Whew! I said it. I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. By now, unless you've been living in a cave in the most remote area of the world, you are well aware that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, died of cardiac arrest on June 25. A memorial service at the Staples Center in L.A will be held today in which 17,000 lucky winners of an online lottery will be witnesses. More than a million people from all over the world signed up for the lottery. So who cares about Michael Jackson? Obviously many people, but I'm not one of them.
If you look back at the life of Jackson you will find a colorful life on many levels. From the humble origins in Gary, Indiana where an amazing band of brothers, dubbed the Jackson 5, formed. A band that produced wonderful soul and R&B hits for the Motown label. Young Michael had a voice and moves that helped propel the Jackson 5 forward. It was clear that talent like Jackson's couldn't be confined to his brothers' band for long. He eventually went after that destined solo career and took his style to a whole different place.