No, I don't think they needed to be centre stage, but an acknowledgement would be in order; it was important in the 80s, and it's important now. Ignoring major events that had obvious reflections in the music, for what is a music biopic, is an omission. I don't believe anything else that you'd bet I believe. Please, just tell me what biopics you're referencing that do not make mention of non-music-related personal artefacts. And calm the **** down.