Michael Jackson Hospitalized - Update: LA Times Reports Jackson Has Died

American Sabra6/25/2009 6:17:10 pm PDT

re: #295 Mich-again

I was a huge fan of the J-5 when I was a little kid. They put out some of the very best of all the Motown songs, with the amazing little kid Michael as a 12 year old front man with his four older brothers backing him up. (I can remember Tito and Germaine, forgot the others’ names.) I remember the pop music rivalry with the Osmonds and even their competing Saturday morning cartoon shows. You had to pick your favorite. There was no doubt for me. Michael J was cool. Donny? Not a chance.

Michael turned out to be a strange bird for sure, but he was an amazing talent and I still like listening to anything he did with the J-5 and even some of the music he made later on as the King of Pop. Its a shame he’s gone. He was far too young.

May he rest in peace, but may his music live on.

Indeed! I was so in love with MJ as a kid. He’s just a couple years my senior. David Cassidy too, but he was a little older. But it was Teen Beat Michael on the bedroom walls. The cartoons were the worst, but I watched because they played 2 songs each episode if you remember. It was great.

I saw the Jackson 5 at their last show at the Orange Bowl in Miami in 1980-something. We had 5th row seats lol They were old, but it was fun and he’s something to watch.

A sad fellow for sure, but a legend never to be forgotten.