TIR 138: Wally Safford Shares How He Safeguarded Prince’s Parade

 

Wally Safford dancing with Prince and Cat Glover during the Sign O the Times show in 1987.

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Featured in TIR Episode 138: A man who not only spent years as Prince’s personal bodyguard and provided similar services for others in that camp, like Vanity and Morris Day and the Time, but also worked concert security for at least a dozen leading funk and soul acts of the 1970s and 1980s. That man is Wally Safford.

Here he shares his life story and the unique vantage point and experiences he had with myriad greats of funk, R&B and jazz. Safford also discusses his recently released memoirs book, “Wally, Where’d You Get Those Glasses? My Life Through the Lens of Parliament, Pendergrass and Prince.”

RECORDED MARCH 2020

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