Dez Dickerson

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Dez Dickerson (b. Desmond D'andrea Dickerson in 1955) is a guitarist who was a member of Prince's former band, The Revolution. Dickerson answered Prince's call for a touring musician in 1979, not realizing how fateful the audition would be. Dickerson was hired as a guitarist and quickly became a fan-favorite in concert. He was soon recognized as much for his trademark "Rising Sun" headband as for his blistering guitar work. In 1980 when off the road for Christmas break, Dickerson had a profound conversion experience and became a born-again Christian. Afterwards performing songs with sexual themes began to trouble his conscience. Even though Dickerson's and Prince's popularity were growing, he desired more and more to quit the band. Dickerson contributed vocals to "Little Red Corvette" and "1999" on the 1999 album, as well as the trademark guitar solo for "Little Red Corvette" that ranked #64 on Guitar World's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.

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