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Prince of Pop, good Bye
Published on June 26, 2009 By Bahu Virupaksha In Entertainment

The news that broke this was scocking as it was unbelievable: Michael Jackson was dead.

Jackson had a very troubled life, but his incredible talent cannot be denied. He pushed himself hard and rewrote the grammar of pop culture almost single handed. His music with its signature jerky movements of the hips and torso became widely imitated all over the world. It will be no exageration to say that Michael Jackson was the most widely recognised cultural icon from the USA and he had a world wide following.

I am aware of his probems and this is not the time for anyone to talk about them. All I want to say, and I have said it on a blog earlier when the trial was on, that I never believed that Jackson could do anything so horrible. He was a victim of his own success and generosity.

Obama owes a very large debt to Jackson in that by transforming himself into a modern American icon, he made it possible for a Obama to happen,

Thriller remains one of the top sellers of all time and it is my favorite. May Michael Jackson find peace in death that had eluded him in life. My thoughts are with his family and three children. Good night, sweet prince and may a flight of angels sing thee to thy rest.


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on Jun 26, 2009

He will be missed. I was a big fan of his music and loved to immitate his dancing when I was young. While his personal life was a strange one and his physical apearance may have been even stranger, his music and dance skills were like no other and watching him perform was a joy and a thrill. The man did many great things and possibly not so great ones but he was still "Da Man", 'The King of Pop", 'The Master of the MoonWalk". His life may have ended, but his spirit will live on in his music and his dance and in the hearts of those who loved him. May you rest in peace Michael, your problems are now over.

that I never believed that Jackson could do anything so horrible

I can believe them because stranger things I have seen and Michael did not exactly portray himself as innocent or incapable. But he also did a lot of good and touched a lot of people (in a good way) so if he did do these wrong things, the problems that followed are more than enough punishment as far as I'm concerned. If not than in death he finally found peace and I would feel sory he had to endure it but that is part of what being a celebrity is all about and in his case, he was one if not the top dog so his pain would obviously be bigger.

Rock on MoonWalker, The Thriller has left the building, he never Stopped because he never Got Enough, now it's time for me to Beat It.

on Jun 26, 2009

BTW Bahu, I am very suprised to see you writing an article about Michael Jackson. Maybe there is still hope for you.

on Jun 27, 2009

BTW Bahu, I am very suprised to see you writing an article about Michael Jackson. Maybe there is still hope for you

Why? I have been interested in pop music and culture and MJ was one of the all time GREATS.

on Jun 27, 2009

There are plenty of black artists that broke the color barrier long before MJ, he just made more money from whites and others, than many before him. His accomplishments should not diminish theirs, unfortunately they won't get the credit they deserve as MJ has. That's sad. You can file this tribute with the millions of others that have and will pop up.

on Jul 08, 2009

There are plenty of black artists that broke the color barrier long before MJ

Charley Pride
Jimi Hendrix

Two black artist that were way more intertaining.

on Jul 08, 2009

There are plenty of black artists that broke the color barrier long before MJ, he just made more money from whites and others, than many before him. His accomplishments should not diminish theirs, unfortunately they won't get the credit they deserve as MJ has. That's sad. You can file this tribute with the millions of others that have and will pop up.

 

I agree, Pride and Hendrix were amazing. However, I think with MJ it wasn't necessarily his race, so much as people grew up with him. He influenced/changed a generation. You could say he was the other kurt cobain for gen x. Or the first Obama. (takes tongue out of cheek)

It's hard to explain, since while i was a fan, I wasn't a huge fan.

 

Be well, ~Alderic

 

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