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The greatest music legend of all times have passed away

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In loving memory

The Great Jackson Five

I am heart-broken...I lsitened to all his songs...I loved them!! So sad, really
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This is Knut the litte Icebear from the Berlin Zoo...

Knut is so cute...
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The unforgettable Jackson Five

...I wished I were alive and young during this time, considering all countless soulless, empty-headed and boring musicians of today, most of which can´t sing any more! only boring casted bands with no innovation and no style to be rembered!

Like Elvis Presley, J. Lennon, Michael Jackson will be the music legends of the 20th century, personally, I think that he even surpasses the first mentioned.
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Legacy and influence

Michael Jackson was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984. There are actually two stars bearing the name Michael Jackson in the walk, the other being that of the Los Angeles talk radio show host of the same name; while Jackson's name is marked with a record icon, the radio Jackson is denoted with a microphone icon. Jackson had a notable impact on music and culture throughout the world. He broke down racial barriers, transformed the art of the music video and paved the way for modern pop music in his own country. Jackson's work, distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced hip hop, pop and R&B artists, including Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and R. Kelly. For much of his career, he had an "unparalleled" level of worldwide influence over the younger generation through his musical and humanitarian contributions.

Throughout his career he received numerous honors and awards, including the World Music Awards' Best-Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium, the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award and the Bambi Pop Artist of the Millennium Award. He was a double-inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, once as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001. Jackson was also an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.His awards include multiple Guinness World Records (eight in 2006 alone), 13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and the sale of over 750 million records worldwide, making him the world's best selling male solo pop artist of all time.
Queues for a Michael Jackson concert in Berlin in June 1988

He was characterized as "an unstoppable juggernaut, possessed of all the tools to dominate the charts seemingly at will: an instantly identifiable voice, eye-popping dance moves, stunning musical versatility and loads of sheer star power". In the mid-1980s, Time described Jackson as "the hottest single phenomenon since Elvis Presley". By 1990, Vanity Fair had already cited Jackson as the most popular artist in the history of show business. Daily Telegraph writer Tom Utley called him an "extremely important figure in the history of popular culture" and a "genius". His total lifetime earnings from royalties on his solo recordings and music videos, revenue from concerts and endorsements have been estimated at $500 million; some analysts have speculated that his music catalog holdings could be worth billions of dollars.Cited as one of the world's most famous men, Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.
Don´t stop the music till you get enough (1979)

this tune will live on:cheers:

I can´t help it (early 80´s)

She is out of my life (1979)

Remember the Time (another great song of him)

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Human Nature (1983) such a beautiful and timeless song...that was often covered

Dirty Diana (1987)...great powerful song

what an athmosphere during concert.....Man in the mirror (1987)

Smooth Criminal video (it is next to perfection)

what an athmosphere during concert.....Man in the mirror (1987)

Smooth Criminal video (it is next to perfection)

matt thanks for these videos. it took me a coupel days before i could listen to his music. his death was like a family member passed
Wanna be startin´something (1982):banana::cheers:

I couldn't get my hand on the fan lottery ticket.
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