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Morris Day

Morris Day won't let you forget him

Morris Day won't let you forget him

When Morris Day and The Time last released an album, it couldn't do so under the group's own name. Prince, Day's longtime friend, occasional patron, sometime rival and owner of the name "The Time," wouldn't allow its use on recorded material (though the group is allowed to use it for live performances). The band, assembled by Prince, wound up calling itself the Original 7ven, a reference to The Time's founding lineup, which had newly reformed. The name change confused fans, irritated Day and probably contributed to disappointing sales of the 2011 release, "Condensate." Anybody who thinks Day could have just called up Prince and straightened...