It was the end of the 80s and the start of a musical revolution
The 80s were a time of big hair, glamorous outfits, Michael Jackson’s famous moonwalk, and Prince’s prolific “Purple Rain”. But as they say, all good things must come to an end and the year 1989 was the start of the shift. In this sneak peek, we’ll discuss the transformation of the King of Pop. Michael Jackson was riding high on the success of “Thriller” and even received the remarkable “Artist of the Decade” award from President George H. Bush, but in 1989, rumors swirled behind the artist. He was reportedly addicted to plastic surgery, was bleaching his skin, and earned the nickname “Wacko Jacko”. He fought back with “Leave Me Alone” released on February 13, 1989 and the music video earned him the Grammy® for music video of the year. Want to learn more about 1989 and the transition from glam to grunge? Don’t miss the season three premiere of A Year in Music on Sunday, October 4th at 9:30/8:30c!