This afternoon I heard the news that Michael Jackson was dead. I didn’t believe it at first but then I saw it on Twitter and the news. It was true. I was shocked and stunned. I grew up with Michael Jackson. He was a phenomenon in music. Hit after hit song. I remember seeing Thriller for the first time standing in a mall in Richardson Texas, watching it with dozens of other people staring at TV’s as the stores played his video for the first time. I also attended the Victory Tour concert in Dallas in 1984. It’s ironic that I am in the same city when I hear of his death.
Rest in peace Michael and thank you for the music.