Chris Jonz And The King Of Pop

July 2, 2009 by  
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“The King of Pop” …

 Is not dead!  Nor will Michael Jackson ever die. 

The world, and I mean the entire world, has been inundated with the man’s marvelous music, his eccentric lifestyle, dubious dependencies and other facets of what made Michael tick.

By now, you have probably gotten your more than fair share of things you already knew and things you would have never dreamed knowing about the music industry’s icon of the millennium.   From his first hit song with his brothers to allegations of his now infamous father’s choices of discipline, to dating Brooke Shields ­and Emanuel Lewis, to selling more CDs, “Thriller” to be specific, than any other artist in history, to his brief marriage to Lisa Marie Presley, to the innovation of dance that got Fred Astaire to wink and nod, to reaching philanthropic heights that would make Oprah blush it is needless to say that the man truly lived the life of an icon … and he did it within fifty very remarkable years.

As I write, plans are being rethought and rescheduled so that his literal millions of fans can bid him farewell and he, his deservedly rest in peace.  Yet after all of those tangential ceremonies and law suits and will disclosures and reissued best of Michael Jackson releases have topped the charts again and his children have grown and learned to fully appreciate their father … after all those things have come to past, Michael will continue to live on. 

Why?  Because no matter what we cheered for or jeered for, there’s one very significant factor about the man that will always be with us.  Some would find it difficult to step up to the microphone on this, but the simple fact is that people from every corner of this planet called Earth,   loved Michael.  Why?  Because he gave so much.   Whether it was in his music or in his choreography or in the number of figures he wrote on a check to someone in need … he gave his all and it was abound in love.  He gave us so many reasons to smile and will continue to do so as he reminds each of us that we are “the man or woman in the mirror”.

chris-and-michael

From l-r: Eddie Kendricks, original Temptations member, Marlon & MJ, Abner, Pres/Motown, Yours Truly and Cecil Hale, prominent dj from Chicago.

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