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Michael Jackson 1958-2009


One of the largest icons of my generation is gone. Michael Jackson is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice both as a solo artist and a member of the Jackson 5. When I was growing up, there's no doubt that I had Michael Jackson fever just like every other kid, teenager and young adult in 1983.

As I write this, Thriller is sitting at the top of the US Itunes chart of top downloads.

We'll have more thoughts and posts next week - in the meantime, I'm going to grab my Michael Jackson CDs and remember a legend, just like many will do today. Here also are a few nice tributes that I've seen online already:

Roger Ebert's piece was the first item that I saw last night, and eloquently pays tribute to The King of Pop.

John Gorman remembers the infamous and controversial decision to play Jackson's music on WMMS.

Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, and others comment on Jackson's passing.

Plain Dealer pop music critic John Soeder has a nice tribute to Jackson online.

Our newest pal Annie Zaleski hits a lot of my favorite points about MJ with her piece for the Riverfront Times.

Ken Shane at Popdose pays tribute.

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