He's one of the few musicians I've been listening to since I was six years old.  I've long thought I Want You Back is one of the best songs, period.  She's Out of My Life has for a long time been a personal favorite, as is GirlfriendBillie Jean survives being overplayed on muzak.  Off the Wall is an underrated album, as is History.  His personal legacy is perhaps a dubious one, but he was one of the great dancers and entertainers of his century and it is a shock to read of his passing.  The J. Randy Taraborelli biography, despite stopping in the early 90s, is very good.

Today was not a good day for the 1980s (Fawcett, McMahon).


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