1979 to 1986
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Founded by Prince
The Revolution (originally called Prince and the Revolution) is an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1979 by Prince. Although widely associated with rock music, the band's sound incorporated rhythm and blues, pop, funk, and psychedelia elements. Before their official break-up, The Revolution had released two studio albums, two soundtracks, and two videos. The band is known for its many members, varied in race and gender. The Revolution rose to international fame in the mid-1980s with Purple Rain, selling over 16 million albums in the United States alone.