1984: The Greatest Year in Pop Music ... or was it?
Mar 20, 2017 11:38 AM - The year 1984 (famously imagined in George Orwell's novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four) was a time of Ronald Reagan, the first availability of the Apple Macintosh computer in stores, and a pop music hit list including Prince's Purple Rain and Michael Jackson's Thriller that reached a wider audience than ever thanks to the dominance of MTV. At the same time hip-hop and indie rock were laying the groundwork for a musical revolution. Both Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines have dubbed 1984 "pop music's best year ever." But was it really?