Prince at 17, Sporting a Huge Afro
These photos of a 17-year-old Prince were taken by photographer Robert Whitman. They’re part of an exhibit at Mr. Musichead Gallery in Hollywood that opens next week.
The photos were taken in 1977 for a press kit designed by music producers Owen Husney and Gary Levenson to pitch Prince to record companies. Only 15 of the press kits were actually made, so these photos have been seen by only a few people until now.
The photos were taken in the musician’s hometown of Minneapolis.