The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.
Share this review on
Shiny and Sparkly, And Splendidly Bright. Here One Day, Gone One Night...
June 25th 2009 is a date that will go down in musical history. It is the day that the pop legend Michael Jackson sadly left us. I woke on Thursday morning to my dad telling me that Michael had died. I thought that he was telling me some sick joke but unfortunately this wasn't the case. Michael Jackson died at his home in LA after suffering a cardiac arrest. I was devastated to find out this news was in fact true. It was confirmed by his brother Jermaine Jackson during a press conference. The world has lost the best entertainer it has and probably will ever know. Nobody has inspired people to get up and dance like Michael Jackson did. He will go down in musical history as one the the best singers, songwriters and performers of all time. Does anyone even come close to him? Not in my opinion.
For You Are Not Alone, I Am Here With You, Though We're Far Apart, You're Always In My Heart...
It's been over a month since the death of pop legend Michael Jackson. I'm sat watching his memorial concert and it was still completely inconceivable that Michael Jackson is no longer with us. He is the kind of person that I though would live forever and his memorial concert was so emotional, it showed how so many people were touched and inspired by Michael.
Well They Say The Sky's The Limit, And To Me That's Really True...
Michael first performed at the age of six with his brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon. At a young age, he was always comfortable with putting on a perfomance. He was a natural and had a special ability to perform and connect with
an audience. Michael had a very difficult childhood as his father was a disciplinarian who wasn't afraid of teacher his children a lesson using his fists. The family were broguht up as Jehovah's wtinesses and were not allowed to see their friends. Instead, their father made them rehearse constantly, even throughout the night.
We get excited to see children with what we think of as amazing voices when we watch shows like Britain's Got Talent and America's Got Talent. But these children simply don't have a patch on Michael Jackson when he was that age. I ask you to listen to Michael's rendition of Ain't No Sunshine. The purity in his voice is simply phenomenal.
So Keep The Faith, Don't Let Nobody Turn You Round...
The psychological abuse that Michael Jackson was subject to made Michael Jackosn the perfectionist that he became. This may well have aided him in becoming the worlds best artist but we have to question at what price and whether it was really worth it. His fathers constant ugly taunts led to Michael being obsessed with changing his appearance via cosmetic surgery. He had no real childhood to speak of. This was stolen from him and replaced with a life of performing in gentlemen's clubs.
Some may argue that he made a great deal of money through his life, but I bet he would have swapped all of this to have lived a normal life with a childhood that he missed out on.
One Day In Your Life, When You Find You're Always Lonely...
Michael Jackson was hugely misunderstood. This is my opinion anyway. There were times when he didn't help the 'Wacko Jacko' perception of himself, for example when he dangled his baby over the balcony but on the whole his actions were misinterpreted.
There is no question in my mind that the accusations towards Michael Jackson of child abuse are completely fabricated. I am of the opinion that people saw an opportunity to get their hands or a large sum of money and took this chance. Yes, Michael Jackson spent a great deal of time in the company of children but I strongly believe that he loved children in a caring way. I agree with the idea that Michael was a child trapped inside an adult's body. A Peter Pan. And I think that this all links back to his lack of a childhood. I definitely do not believe that there was anything more sinister going on.
And It Cuts Like A Knife, He's Out Of My Life...
Since his death was announced, I haven't listened to music by any other artist. Michael rocked so many people's worlds with his amazing music.
Michael was particularly well known for his high pitched whoops as well as his trademark moonwalk. He changed the face of pop music forever. He was also known for saying Shamone quite a lot during his songs (a deliberate mispronunciation of come on). All of these quirks added to the artist that Michael was.
Heal The World, Make It A Better Place. For You And Me, And The Entire Human Race...
Michael Jackson's charity work was also fantastic and is not to be overlooked. Yet many people seem to forget all of the good that he have did. He devoted such a lot of time and money to numerous charities (39 organisations in total).
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It...
It disgusts me to see the way the press are leaking even the smallest piece of information about him, his death and financial situation. I believe that they should allow him to now rest in peace, although I do believe that this is somewhat hopeful of me.
Jackson is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II. My heart goes out to these three youngsters as although we have lost a phenomenal artist, they have lost this their father. I pray that the media do not hound them now that their father is no longer here to protect them.
You Rocked My World...
Michael Jackson has not only become a legend himself, but he has inspired and influenced many other artists for example Usher, Ne-Yo and Beyonce to name just a few. Vocally, Michael Jackson was very talented. He has one of the most beautiful voices I think I have ever heard. Add to this the fact that he was very versatile. His music varied from ballads to pop, motown to soft rock.
Michael Jackson sold over 750 million albums worldwide and I have no doubt that this quanity has grown since the announcement of his death. This showed that I am certainly not alone in my thoughts that he rocked my world. Clearly others felt the same way.
I'll Never Let You Part, For You Are Always In My Heart...
Regardless of age, everyone has heard of Michael Jackson. He is the King of Pop. A real music legend. I don't think there is anyone that can deny that he had a huge talent.
Now that he is gone, I would like to say you are not alone Michael and you never will be. You inspired so many that we can only thank you and celebrate your life. The world has lost a superstar. Rest in peace Michael Jackson. Your memory will live on forever and your legacy will continue to grow.
I don't think for one second that he was a child abuser - I can't really imagine that he would wish harm on anyone. But he remains one of the most over-rated musical talents in history, the adoration from his fans often as creepy as some of his own actions. His death was sad on the basis that he was relatively young, but not because he was some kind of musical messiah.
An international star, Michael Jackson's music has dominated the charts for the past four ... more
decades.Jackson has been awarded 13 Grammys and 26 American Music Awards and is a breaker of multiple Guiness World Records. His 1982 album 'Thriller' remains the best-selling album of all time.The Easy Piano: Michael Jackson songbook features 17 hits from the 'King of Pop', including Bad, Beat It, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal and Thriller, all arranged for easy Piano with full lyrics.
MICHAEL JACKSON Record Mirror (August 1987 issue of the UK music magazine Record Mirror ... more
featuring the main 2-page article about Michael Jackson as well as articles about Squeeze Sting Dead Can Dance and T-Pau reviews of REMs Its The End Of The World As We Know It... and Depeche Modes Never Let Me Down Again a full-page live review of Madonnas concert at Leeds Roundhay Park [with two colour images of Madonna on stage] and more complete with the superb cover picture)