Long before Purple Rain and Little Red Corvette made him an international star, Prince Nelson is seen in the footage, just another kid in the crowd, supporting labour rights and hamming it up for the local television station.
Matthew Liddy, a production manager at WCCO-TV, a CBS station in Minnesota, was watching footage of a 1970 teachers’ strike in Minneapolis in late February when he saw a familiar face. On the screen was a boy (11) in blue earwarmers and a jacket, being interviewed by one of the station’s reporters and giving a sidelong look and a sly half-grin. “It has to be Prince,” Liddy recalled saying to himself.
Check out lil tiny Prince is the newly-unearth footage above!