Prince’s Own 1980 Rick James Tour All Access Pass
Prince’s laminated backstage pass for the Rick James 1980 Fire It Up Tour, featuring an early passport-style portrait of Prince, filled out in another hand: “Name: Prince, Position: Musician/Star, Authorized by: Winston L. Allen."
The up-and-coming Prince joined Rick James’s Fire It Up tour as the opening act in February 1980, following his own headlining club tour from November 1979-February 1980. Prince stole the show with his short, energetic set; James accused Prince of ripping off his act, stirring up animosity that lasted throughout their careers.