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♪ she's never satisfied ♪ she's never satisfied ♪ why do we scream at each other ♪ ♪ this is what it sounds like when doves cry ♪ ♪ sounds like when doves cry mourning a music legend as investigators try to figure out what caused the star's death. i'm an miguel marquez. welcome to "early start." >> i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. happening today, an autopsy to find out what killed prince. all night long, especially in minneapolis, fans are remembering and listening to his music and paying tribute to the artist known as prince.
how fans are celebrating his life. ryan young joins us from his paisley park studios. >> reporter: christine and miguel, if you see behind me, you see the people who showed up at paisley park. we have seen hundreds if not thousands of people standing at the fence line paying respects to prince. we have seen several talking among themselves how this could happen to the 57-year-old. a couple stars have been walking among the crowd here. one talking to me. saying he didn't want people to know he was here, but wanted to pay respects to an artist and a man who meant so much to the community. far beyond what people would know. we know prince was found here at 9:40 in the morning. he was found unresponsive in the elevator. the transcripts from 911, the person did not know the address
to the location, once ems arrived and tried to do cpr, he was unresponsive and pronounced dead on the scene. an autopsy will happen on friday. people are looking for more information on what happened on prince. that may not happen as quickly as you may want. across the city and across the world, people are paying respects to prince. that will continue for the next few days. back to you. >> thanks, ryan young. just a few miles away, the nightclub from prince filmed "purple rain" and dance party all night in his honor. cnn's kyung lah is there. >> reporter: christine and miguel, it seems all of minneapolis has come out to pay respects to prince in the only way he would want. a celebration of his music outside of the club he helped put on the map. this is the first avenue club. what you are seeing outside is an enormous crowd.
hundreds of people and they're packing the street out here in downtown minneapolis. they are actually waiting to get in. the doors have opened. this is an all night into the early morning dance party. we can hear his music blaring in the club. there is no charge. everyone is being allowed in to dance the night and day away to prince's songs. what we see outside the club, flowers and personal notes dropped here throughout the day. people walking through rain to leave remembrances and notes about what various songs meant for them. for this city, he's more than just a musician. prince is someone who never gave up on the city. he helped unite the city in the 1980s and continued until today. christine. >> all right. kyung lah, thank you for that. let's talk about prince's impact on music.
let's talk about his legacy. we have brian stelter joining us right now. when you talk to musicians from every genre. country to funk to rock, you ask who their influence is and all of them say prince. this is the guy who wrote music for so many people. for those of us, miguel and i, who grew up listening to his music as young people in the 1980s, this is the guy who was the sound track for generation x. >> reporter: absolutely. this death is resonating with people. everyone from billy idol to justin timberlake. from katy perry to mick jagger. that is how prince was able to
span so many genres and innovate. he remained relevant and continued to be right in the forefront of people's minds and hearts. we see from the all night dance party that is still going in minneapolis, that is so true this morning. >> the pictures of the dance party are absolutely incredible. thousands of people gathering out there to celebrate his life. what is interesting about prince is he has always been there and in terms of the pop world, what is it that made this guy last so long? he stayed relevant for so long in ways that one would not expect. he went against his record company becoming the artist formerly known as prince, but maintained a central figure in the pop world.
>> reporter: i think one of the interests is the music and creativity of the music and playing so many instruments and using everything at his disposal. i would say another answer is he was able to be ahead of the curve. several times in his career. think about the early 1980s. advent of mtv. prince's star was on the rise, but he hadn't made "purple rain yet." he started making music videos for mtv. he early on realized the power and potential of music videos. years later, the internet is invented. the worldwide web is born. early on, prince used it to connect with fan, but in his own way. always seeking control and freedom. he experimented with a form of subscription service. now we think of spotify or
pandora today. he was exploring with formats with instruments or technology to reach his fans. >> we talk about him as a businessman. hasn't he really proven to be an artist who was in control of his brand. not necessarily the record companies in control of prince. >> reporter: that's right. in 2004, he wants freedom to produce all of the music. as a businessman, he was about control and having that freedom. he was media shy. he didn't give interviews often. when he did, he had a lot to say. he was media savvy. it is notable, he was working on his first book. a memoir. he was working on it with his brother. it is unclear how much was written or if it will ever see the light of day. it wasn't supposed to come out until late 2017. i wonder if he knew it was time
to put pen to paper to put down his life experiences. just at the age of 57, he has been taken away from the world far too soon. >> the words he spoke to his fans that gathered at his last event on saturday. wait a few days before you say prayers for me is just a shocking statement. it's almost as though this guy knew. a real renaissance figure as well. this is somebody who kind of did everything. >> reporter: that's absolutely right. think about the fact that the film "purple rain" won the oscar for best original score back in the '80s. early example of his mixing media and working in the movie genre and music. many critics would say the single best television live performance in history was prince's super bowl performance
in 2007. the halftime show to end all halftime shows. i think every other performer is trying to top prince. >> thank you, brian. i was in my hometown last weekend. his private jet made an emergency landing in molina. >> i'm sure that was big nes in the quad cities. >> it was the only news. prince's death reaching around the world and drawing reaction from political leaders. president obama saying few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music or touched so many with their talent. one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time. prince did it all. he was a brilliant band leader. hillary clinton showing her love of prince from the campaign trail. >> i was so stunned.
you know, think of him as being almost eternal. he was a bigger than life personality. not only a songwriter and singer, but one-man band. he was such a great showman. i was so sad and i just want everybody to, you know, spend some time reflecting on this american original. >> the guy, institution, in minnesota. >> clearly. both of minnesota senators paid tribute on twitter. al franken, from first avenue to the world stage, prince exemplified what it meant to be a true visionary. and amy klobuchar wrote heartbroken to hear prince has died. hope he's found his world of never ending happiness. >> one of his crowning
achievements, prince released 16 platinum albums. that is the industry certification for selling 1 million copies. he won seven grammy awards and oscar for "purple rain." he is back on top of the charts this morning. the top five most downloaded songs. "purple rain" followed by "little red corvette," "when doves cry" and "kiss" and followed up by "let's go crazy." he signed a business deal with tidal to control his brand and music. ♪ now is donald trump about to start sounding more presidential? new promises from his campaign to the republican party. next. if y e medicare s a and b and want more coverage, guess what? you could apply for a medicare supplement insurance plan whenever you want.
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look for donald trump to adopt a more presidential demeanor in the days ahead. top advisers telling leaders their candidate has been playing a part up until now. it is about to take a more serious tone for the rest of the way. trump is apparently prepared to fundraise for the rnc. for now, he is hitting the campaign trail ahead of the primaries in the northeast. we get more from cnn's jim acosta. >> reporter: miguel and christine, trump calling on rivals ted cruz and john kasich to drop their bids for the white house. at the rally in harrisburg, he ratcheted up saying the owe p n opponents are mathematically eliminated. >> they have no path to victory. cruz said kasich should get out because he has no path.
not even close. he won 1 out of 38. cruz has won 10 or 11. i've won 22 or 23. millions of votes ahead. i think they both should get out. what are they doing? >> reporter: trump is all but dropped the softened tone this week after winning the new york primary. he was back to calling cruz here lying ted. adding people don't know who kasich is. the gop frontrunner declared the candidacy. he wants to run against hillary clinton. he wants to give her the nickname crooked hillary. trump will try to show off his more serious side next week with the planned speech on foreign policy on april 27th. miguel and christine. >> looking forward to. that thanks, jim. ted cruz campaigning into the night in indiana. he is vowing to stay in until the convention. he was shaking hands with voters before meeting with the governor
mike pence. pence telling reporters he is for anyone not named clinton or sanders. and delegate rich pennsylvania for votes. and bernie sanders launching attacks against hillary clinton days after taking a beating in the new york primary. he is focusing on pennsylvania and the treasure trove of delegates to capture momentum. cnn's ryan nobles is with the campaign in pennsylvania. >> reporter: miguel and christine, despite hillary clinton's major win in the new york primary, not much has changed in the democratic race for president. bernie sanders continues the intense campaign schedule and his attacks on secretary clinton. sanders held three events on thursday. at each event, he found opportunities to attack clinton. fundraising techniques and unwillingness to think big.
clinton would like sanders to think about unifying the democratic party, but judging by the way sanders talked on the campaign trail on thursday, he feels much differently. >> what american politics is about today is candidates running around sitting in man n mansions and listening to the problems. how can you possibly make it on $5 billion right now? these are tough times. >> reporter: both will continue their focus on friday. clinton will return to the birth place of her father, scranton, pennsylvania. miguel and christine. >> ryan, thank you for that. president obama in london urging britain not to leave the european union. the president weighing in on british politics next.
in just hours, president obama arrives in london. he meets with the prime minister david cameron and dine with the queen and other royals. he is there for more than pleasantries. president barack obama is there to urge the uk to remain an eu member. joining us live on the visit is cnn's max foster. max, how unusual is it for the president of the united states to so directly interfere and offer his opinion publicly on what the politics of england
are? >> reporter: i have to say it is unusual. it is being taken in different ways here in the united kingdom. highly charged political debate. pro european or anti-european. he stepped into that. a lot of accusations of hypocrasy. what the president has done, he has written a piece in the daily telegraph. why america has a stake in the debate. america fought in the second world war and fought in the integration of europe. he feels america has a say in this. if britain leaves the european union, britain is less powerful, but so does america. he thinks britain should stay in and giving his reasons why.
that will be a big talking point on downing street when he meets with david cameron and before that he has lunch with the queen. as you know, christine, we never get any sense of those conversations. clear she doesn't want to get involved in the politic. >> the vote coming up in june. for those who are arguing that england and britain should leave the european union. their rationale is what? >> reporter: their rationale is a huge amount of money is paid into the european union. that could be used for hospitals and schools. pressure on public services in the united kingdom, but also sovereignty. that is why this is significant because the queen represents britain's sovereignty. it can survive on its own. it play nooss into the debate o
immigration and freedom of movement without europe. many ending up with england which britain cannot house. >> what a fascinating existential debate. the president weighing in. i know you will be watching. max foster at windsor castle. what a beautiful live shot. >> it is not 58th street gas station. mourning an icon. prince dead at the age of 57. new tributes as questions around the surprise death of the music legend. ♪ baby
welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez. it is 31 minutes past the hour. autopsy to find out what killed music superstar prince. all night long around the world and in his hometown of minneapolis, fans are remembering and listening to music and paying tribute to the artist known as prince. ryan young joins us from the paisley park estates and studios. >> reporter: christine and miguel, you can see people who decided to show up at paisley park. hundreds of thousands of people standing here at the fence line paying respects to prince. we have seen people talking among themselves about how this could happen to the 57-year-old. a couple stars have been walking among the crowd. one talking to me saying he didn't want people to know he was here. he wanted to pay respects to a man who meant so much to the
community. far beyond what people may know in terms of what he's done for other people. one of the things we know that prince was found here around 9:40 in the morning. he was found unresponsive in an elevator. there was a 911 call. there was trouble getting a response to him because the person calling did not know the address to the location. once ems arrived, they did cpr and he was unresponsive. an autopsy will happen on friday. people are hoping for more information about what happened to prince. that may not happen as quickly as people may want it to happen. across the city and across the world, people are paying respects to prince. that will continue for the next few days. back to you. >> ryan young, thank you. look at those pictures. this is in downtown minneapolis at the nightclub where prince filmed "purple rain." this is an all night dance
party. we're told it's still going on. this all-night dance party in his honor. cnn's kyung lah is there for us. >> reporter: christine and miguel, it seems all of minneapolis has come out to pay respects to prince in the only way he would want. a celebration of his music outside the club he help put on the map. the first avenue club. what you are seeing is an enormous crowd. hundreds of people and they're packing the street out here in downtown minneapolis. they are waiting to get in. the doors have opened. this is an all-night into the early morning dance party. we can hear his music blaring in the club. there is no charge. everyone is being allowed in to dance the night and day away to prince's songs. what we have seen outside the club here, you can see there are flowers and personal notes dropped throughout the day. people leaving remembrances and
notes about what various songs meant for them. and for this city, he's morning just a musician and more than a star. prince is someone who never gave up on this town. he is their favorite son. he is a musician that helped unite the city in the 1980s and continued until today. christine. miguel. >> kyung lah for us in minneapolis. amazing. >> pictures are remarkable. joining us to discuss the impact on prince and legacy is brian stelter. brian, i'm having a hard time coming up with describe this man. renaissance man. two words. iconic class. help me out. >> i was going to say iconic class. pop music genius. in terms of what he brought to the world and musical stage.
i think that all-night dance party is turning into an all-morning dance party in minneapolis. i have been struck by the tributes we have seen in other parts of the country. i'm in philadelphia. last night, there was a random pop-up run. dozens of people running through the streets playing prince music. when you get into a car, anywhere across the country, you turn on the radio, you hear prince music. a lot of marathons by radio stations in many cities. we have seen buildings turning purple. new orleans, the superdome bathed in purple overnight. buildings in san francisco, portland, boston, other places lit up. even stephen colbert said on "the late show" it was lit up in purple. i was watching a video from "hamilton" on broadway. emanuel miranda bringing the cast on stage to honor prince. as ryan mentioned, we will continue to see it.
>> you used the word innovate or to describe him earlier. that is such a great word because when you look at some of the early videos and early days of mtv, here's a guy who before the internet and when the internet was born, here's a guy who managed to get his music to as many people as possible. he was meticulous about what he was producing and how he was getting it to his fans. he regained control of his catalog. this morning, brian, people are asking what kind of unfinished music was there? will there be more from this amazing musician in the future? >> reporter: i have been thinking about that. the answer is there will be much more. the details about this are sketchy. he didn't talk a lot about this vault. there is literally a vault of unreleased songs from the many years prince was making music.
it's unclear what the conditions are about how the songs are released or when they could be released. we could potentially hear music from prince for decades to come. interesting to see how his family and estate handles that music going forward. you mention mtv. it is notable that mtv stopped what it was doing and started playing prince music videos. michael jackson and whitney houston are the only two that it happened with on mtv. controversy whether the network was discriminating against black artists. playing white artist songs and not playing black artist songs. prince was the first to breakthrough and raise the profile of mtv by having
remarkable or must-see tv music videos and then to release "purple rain" elevated his star higher. using media and television and film to raise his profile. >> this was a guy who in his heart and soul was an artist in every sense of the word. his ability to play so many instruments and orchestrate his own music. and then write songs for other people on the side. it boggles the mind how talented he was. >> reporter: we know there are a lot of cookie cutter artists out there. artist is not the right word. not as versatile as the person we're talking about. >> maybe musician is not the right word. >> that is right. we can go down to spotify and apple music list and see the stars. they are stars, but not artiss.s
one of the reasons why prince's death is so numbing and outpouring of emotion is because he did have all of the elements that represented artistry. >> he could play the music. >> he played all the instruments. >> he knew what his fans wanted before they wanted it. >> reporter: some cases, he even came up with new instruments to use. new kinds of technology to perform. if they didn't exist, he would invest with drums and electronic instruments. he was trying to figure out a new way to create a new sound. >> such a loss. >> brian, thank you. prince's death reaching around the world and drawing reaction from political leaders. president obama saying few artists influenced popular music more distinctly or touched more
with their talent. one of the most gifted musicians of our time. prince did it all. funk, r & b and rock 'n' roll. a brilliant band leader. hillary clinton sharing her love of prince from the campaign trail. >> i was so stunned. you know, think of him as being almost eternal. he was a bigger than life personality. he was not only a songwriter and singer, but a one-man band. he was a great showman. i was so sad. i just want everybody to spend some time reflecting on this american original. >> both of minnesota senators paid tribute. al franken wrote, prince was a true visionary. amy klobuchar wrote heartbroken
prince has died. you can always see the sun day or night. ♪ 42 minutes past the hour. time for an early start on your money. dow futures bearing moving here. oil is up. european stock markets are down. new this morning, uber surviving a threat to the business model. uber reached a settlement to pay out $100 million to drivers in california and massachusetts. from now on, they will be designated as contract workers in the states. they sued to become employees. uber will create drivers associations and talks to management and follow transparency guidelines communicating with workers. discipline action and drivers ratings and let drivers post signs saying tipping is not included, but appreciated. the dangers of being a
so has it all been an act? a primary persona? look for donald trump to adopt a more presidential demeanor in the days ahead. trump's top advisers telling the leaders trump has played a part up until now. he is about to take a more serious tone the rest of the way. trump is prepared to fundraise for the rnc. he is hitting the campaign trail ahead of next tuesday in the northeast. for more, let's go to senior white house correspondent jim acosta. >> reporter: trump is calling on
ted cruz and john kasich to drop their bids for the white house. trump ratcheted up the issue for kasich and cruz saying they are mathematically eliminated for the battle for the nomination. >> cruz and kasich have no path to victory. it's over. it's over. now cruz said kasich should get out because he has no path. not even close. he's won 1 out of 38. cruz has only won 10 or 11. i've won 22 or 23. millions of votes ahead. i think they both should get out. what are they doing? >> reporter: trump is all but dropped the softened tone he adopted this week after winning the new york primary. he is back to calling cruz here lying ted. adding people don't know who kasich is. people who declared bernie sanders candidacy over as well. once again, giving her the
nickname crooked hillary because trump wants to run against her. he will show off his softer tone next week with a planned speech on april 27th. thank you, jim. ted cruz campaigning deep into the night in indiana. vowing to stay in the race to the convention. shaking hands in the deli before meeting with the governor mike pence. he was unable to get an endorsement. pence is for anyone not named clinton or sanders. meanwhile, john kasich is campaigning pennsylvania for votes. he is dismissing calls to get out of the race. thomas saunders launching new attacks on clinton. he is trying to recapture much-needed momentum. cnn's ryan nobles is with the
sanders campaign in oaks, pennsylvania. >> reporter: miguel and christine, despite the clinton win in new york, not much as changed. sanders continues his campaign schedule and attacks on clinton. sanders had three events on thursday. at each event, he found opportunities to attack clinton. talking about her fundraising techniques and ties to wall street. clinton would like sanders to unify the democratic party. judging by the way sanders talked on the campaign trail on thursday, he feels differently. >> what american politics is about today is candidates running around sitting in mansions listening to the terrible problems the billionaire class has. oh, my god. how can you possibly make it on $5 billion or $10 billion right now?
these are really tough times. >> reporter: both campaigns continue on friday. sanders has three events here. clinton returns to the birth place of her father, scranton, pennsylvania. miguel and christine. thank you, ryan. the state of north carolina is in jeopardy of losing the 2017 nba all-star game because of its new law that is anti-lgbt. adam silver says the law must be changed in order for the game to be played in charlotte. silver says there is no timeline for a final decision yet. chicago cubs ace jake arrieta throwing the first no hitter of the season and second of his career. last year's cy young award winner striking out six cincinnati reds. he is 4-0 on the season with an
this morning, president obama is in london. he meets with prime minister david cameron, dines with the queen and other royals. there is there for more. britain is in the middle of the debate over whether to quit the european union. president obama is there to urge the uk to remain an eu member. joining us live for the latest on the president's visit is cnn's max foster. max, the brexit, he is urging
them to stay in the eu. will that help? >> reporter: you have two official campaigns campaigning to say in or out of the european union. david cameron leading the campaign for britain to stay within the union. president obama is coming in and effectively backing him. being very clear about his reasons why. that is america fought in world war ii to protect europe and integrate europe and create a new europe which would continue and effectively, he is accusing britain, america's greatest ally within europe of breaking that system down. a key plank of american foreign poli policy. he stepped into the debate. that caused hypocrascy. it is a british issue. there will be a referendum and america won't have a say if
that. pointing out america would never accept the freedom of movement within people between mexico and the u.s. >> fascinating situation. it is interesting to see if his visit and what he wants moves that needle at all. max foster for us at beautiful windsor castle. let's get an early start on your money. stock futures higher this morning after a down day for the averages yesterday. oil rising. stocks in europe and asia are mixed. weekly jobless claims hit a 42-year low. what are weekly jobless claims? number of people who sign up for unemployment each week for the first time. 42-year low. 247,000 americans lined up for the first time last week. the lowest reported by the labor department since november of 1973. we're watching shares of
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stock. google's parent company missed forecasts. if the dollar value was lower, it would have crushed. that stock in your portfolio is down 6% in the early going here today. we will watch and see what happens. >> 42 years on jobless claims sglc. >> you are hearing about the economy. the lowest number in years and years. "early start" continues right now. ♪ >> mourning a music legend. prince dead at the age of 57. new tributes and celebrations as investigators try to figure out what caused the superstar's death. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez. it is april 22nd.