Evolution of Sheila E.

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Meeting Prince

In the biggest move of her career, Sheila catches the ears of Prince in 1983. As the opening act of the pop giant's Purple Rain Tour, Ms. Escovedo changes her name to Sheila E. and becomes one of Prince's most notable protégées.

(Photos from left to right: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR, Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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