Here’s THE LINK. It’s Prince in 1980 (in what I believe is his first appearance on American Bandstand) singing “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad.” Check out Andre Cymone—who went on to produce mega-hits (and a child) with 80’s superstar Jody Watley—and Dez Dickerson (!!!), whose stance is curiously, freakishly wide-legged as he performs. I won’t comment on the interview Prince has with Dick Clark. I’ll leave that to you guys. I’m sure you’ll have something to say about it.
And to make up for not being able to embed the above video here (because WordPress can be so full of shit about which sites you can and can’t embed video from), here’s a full concert (over an hour!!!) from January 1982. Don’t never say I ain’t give y’all nothing.
Who loves you? I do!!!