THE TIME: 777-9311


The Time is a funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in 1981. They are prominent protégés of Prince and arguably his most successful side project.

The band was assembled under a clause in Prince’s contract with Warner Bros. that allowed him to recruit and produce other artists for the label. By 1981, he had built The Time out of an existing Minneapolis funk unit, “Flyte Tyme” (from the Donald Byrd song), which featured Jellybean Johnson on drums, Jimmy Jam and Monte Moir on keyboards, and Terry Lewis on bass. To this base were added Jesse Johnson on guitar and a lead singer and childhood friend named Morris Day, and Jerome Benton who was basically a hype man drawn from another local band called “Enterprise”.

Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam went on to rule the universe…..


The Time: The Time (Album 1981)

The Time - The Time



Morris and Prince Way Way back…….

~ by Dudegotchops on November 8, 2007.

One Response to “THE TIME: 777-9311”

  1. What a great pic!. Thanks for sharing that find!

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