Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Aug 29, 2013
Wow, can you believe it’s been four years since Michael Jackson passed away? Four years and three months, and today he’d have turned 55 years old. Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have A Dream speech and the march on Washington DC, and I tried all day to make a connection between the two things, but it just wasn’t there.
It still freaks me out that he’s gone and that no new music, other than that one song months after he was gone, has been released since. He’s actually still in the news with the lawsuit his family has going against AEG and that’s horrid stuff to be sure. However, I figured that since I don’t want to deal with that I’d instead share some links to stories or things I’ve written on this blog that involve him in some fashion; my own tribute of sorts if you will. I make no promises that the videos on some of these posts are still live; YouTube’s always cracking down on someone. Here we go:
Happy Birthday Michael Jackson, written a year before he passed away.
I included a reference to the first live performance of Billie Jean when talking about my top 5 presentations in history; how the heck did I not include Dr. King’s speech referenced above?
I wrote this piece the day after he passed away, after I’d had some time to collect my thoughts.
In this post of my favorite singers, you know who was at the top.
I talked about my thoughts on the 1st anniversary of his passing.
Savorite disco songs? You know he’s in this one.
Did you know just what kind of impact We Are The World was around the world? Michael Jackson won a Grammy for this.
I asked people during my Sunday Question Series who their favorite entertainer was; yeah, mine’s easy to guess.
Later I asked what people felt was the last great album. Mine is the best selling album in history; now who did that again?
Ah, favorite songs from the 60′s; freaky that the first Jackson Five song that went to #1 was in 1969…
I answered 30 questions about music I liked, and MJ came up more than once.
Finally, I wrote a post about what motivates me and I not only mentioned Michael Jackson but included a video that leads to one of his most motivational songs ever.
There you go, my little tribute on his 55th birthday.