The King is Dead
Michael Jackson is dead! It makes me sad that I am not old enough to have experienced Michael Jackson during his prime in the 80s. He is probably the first true musical legend to die in my life time. I wish I could have been there when Thriller was released and Michael Jackson exploded as the King of Pop. It is the biggest album of all time after all. It doesn’t matter where you go in the world or who you talk to, everybody has a favorite Michael Jackson song.
My generation doesn’t have anything remotely approaching that. It’s a sign of the times. The internet has flooded the market with so much music, most of it not worth listening to, that it has become almost impossible to accomplish what MJ did. Michael Jackson was never exclusively associated with any one fashion or scene whereas most of today’s acts are.