Just as it’s described in the movie The Breakfast Club in my high school there were cliques; the preps, the rockers, the freaks, and the funky crowd I think we called them. The funky kids were huge fans of Prince, Michael Jackson and R&B in general. When it came to Prince’s music though he was loved by all. Didn’t matter whether you were a prep or wore all black and spiked your hair. Even the rockers who wouldn’t admit it out loud back then still appreciated his amazing guitar skills. It wasn’t just his music, he influenced fashion trends, pop culture and that impact can still be felt today in the music of so many others.
Did you buy Purple Rain in 1984 when it came out or at the very least did you see the movie?