Prince first came to The Hippodrome in the 80’s when I owned it.
But the night I remember the best was when he came in to Stringfellows in 1995 and joined my table.
He had just renounced his name “Prince” and replaced it with a symbol.
I was a little confused as to what to call him so I asked him how should I address him as I had been calling him “Friend”.
He then told me that “Friend” was fine so that’s what I called him for the rest of the night.
He eventually asked a very beautiful young girl back to his hotel “to watch a few videos with him”… she said yes but told me the next day that that is exactly what they did!
For two hours they watched videos of his new songs and then he got her a limo home!
She says he was an absolute gentleman but she also said she was a little disappointed he didn’t ask her to stay the night!