Michael Jackson was a legendary icon from as far back as I can remember. From our emulating the Moonwalk in grade school to sporting single studded gloves in the late 80s (a trend in which I thankfully did not partake), his influence on pop culture stretches far beyond his influence in music alone.
Overexposed in the news, yes. Nuclear missiles on the horizon, of course. But how can I have a music blog without at least paying some respect? Rest in peace, MJ.
Here are a few live performances that I find particularly rad…
First performance of the Moonwalk at Motown’s 25th Anniversary, 1983