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Old 06-25-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I am in mourning..... I am listening to Billy jean as I write this...NOT!

GOODBYE YOU PEDOPHILE !!!!

 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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It's sad that even now at this time, there are insensitive jerks who will still try to tear down a great man.

My first favorite song is "Dancing Machine". I was only 5 but that song made me dance! I'm sure it was funny watching a skinny 5 yo trying to do the robot. My favorite memory of Michael is selecting the spot where his star sits on the Walk of Fame and watching him uncover it.

Michael Jackson has long earned my love and respect and those feelings will continue until the day I cross over and join him in heaven. Today, my heart is simply broken over this tragic, tragic loss.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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His talent, his legend is unquestionable...undeniable....unstoppable!

The world has truly lost one of its greatest treasures today.

Michael Jackson will Reign forever as the King of Pop!
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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"A crowd of about 75 people gathered in front of a Michael Jackson star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this afternoon, but it was actually the wrong star--this one was for the former KABC radio personality of the same name.

Jackson's real star near the front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard was covered by scaffolding in preparation for the "Bruno" movie premiere"

from

Michael Jackson's death: Fans gather at wrong Hollywood star | L.A. Now | Los Angeles Times
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Sherwood
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I couldnt' believe it. Thanks for linking the song. Whatever else he did or whatever, Michael had a beautiful voice and such a great talent and sweetness. I'm sorry he became a target during his short life, but I know he's in a better place. He looks so happy in that video, and I hope he got as much happiness from performing as we all did from his music. Here's one of my favorites. I remember running home after school for the World Premier of the Black or White video and I loved it. I hope it brings memories for some of you guys too
YouTube - Michael Jackson - Black Or White RIP Michael
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Why am I the only person not crying over this? Hello? Little kids are safer without him in this world.
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Originally Posted by neil0311 View Post
Lots of little boys and their parents are sleeping a little easier tonight.
I doubt that any parents who are silly enough to let their child spend the night alone in the house of a man they know nothing about really have the best concerns of their child at heart so your comment here is just tacky.

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Maybe I'm just uber-sensitive today - my dad died 6 years ago today - but must we speak ill of the dead (or nearly-dead) so hard upon the heels of his death?
You're not being uber-sensitive. No one is making people post here; if you don't have anything nice (or on topic) to say you should keep your comments to yourself.

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Say what you will about the man, but my memories of Michael are of his music, not the other stuff.
I didn't like a lot of aspects in his personal life but I loved his music, I'm sure they'll be doing a video marathon on one of the music channels soon.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: The Wine Country, CA
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It's sad that even now at this time, there are insensitive jerks who will still try to tear down a great man.

My first favorite song is "Dancing Machine". I was only 5 but that song made me dance! I'm sure it was funny watching a skinny 5 yo trying to do the robot. My favorite memory of Michael is selecting the spot where his star sits on the Walk of Fame and watching him uncover it.

Michael Jackson has long earned my love and respect and those feelings will continue until the day I cross over and join him in heaven. Today, my heart is simply broken over this tragic, tragic loss.

Very Well Stated!!! RIP Michael!!!
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Clermont Florida
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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... He knew how to put on a concert and anyone who was lucky enough to see one live was blessed.
I took my kids to see Michael in concert when he played at Mile High Stadium in Denver. I think it was 1983. Looking back on it, my kids were spoiled rotten. We were pretty wealthy then, and they had whatever they wanted and travelled extensively in a private aircraft, etc., etc. Yet I never really knew how they felt about their childhood until I was reading a term paper my son wrote his senior year in high school in 1987. He talked about going to the Michael Jackson Concert, and how he sat there watching him and thinking how lucky he was to be one of the "few" to see him live in concert. That was it. After 17 years of pampering and exotic travels (for kids), the highlight of his life was seeing Michael Jackson live -- with about 50,000 other fans.

We don't know what he may have done with kids. He stood trial and was found not guilty, so that's good enough for me. Yes, he was a strange cookie, but that's true of most geniuses -- which he was without question. He was the Elvis and the Beatles of his generation. Terribly troubled, greatly gifted, misunderstood, and untrusting. His music will live on for generations.

Rest in peace, Michael.

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Old 06-25-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Regardless of his past few years, Michael was and always will be an icon in my book. I grew up with the Jackson 5 and when Michael hit the scene, it was nothing like I had seen before. I wasn't around for Elvis or the Beatles and had to think that this is what it must have been like in that time.

I was just talking with my mom who is 68. She was talking about how much she has always loved Thriller. That album ran non-stop in my house. So many songs before that album were massive hits as well. I remember watching a concert of his on tv when I was younger and he was singing Billie Jean. He then did the moon-walk and the fans went nuts as did my sister and I. They played that clip on the news tonight. One moment I will NEVER forget. I remember when my cousin learned to do the moon-walk. It was crazy.

No one will come close to Michael Jackson performance wise. Music is awful today, people lip sync at their concerts, tv performances. He knew how to put on a concert and anyone who was lucky enough to see one live was blessed.

Say what you will about the man, but my memories of Michael are of his music, not the other stuff.
My sentiment exactly! He was a legend like no other.
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