Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, the king of pop, is no more now. He died of cardiac arrest yesterday. Like 100s of 1000s of fans, he was a favourite to me too. The first ever western pop singer that I heard in my life is him. (Boney-M was the only music band that I knew before Michael Jackson). It's in the early 90s that I first came across his album "Bad". I should say that only after that my liking towards western pop increased.

Mention the word dance, one will imagine Michael Jackson. Such was his talent. The famous moonwalk style was started from him. He popularised the break dance. He was no.1 in Billboard chart for nearly 14 times. His 80's "Thriller" album sold more than 100 million copies, highest of any albums ever. Seems he was the most successful music artiste only after Elvis, the Beatles and Mariah Carey.

He started dancing career at the young age with his 4 other brothers later to become a successful solo artist. It is said that his childhood life was very pathetic that he faced lots of abuses. He even cried in some interviews when spoke about his early age. Later as he grew to teenage, he got attracted to plastic surgery. He underwent lots of surgeries to his face, changing the colour of skin, shape of nose, lips, etc. There were some allegation against him in the child molestation case. Although the court acquitted him, criticisms & rumours were always there against him. He also had financial problems at the last age. In spite of all these, he was preparing hard to make a come back next month, July, with a grand world tour. His unfortune that he died before that.

Whatever may be, to me he was a legend of pop dance, a wonderful dancer, a very good musician and a fantastic entertainer. There's absolutely no doubt that the music world will miss him. May god rest him in peace.

Jai Ho Jackson!

1 comment:

Guru De Fundae said...

Very True...

Some souls are simply gifted. So much so that you tend to forget and forgive all their wrong doings and support them in all their endeavors as much as possible.

In spite of speculations of his wrong doings/drug addiction being rife, entire world was all backing him for his upcoming performances. It would indeed have been enthralling to see him back on stage. But, the destiny meant it to be a sad ending, sadly!!!