Known for movies

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SpouseRebecca Dickerson
MarkKamikaze headband
FactOwns his own recording label, Absolute Records, which is a Christian label.

Dez Dickerson (born August 5, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist of Prince and The Revolution.

Dickerson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father was a jazz trumpeter and his mother was a singer. He has two sisters. Dickerson was exposed to music at an early age and began playing the guitar when he was 12 years old. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he studied music and played in a number of bands.

Dickerson met Prince in 1978 and joined his band, The Revolution, in 1979. He appeared on Prince’s albums Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), 1999 (1982), Purple Rain (1984) and Around the World in a Day (1985). He also appeared in the films Purple Rain (1984) and Under the Cherry Moon (1986).

Dickerson left Prince and The Revolution in 1986 and pursued a solo career. He has released three solo albums: Dez Dickerson (1987), Eye 2 Eye (1989) and Dez Who? (1991). He has also produced albums for other artists, including Mavis Staples and George Clinton.

Dickerson has a net worth of $5 million. He has been married to his wife, Karen, since 1985. They have two children.

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Full NameDez Dickerson
ProfessionGuitarist, Actor, Singer


SpouseRebecca Dickerson


Music GroupsThe Revolution, The Modernaires
MoviesPurple Rain

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1Kamikaze headband


1Played lead guitar in Prince's backing band, the Revolution, from 1979-1983.
2Owns his own recording label, Absolute Records, which is a Christian label.
3His trademark guitar solo for "Little Red Corvette" ranked #64 on Guitar World's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.
4After leaving the Revolution, he formed his own short-lived band, the Modernaires, and toured in support of Billy Idol.



Purple Rain1984lyrics: "Modernaire" / music: "Modernaire" / performer: "Modernaire"


Purple Rain1984Dez


Find Your Groove2017Documentary filmingHimself
Prince: The Glory Years2007DocumentaryHimself
Prince: The Hits Collection1993Video documentary
Prince Unauthorized1992Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1981TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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