Michael Jackson 1958-2009
This is an absolute shock to me. I am still amazed that this has actually happened. See for people my age, Michael Jackson is an ICON. He wasn't a strange man with bad plastic surgery. He wasn't the man who was inappropriate with children. This man was a true talent. This man was a history maker. Michael Jackson was the first black artist MTV would allow on their air waves. The album "Thriller", was monumental. It was rare to not know someone who didn't own that album. The Jackson Five were influential. This man literally had a career that spanned decades, and when I say it spanned decades, he was in mainstream media, on top of his game, actually charting, and selling out tours. There are few in this world who can say they could pull that off.
Michael, you will be missed, at least by this blogger.