Rock with you
got me thinking of those 'where was I moments.' I remember vivdly when Elvis died, I was on a family holiday at a holiday camp and they stopped the night's entertainment to announce 'The King's' death. I didn't really understand the fuss, but I remember the magician wasn't quite the same after that.
Last night we were in a local bar having our first drinks of a combined stag night for two of the lads in my team who are getting married in the summer. They are not marrying each other before you ask, although they were such lightweights they may as well. Anyway I digress, one of the boys got a phone call from his missus and we made the barman put the television on and like others around the world we just stared at pictures of the hospital as news drifted out of the building that Michael Jackson had had a cardiac arrest and died. His heart stopping is pretty unspecific I suppose, but sadly this story will run and run
. Welcome to this summer's news!
I suppose Michael Jackson dying wasn't any shock. Anyone regularly playing 'Celebrity Death Pool' would probably have Jacko down as a yearly consideration. Whatever you may think of him as a person and whether he was guilty or not of some heinous activities, behind his supercilious lifestyle was a very sad story. Jackson once said "I believe I’m one of the loneliest people in the world."
No one who likes music can deny the catchiness of some of his songs. My feet will tap instinctly to 'Billie Jean'
or 'Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough'
and I'm not embarrassed to admit it. I remember I sat up until 1am one night waiting for his worldwide release of the 'Thriller' video
. Come on it was brilliant wasn't it?
Some people will remember the sad and illicit Michael Jackson and that is very understandable but I'd like to remember him as the boy in the photograph with a voice of an angel. Whatever happened to him? BBC Tribute