Friday, June 26, 2009
Michael Jackson, the undisputed King of Pop, MJ, the wacko, the megastar from Indiana, the best of the best, has died today at around 2.26 pm (US time) in Los Angeles, of suspected cardiac arrest, accordig to his brother, Jermaine Jackson.
Michael Jackson was 50.
He leaves behind a pop legacy, unheralded, undisputed and unrivalled.
His 1982 album, "Thriller" sold 109 million copies.
Altogether, Michael Jackson sold approximately 250 million albums (that is quarter of a Billion)!!!!
Nobody, not even Madonna, Britney Spears, U2, Metallica, Bee Gees, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Lady Gaga, Lionel Ritchie and Kenny Rogers, can beat that figure until now. It is a world record, and it still stands till now.
The success of Thriller enabled Michael Jackson to win 8 Grammy Awards that year.
His talent was unique and sometimes referred to as from out of this planet!!
His music, lyrics, costumes, dance moves, styles, dressings, and everything, came from the future, perhaps from planet Mars!!
Nobody will forget the white gloves, the king costumes, the hair, the shoes, the metallic pants, the moon walk, the shriek, the "ouuuuuu", the 360 degree plus plus movement and many many more.
Hail to the King of Pop.
We will miss you MJ.
Rest in peace.
Below are some of Michael Jackson classics.