Bruce Springsteen honors Prince with 'Purple Rain' cover

/ Source: TODAY

We know Bruce Springsteen loves a "Pink Cadillac," but Saturday night, he was all about "Purple Rain."

The Boss opened his show at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn with a cover of the 1984 hit to honor Prince, who died Thursday at 57.

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There was ambient purple lighting, a very emotional crowd and a noticeably subdued Springsteen (The Boss is known for his over-the-top onstage energy).

We have it on good authority that the whole crowd was "Dancing in the Dark."

Many stars were similarly moved by Prince's passing. Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Lady Gaga, and others took to social media to express their admiration and sadness at the news.

Last night's "Saturday Night Live" episode also paid tribute to the singer, who made a memorable cameo at a recent "SNL" after-party.

Thanks, Springsteen, for helping send Prince off on his "Long Walk Home."

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