the late 1970s.

5mins - Sharing the limelight with Prince and being a new face with a fanbase.

8mins - Roller skating at the lake with Prince and Vanity.

10mins45s - Prince's bass playing and musical influences.

15mins30 - Debut gig supporting The Rolling Stones, and Prince regroups.

22mins - Life in the Purple Kingdom, the world of fandom and entertaining the people.

26mins - Staying up late and burning the creative candle at both ends.

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