The music and magic that Michael Jackson weaved for this generation will be cherished for a long time to come.
Michael Jackson must surely be the icon of our generation. The undisputed King of Pop of our times.
No one, not even Mick Jagger, Elton John, Bono or Rod Stewart – the giants of the 80s – can get anywhere near his status. He was simply larger than life.
Those of us born in the 60s will remember MJ for his moonwalk, crotch grabbing and thrusting and jerky body movements.
He also made music different for MTV, the music cable channel, with his plots and storylines, instead of mere lip-synching videos.
But we will remember MJ the most for his many inspirational songs themed on tearing down the racial divide.
But he has enriched us a lot, like in these lines from Man in the Mirror:
I’m starting with the man in the mirror,
I’m asking him to change his ways.
No message could have been clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place.
Take a look at yourself and make a change.
MJ has taught us about love and unity, much more than politicians can. For this, his music will live on.
The 80s, when many of us were teenagers, were the years of MTV, with British pop bands ruling the music wave.