Today is the King of Pop’s birthday. Michael Jackson would be 54 years old if he were alive today. I don’t remember exactly when I became a serious fan of Michael Jackson’s. I remember being around 3 or 4 and seeing the Thriller video for the first time (I was slightly nervous). I remember being in first grade and doing morning exercises to the song “Beat It”, which played every morning over the loud speaker. I remember gathering in front of the TV with my family for every Michael Jackson music video premier – Remember the Time, Black or White, You Rock my World. And, somewhere along the way, I became a fan.
I’m sure the radio waves will be blasting all day with all of MJ’s hits. I long ago gave up trying to pick my favorite Michael Jackson tune. Is it disco era Michael (Dancing Machine, Life of the Party), Jackson 5 Michael (Who’s Lovin’ You, Lookin Through the Windows), or superstar Michael (Billie Jean)? Michael truly left behind an impressive legacy of music and despite his passing I have no doubt that he gains new fans every day.
If you’re in the DC area, there will be lots of fans celebrating MJ’s legacy – Click here for a few events happening in that area.
I’m very excited to learn that Spike Lee will be making a documentary called “Bad25″ which describes the making of Michael’s album, “Bad”. Read more about that here.
Check out my Michael Jackson music appreciation site, MJMoment.com.