The Michael Jackson I grew up watching was a person who broke down walls and stereotypes. He was someone who paved the way for a lot of talented people of color. Michael Jackson effected a cultural shift felt worldwide. And yes, Michael Jackson was an incredible talent.
Michael's music was the theme of much of my life, as a kid in the '70's, a teenager in the '80's, and a young adult in the '90's. Michael was there. The very first concert I went to was a Jackson 5 concert in 1981 - 3rd row, center.
I will miss Michael Jackson's music. And I know his family will miss his love.