My sons only knew him as the disturbing caricature of what he became, a celebrity whose appearance was odd and whose behaviors were odder.
But, I grew up with Michael Jackson the star. I knew all the words to "ABC" and "Ben." I danced to "Thriller" and "Beat It" and his other hits. No trip to Disneyland was complete without a viewing of Michael Jackson's "Captain EO," with its theme of how music can change the world. When he was good, he was amazing! His concerts were always sold out. And everyone of my generation tried to Moonwalk.
Rest in peace, Michael Jackson