Friday, June 26, 2009

The King of Pop is dead!

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard the news at midnight last night. It hadn't been confirmed, but SkyNews were pretty convincing.

I believe he is the last of the great male icons - he was a true entertainer. Why, who doesn't remember "Thriller" - I think we played our video over and over so many times, eventually we had to throw it out. (I know what my next purchase from the music shop will be). Another of my absolute favourites was "Ben" originally written for Donny Osmond, but recorded by Michael Jackson at the tender age of 14. They played it on the radio this morning and it really brought a tear to my eye. Despite the song being about a rat, the words are touching and have moved a lot of people.

Ben, the two of us need look no more
We both found what we were looking for
With a friend to call my own
I'll never be alone
And you, my friend, will see
You've got a friend in me

Besides Michael leading a strange and controversial life, I believe he was a sad and lonely man, and while I don't agree with his lifestyle, there is no doubt that he had an exceptional talent and will be missed.
I do hope he has found what he was looking for, and would like to pay tribute to a man who was a son, a brother and a father. My thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.


Shaun [Today A Bit Sad] said...

Thank you for this post ! He will be missed. My Top 10 things to do in life has become My Top 9. I wanted so bad to see MJ live in concert. Tonight, I will watch his live in Bucharest DVD !

As far as the cd shop goes. I just got the last copy of the "Number Ones" at Phase 2 . All the classics ARE SOLD OUT ALREADY !!!!!! Good luck !

Thank you MJ for your contribution to Pop Music.

Hayley said...

So so so sad! Great post!

Marcelle said...

Hello Janet

Micheal Jackson touched my life as well...I have been on this earth and watched two icons die now, first Elvis when I was in high school, I remember that day so clearly, was on the train to school when I saw a newspaper advertising board saying * THE KING IS DEAD * that got my interest, so started looking at the people's newspapers around me and saw it was Elvis, he was famous in my parents time, but as a child I grew up to his music as my kids grew up to all Micheals hits.
There are no big icons left...he will continue living through his music..was far too young to die!!

pam said...

Very well said, a lovely tribute.

I think most people feel the same as you do.