I'm shocked, truly shocked. I awoke this morning to my mom saying "Michael Jackson is dead". My first reaction? "Impossible". Then I opened my eyes. Mom was still there. Apparently Oli heard something on the news about the King of Pop, so he called mom to ask if she knew anything. She switched on the internet, and of course, it's all over the headlines.. And on the TV.
How could he have died? He was set to make a come back! He was only the same age as my parents! HE IS THE KING OF POP!! He was such a great influence and inspiration for so many. My brother and I grew up to Michael Jackson. He was our first favourite. Michael Jackson taught us how to love music & dance, and let me tell you, he set the bar high for any future singers that came along. And no one came close to MJ. His songs are still listened to world-wide; His dance moves copied and copied again; and his image immortal. Who can actually look at a picture of MJ n say "Who is that?" Not just anyone can make a comeback after what he went through, and so long after his last recording. Sold-out concerts all the way? No one but Michael could get people so excited. Forget his dark times, they do nothing to shadow the legend that is Michael.
Michael Jackson is and always will be the King of Pop. He will always be the favourite of anyone who listened to music in the '80s, the '90s, and even the '00s. May our children have the gift of MJ in years to come, and let MJ himself know that he will never be forgotten.
Thoughts go out to his family, his friends, and all his fans.
PS: I think I may just go out and join the crowds in buying his albums. I need a dose of MJ. Anyone who is mourning the loss of the King, remember to buy original!!!