Party Like It’s No. 199

Unnamed clone from Tyranny Rex‘s debut in prog 566 (1988) written by John Smith and drawn by Steve Dillon (1962–2016) v Prince [born Prince Rogers Nelson, aka. The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, aka. Ƭ̵̬̊] (1958–2016), American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker

“Everything’s purple…”

Also referenced by nameless closes in the Tyranny Rex story are at least two Elvis Presleys (1935–1977) – one of which croons Are You Lonesome Tonight? [written by Lou Handman (1894–1956) and Roy Turk (1892 –1934)] (RCA Records, 1960) – fused with a Michael Jackson (1958–2009) singing Beat It (Epic Records, 1982), Paul Rutherford, lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, singing The Power of Love (ZTT Records, 1984), Grace Jones singing Demolition Man [written by Sting (Gordon Sumner CBE*)] (Island Records, 1981), Bono [Paul Hewson, KBE OL**] of U2 singing With or Without You (Island Records, 1987), and sisters Melanie (1966–1990) and Kim Appleby of Mel and Kim singing Respectable [written by Stock/Aitken/Waterman†] (Supreme Records UK/Atlantic Records, 1987).

*British chivalric order: Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
**British chivalric order: Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire; and Ordem da Liberdade [Order of Liberty] – Portuguese honourific civil order distinguishing services to the cause of democracy and freedom, in the defense of the values of civilisation and human dignity
†English songwriting and record producing trio Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman OBE, wrote and produced more than 100 UK top 40 hits from the mid-80s–early 90s, and are considered to be one of the most successful songwriting and producing partnerships of all time

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