Mattie Shaw was the wife of John L. Nelson.
Children: Prince, Tyka Nelson
Date of Birth 11 November 1933, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 15 February 2002, Edina, Minnesota, USA (lengthy illness)
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Mattie Shaw was born on November 11, 1933 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She was an actress, known for First Steps (1985). She was married to Hayward Baker and John L. Nelson. She died on February 15, 2002 in Edina, Minnesota.
Hayward Baker (1967 - 15 February 2002) (his death) (1 child)
John L. Nelson (1951 - 1966) (divorced) (2 children)
Mother of singer Prince.
Was a longtime social worker in the Minneapolis public school system. She was a singer who joined the Prince Rogers Trio in the 1950s.
Ex-wife of John L. Nelson
Mother of Prince's sister Tyka, and half-brother, Omarr.
She was the daughter of Lucille (Bonnell) and Frank Shaw, both of whom were from Louisiana.
Birth name John Lewis Nelson
Born June 29, 1916
Died August 25, 2001 (aged 85)
Chanhassen, Minnesota, U.S.
Years active 1948—1966
Associated acts Prince, The Prince Rogers Trio
John Lewis Nelson (June 29, 1916 – August 25, 2001), also known as Prince Rogers, was an American jazz musician. He was the father of musician Prince and a credited co-writer of some of his songs.
Work with Prince
Life and career
Nelson was born in Louisiana, the son of Carrie (Jenkins) and Clarence Nelson. The Nelsons had four other children. He traveled to Minneapolis to become a musician in 1948. Playing the piano, he used Prince Rogers as a stage name and started The Prince Rogers Trio with local musicians.
Nelson maintained an on-off relationship with Vivian Nelson. With her, he had five children: Sharon (born 1940), Norrine (born 1942), Lorna (1943–2006), John (born 1944), and Duane (1959–2011).
In 1956, he met Mattie Della Shaw (1933–2002), at a show on the north side of Minneapolis. Shaw was an aspiring jazz musician who became the musical group's singer. Nelson married Shaw and the couple had two more children, musician Prince (1958–2016) (who was named after his father's stage name) and daughter Tika Evene (born 1960) (usually known as Tyka). When Nelson's career failed in late 1960, the couple became estranged and formally separated in 1966.
Nelson died on August 25, 2001, aged 85, in his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota. That year Prince dedicated Joni Mitchell's song "A Case of U", on his One Nite Alone... album, to his father.
Sharon Louise Nelson (born 1940)
Norrine Patricia Nelson (born 1941)
Lorna Lee Nelson (1942–2006)
John Rodger Nelson (born 1944)
Prince Rogers Nelson (1958–2016)
Duane Joseph Nelson (1959–2011)
Tika (Tyka) Evene Nelson (born 1960)
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