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Pop Music's Greatest Year - 1984
1984: The year Big Brother was watching…and listening!
George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four imagined a future in a totalitarian state of “Big Brother.” The year 1984 was a time of Ronald Reagan, the first availability of the Apple Macintosh computer in stores, and a pop music hit list 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 is it really? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot of WBEZ’s Sound Opinions will examine the year-in-music for 1984 and its lasting impact.
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