With a long list of hits and classics, and a strong cult following, it’s no surprise that John Prining’s career is at an all-time high.
A songwriter, musician, and father, Prine is perhaps best known for his prolific and influential work with The Rolling Stones.
In his most recent solo album, The Next Day, he’s also joined forces with producer Paul Williams, who has worked with other artists such as Queen, Beyonce, and John Mayer.
Prine was born in Liverpool and went on to study music at Liverpool University.
His first hit, ‘Boomerang’, came out in 1975, and the song was followed by three more singles, ‘I Want To Be Your Girl’, ‘I’ll Be Your Lover’, and ‘Sugar’.
After dropping out of university, Prining worked as a bouncer and hotel bartender.
After working for the Rolling Stones, he went on the road with them to record The Next Week, a number one hit in 1975.
He released two more albums in the late 80s and early 90s, including a number of singles, including ‘Don’t Let Me Down’.
He also has a song on the US pop hit ‘Take A Walk’, and a number seven single on the BBC Radio 1 radio play.
After the death of Prine, the Stones re-released his work on their 1989 album, Strictly Business.
Despite the success of his solo career, Prinley never made an appearance on The Voice or Top of the Pops.