Right. It’s on‚ There will be a mass moonwalk at 6pm tonight at Liverpool Street station.Who can help organise? We’re going to need music, for a start. Can anyone help with that?Call me on 07508 000 008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re up for helping out.I’ll update this post with more Flash Mobbery at it’s finest.
Mr. Jackson, 50, who went from boy wonder to global pop superstar to sad figure haunted by lawsuits, paparazzi and failed plastic surgery, died Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital.
NEW YORK – When Michael Jackson anointed himself “King of Pop” over two decades ago, there was considerable rumbling about his hubris: Yes, he may have become a world sensation with record-setting sales of “Thriller,” and yes, he may have had a string of No. 1 hits with smashes like “Billie Jean” and “Beat It,” but the KING OF ALL POP MUSIC?
Surely, in a modern music history that has given us Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and so many other greats, that title was more than a bit inflated.
But in actuality, Jackson understated his significance.
Michael Jackson will be remembered, most likely, as a shattered icon, a pop genius who wound up a mutant of fame. That’s not who I will remember, however. His mixture of mystery, isolation, indulgence, overwhelming global fame, and personal loneliness was intimately known to me. For twenty years I observed every aspect, and as easy as it was to love Michael — and to want to protect him — his sudden death yesterday seemed almost fated.
Music icon Michael Jackson has died after going into cardiac arrest in Los Angeles at the age of 50. Get the latest.