Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

Just heard Michael Jackson died of a cardiac arrest at the UCLA hospital. Stunned and shocked.

As a very small young boy, he started as the lead singer for Jackson 5. He had astronomical success as a solo artist in the 1980s. He certainly earned his title as the King of Pop.

His album “Thriller” still remains the best selling album of all time. It sold more than 50 million copies.

In 1983, his “moonwalk” stunned his audiences. Even today, it is one of pop culture’s famous dance moves.

In 1984, “Weird Al” Yancovic released a single “Eat It”, a parody of Michael Jackson song, “Beat It”. This music video, “Eat it” became very popular. "Weird Al" got a Grammy for that single. Before producing this album, he asked Michael Jackson’s permission. Parody means making fun of the original. Michael Jackson was a mega star. Still, he was not only magnanimous enough to give permission but also helped "Weird Al" with the production of "Eat It".

Of course, he had eccentric behaviour and changed his physical appearance many times.

During the last few years, he had financial problems. He was preparing for a big comeback. He had scheduled for 50 shows in London beginning July.13.

King of Pop is no more.

9 comments:

  1. So sad that Michael Jackson died today. Great loss. Farrah Fawcett Major, 62, the most beautiful girl in the world, died today of skin cancer.

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  2. Oops. Farrah Fawcett did not die of skin cancer. Some other form of cancer.

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  3. Thanks Vivek. It is really sad both Michal Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died on the same day.

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  4. I still cant believe that MJ is no more. It was all so sudden, he will be loved forever for his works.

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  5. Thanks for the comments Insignia. Every word of yours is true.

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  6. yes i remember imitating mj's style of moon-walking, but failed miserably, it was all of a sudden...though honestly i felt bad for him as he ruined his life with his own hands...anyways may his soul RIP

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  7. Welcome to my blog Gayathri. Yes, it is very sad he ruined his life.

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  8. Who posted this?July 6, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    When you are the very best singer in the world.

    AND

    When your music will live on forever.

    AND

    When millions and millions of people, have and will listen to many of your songs, over and over again...you must have an untimely death.

    Regards,
    John Lennon and Elvis Presley

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  9. I did not check this post before seeing your later post on Michael. Glad to see that he is respected! I was waiting for his comeback. He had such originality. Will miss him.

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