Jackson’s impact on American pop music cannot be overstated. His signature vocal style, dance moves and military-inspired fashion sense also influenced pop culture worldwide. He earned worldwide acclaim for his 1982 Thriller album, produced by Quincy Jones.
His subsequent efforts, including his Bad album of 1987 and a collaboration with sister Janet, were also well received. His Thriller video, with its occult imagery and choreographed ensemble dance, helped launch the music video genre.
His increasingly bizzare behaviour and the constant cloud over his private life (and “love” of children) tarnished his image somewhat, but to those who grew up listening to his music, he’ll always be the greatest entertainer the world has ever seen.
Thank you Michael, go well.