Michael Jackson, as you’ve most likely heard, has passed away. He was 50 years old. He was a genius. He brought pop music more life and excitement in the past 4 decades than many others could ever wish to claim. Yes, as a private individual, he had his problems. Yes, he was strange. Let’s focus on what a creative giant he was and what influence and power he brought.
I am a huge fan and will continue to be. Two albums: Thriller and Bad pretty much made up my entire upbringing. I always listened to music on the radio or on tapes or records growing up. Michael Jackson was a major component of that. I was consistently entertained by his talent and star power. His music, his videos, his performances.
Michael Jackson’s leaving has created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill. No one could be like Mike.
We will miss you, Michael. God bless you and your family.