In 1980, Cubby Colby was a monitor engineer working with Kansas and Heart. He got a call out of nowhere that would change the arc of his career and his life and lead to him spending a decade and nine tours with a guy almost no one had heard of–at least then–out of Minneapolis.


Some of this has appeared elsewhere. We abided by a request to not publish until we had clearance. And that clearance was dependent on the wishes of the family. We got the clearance recently and can proceed.


We reached out to Cubby the day after we all got the news purely to make sure he was doing OK. And by the end of that call had mutually decided to put something together. We talked for 90 minutes. That interview will be presented in three parts focusing on the early, middle and later years of Cubby’s time with Prince.


And away we go….