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Matthew Robert "Matt" Fink, better known by the stage name Doctor Fink, is a Jewish American keyboardist, record producer, and songwriter. He is most known as a member of The Revolution, the backing band for pop musician Prince. Fink won a Grammy Award in 1985 for the album Purple Rain. The recording has sold over 18 million copies since its release.
In 1979, Matt Fink was in a band of Prince's (before it was called Prince & The Revolution) In the live performances around that time before the Dirty Mind album, Matt wore a costume of a jailbird, Fink usually appeared for performance dressed in surgical scrubs and mask. He continued working with Prince until 1991 as an early member of the New Power Generation (though the band was not officially named until after Fink's departure). Fink was also a member of the jazz-fusion band, Madhouse.
Notable work with Prince includes co-writing credits on the songs "Dirty Mind", "Computer Blue", "17 Days", "America" and "It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night," as well as performing credits on the albums Dirty Mind, Controversy, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign “O” the Times, The Black Album and Lovesexy, amongst others. Wendy, Lisa, and Prince were the only band members of The Revolution besides Dr.Fink that continued their work as solo artists.
Fink's performances have also appeared on releases for Lipps Inc., The Time, Vanity 6, and many more.
Following his work with Prince, Fink built his own studio facility StarVu in Minneapolis and started working on many different things, from video game soundtracks to his own album in 2003, to working with K-tel. Doctor Fink also released his own Sony Acid Loop Library entitled Dr. Fink's Funk Factory.
In June 2007, Doctor Fink signed an exclusive worldwide management with Germany-based management and production-company Mozart & Friends. He is managed by Marc Mozart.
In a 2008 interview with Minneapolis' "Real Rube Radio", Fink implied he may have a new solo album somewhere in the near future. In the same interview, he mentions Prince possibly releasing the unreleased Revolution album, Roadhouse Garden. Also, when asked about a reunion with the Revolution, he said "...if he's [Prince] ready and willing, then so am I."
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