While living in Minneapolis,
Skogie (Moore, Peters, Galles and
Golstein) recorded several demos and live gigs withChris Moon
before their move to Los Angeles in the summer of 1976.
Chris Moon was one of the first to discover Prince's musical talent and he was
an important factor in getting his career underway.
They met in 1976 when Prince
came through his Moonsound studio to record material with his band, then known
Moon had aspirations as a songwriter, having written poetry and
song lyrics since he was a teenager, and after seeing Prince at work in the
studio, he approached him about collaborating.
In exchange for writing and
playing the music, Prince would get free studio time.
The deal served both well;
Moon could turn his lyrics into songs and Prince was able to learn about
recording techniques and develop as a songwriter and musician. Their teaming-up
contributed to the breakup of Champagne and led to Prince's decision to become
Chris Moon can take some credit for his early
collaboration with Prince, the famous "naughty implied sexuality"
approach to songwriting, and introducing Prince to Owen Husney
, who became his first manager.
He parted ways with Prince, more than 20 years ago.