The King of Pop

He’s been surrounded by controversy for years, loathed, loved, pitied, misunderstood. But whatever you thought of the man, you have to admit he was a damn good musician.

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Rest in peace, Michael Jackson.

19 Responses to “The King of Pop”

  1. AAR Heather says:

    Wow. I’m stunned…..Just stunned. Thriller was the first “real” album I ever had.

  2. Ellen AAR says:

    I’m showing my years, but I think Jackson did his best work when he was with the Jackson Five. I Want You Back is one of the all time great songs ever.

    Poor guy, he went all freaky and after Thriller, I couldn’t even look at him.
    I hope his children will be all right – at least now they won’t have to go out with masks on.

  3. Jane AAR says:

    My roommate said, “He died the way he lived his life– wacky and unexpected.” I remember watching some documentary on his life, and they said that his father would always make fun of his nose for being too big. It’s sad how something like that could affect him so much.

  4. RobinB says:

    Jane AAR mentioned Michael Jackson’s father–I am convinced that the fact that he never really “grew up” led to so much of the controversy in his life. For that, a lot of the blame can be laid at the feet of his parents, particularly his father. Because of MJ’s immense talent, he was viewed as the family’s meal ticket and he never lived any kind of “normal” life. No one can doubt his musical genius, but at some point, even geniuses have to deal with the real world. Part of that involves understanding that certain behaviors that might be acceptable when one is a child (e.g. sleeping in the same bed with other children) are NOT acceptable when one is an adult. Unfortunately, Mr. Jackson surrounded himself with people who never told him “no, you can’t do that”. And that is why he ended up facing those molestation charges and why he became the very odd man-child that he was at the time of his death.

  5. It is such a great loss that a man with great talent like Michael Jackson dies. RIP King of POP.

  6. Michael Jackson is my favorite pop artist ever since i was a child. He is truly the King of Pop and i am saddened by this news.

  7. there would be no other King of Pop like Michael Jackson. he would always be the King.

  8. all of my friends are Michael Jackson fans, we would really miss the King of Pop.

  9. | Michael Jackson is truly the King of Pop. i am a die hard fan of him and we are going to miss him now that he is gone!

  10. i will really miss the King of Pop. michael jackson is truly the best pop artist in this lifetime.`*~

  11. i will really miss the King of Pop. michael jackson is truly the best pop artist in this lifetime.,;`

  12. Lilly Bell says:

    sadly, the King of Pop will never be coming back again, oh i missed Michale Jackson.”-

  13. sadly, the King of Pop will never be coming back again, oh i missed Michale Jackson`,.

  14. oh im just so sad that the King of Pop is already dead~:-

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