Prince (the artist) and Generation X
Prince Rogers Nelson was an artist and music icon of “Generation X”, but what is it?
People born between 1965 and 1979 are described as generation X. A group sandwiched between the Baby Boomer and Millennial generations.
Born in the year 1973, I have some empathy with being stereotyped in the media as having “a lack of direction”; and “a culture of cynicism”.
Generation X: “Coffee drinkers ~ quietly revolting against cultural and social norms of previous generations”.
My generation are influenced by a wide range of cultural and political shifts and technological development.
There were VCRs, personal stereo cassette players and the Nintendo game boy to keep us entertained.
We saw the invention of the microwave oven; and lived through the death of Princess Diana, the Sinclair C5, and the fall of the Berlin wall. We watched Stephen Spielberg’s E.T. “The Extraterrestrial“ at the cinema.
We listened to Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Queen, U2, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince… and plenty more.