Prince discovered Paul Peterson, aka “St Paul,” at the age of 17. He enlisted him as a keyboard player in “The Time” for the movie “Purple Rain.” Paul took the lead vocalist spot in the Prince produced group “The Family” before becoming a solo artist and scoring hits for MCA and Atlantic Records.
St. Paul has recorded, toured or written with Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, Prince, George Benson, Oleta Adams, The Corrs, Kenny Loggins, and Morris Day and The Time to name a few.
Paul Peterson also leads the band F Deluxe (formerly The Family) and is a member of The Mighty Soulmates with Mic Murphy, Andre Cymone and Gardner Cole.
Peterson is also a member of The First Family of Minnesota Music: The Petersons.
Interview originally recorded in 2005.