You can partially thank Prince for that "Parental Advisory - Explicit Lyrics" sticker on CDs and other recorded music.
It was 3 years ago that the musical world lost Prince (April 21, 2016). His influence on the industry was far-reaching.
Prince not only had hit songs and hit movies, he wrote songs for others and even played a role in the invention of those "parental advisory" stickers that appeared on CDs over the last 35 years.
It turns out that Tipper Gore (ex-wife of former vice president Al Gore) became enraged over the explicit lyrics of "Darling Nikki" after she purchased the album for her then 11-year-old daughter. She thought parents should be warned about content. Through the formation of the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), all sorts of albums began receiving the infamous sticker.
Here are 11 surprising facts about Prince you may not know: