He was the very first African-American pop star, more than that.. the very first one after a long history of other pioneers like Harry Belafonte, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and many others.
Michael Jackson was an oustanding and unforgettable musician and singer.
Now, the music has suddenly stopped and it is the right time for an everlasting legend...
When I was 15 years old, I first listened to him, and the immediate result was me becoming his unconditional fan. Thriller made me admire him and Vincent Price more than ever (V. Price, the fabulous actor of many classic horror movies made the voice-off of this video). Then came along many other great songs, not only rhythm, but more deep lyrics about broken loves, Billie Jean, self-conscious, Man in the Mirror, and even social injustices like in the case of They Don´t Care About Us. Not for a moment forgetting the racial conflict in the US, Black and White, and the difficult man-made conditions of our once blue planet, Earth Song.
Like many other big stars and artists (for example, Marylin Monroe, Janis Joplin, and others) his life was full of problems, but this is another case. His music nevertheless was unanswerable exceptional.
Here goes this little tribute for him.
Nota en español: Esta entrada la he escrito en inglés, debido a que era su lengua y en ella fue como conocí su arte; en este idioma me expresé desde muy niña y acompañó mi infancia junto al castellano. Espero que no haya problemas de comprensión. Gracias.