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  By: Johnson of Harris H.R. No. 234
         WHEREAS, The 2017 Super Bowl taking place on February 5 marks
  the 10th anniversary of the celebrated halftime performance by
  music legend Prince, who died on April 21, 2016; and
         WHEREAS, While most performers have used the NFL's
  high-profile event to promote their back catalog or a new release,
  Prince cast convention aside to deliver a galvanizing set often
  cited among the most memorable television concerts; in 2015,
  Billboard magazine proclaimed it the greatest halftime show in
  Super Bowl history; and
         WHEREAS, Prince designed a unique, tightly choreographed,
  impeccably rehearsed spectacle and then surprised the audience of
  millions with an unconventional set list as well; it commingled
  some of his own hits, including "Let's Go Crazy" and "1999," with a
  mind-boggling mash-up of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud
  Mary," Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower," and Foo Fighters'
  "Best of You"; undeterred by a torrential storm over the stadium, he
  closed with a searing "Purple Rain," seeming to command the
  elements as well as the crowd with his epic guitar solo; and
         WHEREAS, One of the most versatile and naturally gifted
  artists of all time, Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis,
  Minnesota, on June 7, 1958; his career took off with his fifth
  album, 1999, and rocketed into the stratosphere in 1984 with the
  release of the soundtrack to the movie Purple Rain, in which he
  starred; although the radio landscape eventually changed, Prince
  remained a top concert draw, and he continued to be extraordinarily
  creative, prolific, and influential; his untimely death caused a
  global outpouring of grief; and
         WHEREAS, Prince is deeply missed by fans around the world,
  but he left an enduring musical legacy, which is curated by his
  family, his bandmates, and his Paisley Park staff, and each year,
  Super Bowl performances will be judged against the standard he set
  in 2007; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 10th anniversary of Prince's
  Super Bowl concert and pay tribute to the memory of this
  incomparable artist.