As everyone has now heard, Prince passed away yesterday at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota at the age of 57 years old. Growing up in the 1980s, his music and movie will always be remembered when I look back at my youth.
One of his biggest hits over his career was Little Red Corvette and for those that didn’t listen closely enough to get the double entendres, it wasn’t about a car. But for Corvette lovers, we’re okay with that and the song is one of the anthems of any red Corvette owner for sure.
Chevrolet recognizes this moment today by placing a full page advertisement in nationwide newspapers including USA Today and the New York Times with a tribute to Prince’s song:
Chevrolet also posted a version of the image on twitter:
We also noted that Corvette product manager Harlan Charles posted a similar tribute to Prince on his facebook wall:
Little Red Corvette was Released by Prince in 1983 just like the 1984 Corvette. RIP Prince. Thanks for the song.
And finally, another image was making the rounds last night showing an old billboard set up near the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green. Our Corvette friends online noted that yesterday’s passing of Prince also coincides with the 20th anniversary of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s death as Zora passed away on April 21, 1996.
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