The TUTTI FRUTTI singer, often revered as one of the original architects of rock 'n' roll, believes he's heavily influenced Prince's musical and fashion choices.
He says, "(Prince) took a lot from me, but he acts like he don't even know you. I was wearing (heeled) shoes when he was born.
"The only difference is he has to have a high heel because he wants to be real tall. He has to wear a high heel in and out and I wear them out.
"I love Prince, he's a genius. He's a great musician."