FARMERS BRANCH, TX -- It’s been 24 hours since the news of Prince’s passing, and the tributes keep coming in from all over the world. Even the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas was lit up to honor the Purple Rain performer.
“We’ve gotten a ton of calls, people just requesting his songs, wanting to relive those memories, their favorite prince song,” said Billy the Kidd from 106.1 KISS FM.
While DJ’s are spinning the records, vinyl stores are having a hard time keeping the artist in stock -- just ask the folks over at Josey Records in Farmers Branch.
“Even this morning, we had 4-5 people calling before we even opened asking for Prince,” store manager Will Brooks told NewsFix. “Someone came in and grabbed the whole tab, which was like 26 45's and just took it up to the counter and bought them all."
Whether these are true fans buying these records remains to be seen. One person on eBay is selling their collection for over 7 grand!
“It’s all about the music, man," Brooks said. "It's not about, Let's see how much money we can make on a record because someone passed.'”
So folks, Prince’s music will live on -- even if his death is a sour note.