Michael Jackson at 50!

30 Aug

Say it ain’t so….Can the musical Peter Pan really be 50?

While MJ is definitely not your “typical” superstar, one cannot deny his contribution to popular music.  From his debut at age 11 as part of the Jackson 5 to the heady days of Thriller, Michael has been a major influence in Top 40 music.  However, while his music has been consistent, his looks have been ever-changing.

While his obvious struggles with his looks are tragic, his music has been cutting edge throughout his career.

  I’ll Be There, Jackson 5

  Jackson 5, The “Fly” Years

  Blame it on the Boogie, The Jacksons

  Beat It, Michael Jackson

  Thriller,  Michael Jackson

Look out AARP.


Posted by on August 30, 2008 in Music History, music legends


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3 responses to “Michael Jackson at 50!

  1. Colette

    August 30, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    sorry, this is off topic, but I just had to send some music out to those of you in or near the path of the storm Gustav. I know not everyone, especially folk younger than me, can appreciate the genius of Bob Dylan, craggy voice and all. But this is a beautiful song worth hearing right now from “Blood on the Tracks” — aptly titled “Shelter From the Storm”:

    And a proper sentiment from Aretha — “I Say a Little Prayer for You” — which I do too….

  2. karma

    August 31, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Hard to believe this pop icon has hit the big 5-0. One of the first vinyl albums I owned as a kid was his “Off the Wall.” Madonna’s in her 50’s, and my fav from Duran Duran, Simon LeBon, will turn 50 this October. Wow, makes me feel old. Anyone else relate to Bowling for Soup’s “1985” like I do?

  3. samuel

    September 18, 2008 at 5:07 am

    i am proud of mj. not all great people live to witness such age. he is my mentor and i hope tobe as greater and even greater than he is in music wise.


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