Today In Music, June 25th

The Day The Music Died.

Depending on your age, taste in music and whether or not you spend your life completely detached from popular culture, you’ll have a day “The Music Died”.

Millions across the world can tell you what they were doing and their feelings when Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, and George Harrison died. They may span a generation but to the fans, all that mattered was that their hero had gone.

Today, another superstar’s name joins that list – Michael Jackson.

Whatever you think of him, no-one can deny he was one of the most talented pop performers ever and one of the biggest selling artists of all time.

For the last few years, Jackson’s life had been troubled to say the least but now isn’t a time to sift through his problems. I’d rather just celebrate his career with a selection of his work.

Here he is with “Ben” from the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour from 1972.

Promo video for “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” from 1979.

The “Thriller ” promo video from 1983.

Earth song from 1995.

Michael Jackson, 1959 – 2009. R.I.P.

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