It started with the 1980 performance of "I Wanna Be Your Lover" on American Bandstand. Then as we cruised into the 80s, we found ourselves headed "Uptown" in a "Little Red Corvette" where the impossible was possible ("Purple Rain," anyone?). Those dance moves, paired with the wild stage costumes (sequined, studded and laméd in every way possible) and that UNREAL collection of guitars (basically sculptures in themselves) all made him the legend that is Prince. Happy birthday to the sexiest MF of them all! As always, the OC gifts below.