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Remember the Time....Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Michael Jackson by Jennifer Jeffery I like many of you grew up with Michael Jackson.  The first record I ever purchased on my own with my hard earned allowance money was "The Love You Save".  I saw the Jackson 5 perform this song on" The Ed Sullivan Show" back in 1969 and I will never forget it!  I will also not forget yesterday June 25th as the day we lost this musical icon. I was luck enough to see Michael Jackson perform in concert several times.  The first concert I saw was at The Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.  It was the Triumph tour and Michael was performing with his brothers, though he had just released his first solo album "Off The Wall" at the same time.  This was in 1979 and to this day it is the BEST concert I have ever been to.  It was in a word "Magical".  Every time I went to a Michael Jackson concert I would get butterflies in my stomach with anticipation...he was that good! I believe we will never see another talent like his in our lifetime.  Whatever his problems were, you can't take away the genius that was Michael Jackson as a performer.  I believe he became a star on the night of "Motown Live 25" in 1983 when he performed Billie Jean and introduced the world to The Moon Walk ...unforgettable!  I have posted links to the video of that performance and a link to an article in Time Magazine on how to do it!  Enjoy them both and the picture of Michael taken by my good friend and talented photographer Jennifer Jeffery!  Feel free to share your memories too! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/8VASYhabHkM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1907320,00.html

06/26/2009 10:13PM
Remember the Time....Michael Jackson 1958-2009
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