For decades–probably as long as there's been recorded music–people have looked back on the music of summers past and said: "That was THE best summer of music."
From 1969–when the Woodstock Festival attracted international attention with its lineup that included Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and over 20 other acts– to 1984, when several of the Reagan-era's most defining albums hit stores, including Prince's "Purple Rain," Van Halen's "1984," Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA," and Bob Marley's all-time best-selling reggae collection "Legend," music has influenced our modern society in many ways.
But the music program Soundcheck is arguing that the best summer of music might have actually been 1993. All this week, they're looking at chart topping singles, landmark albums and watershed moments from that summer 20 years ago. Soundcheck's host John Schaefer explains.
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