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Kirk Johnson

Drummer… Producer… Performer… Dancer… All of these words accurately describe Kirk Johnson and his accomplishments in the entertainment field. As an active member of Paisley Park Studios since 1990, Kirk was involved in almost all aspects of Prince's musical journey from the 90's. Starting as a dancer and choreographer for NPG, Kirk soon moved over to the production side in 1993. During this time, he also created Kitchen Records in which to record his own music and artists such as Walter Chancellor, Jr, and Fonky Bald Heads. It wasn't until 1996 that he took over the drumchair for Prince and appeared on releases such as Diamonds and Pearls (percussion), The Gold Experience (programming), Symbol, Chaos & Disorder, Emancipation (drums/production), Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic, and The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale. He has also co-written/produced for multiple artists projects including Chaka Khan; Larry Grahm, Boyz II Men, Jevetta Steel, El DeBarge, Monie Love, Tevin Campbell, Rosie Gaines, Mavis Staples, Nona Gaye, The Donz, Najee, and many more.


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Born:
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Prince: Rave un2 the Year 2000 2000-06-05
Known For
Poster of Late Show with David Letterman
Poster of Prince: The Ryde Dyvine
Poster of Prince and the N.P.G.: Diamonds and Pearls Video Collection
Poster of Prince and the New Power Generation: Gett Off
Filmography
Movie Prince: Rave un2 the Year 2000 2000-06-05
Movie Prince: Beautiful Strange 1998-08-28
Movie Prince: The Sacrifice Of Victor 1994-09-08
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Prince: The Ryde Dyvine 1992-12-19
Movie Prince and the N.P.G.: Diamonds and Pearls Video Collection 1992-10-06
Movie Prince and the New Power Generation: Gett Off 1991-09-10
Movie Prince in Japan '90 1990-08-31
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14