Friday, 26 June 2009

Rest In Peace Michael

I've never been a big fan of Michael Jackson's music, but people of my generation grew up first to the sounds of The Jackson Five and then Michael's solo music. It was there in the background during my teenage years and followed me into adulthood. I was up late last night and watched the news of his death unfold live on TV. I'm not a fan, but I watched in disbelief for hours, it shocked and saddened me and that in itself showed what a huge phenomenon Michael was. I read an article saying that maybe people were also mourning the loss of their youth highlighted by his passing, I think that could be true also. Momentous events touch us in lots of different ways.

Despite what we think of some aspects of his private life, there's no doubt that Michael Jackson was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

RIP Michael.

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