I was putting together a post about Farrah when I heard the news about Michael Jackson. I'm just sharing a few of my favorite songs here, and I'm so much at a loss for words that I'm not going to point out the delightful costume choices.
My favorite Michael moments are from the early Jackson 5 days when he was just a cute kid with a fantastically soulful voice. This was the Michael I fell in love with.
Little Michael, I'll be There.
Got to Be There.
Here's my all-time favorite song by the Jackson 5. Never Can Say Goodbye.
On American Bandstand, Michael's debut as a solo artist at age 16,
I Wanna Be Where You Are.
And this song for me marked the shift from childhood to adult for the Jacksons, plus it gave me some of the most awkward moments in junior high school when all my friends were learning the robot and I realized I would never be groovy.
Or have boobs. Ever.
It's also the first glance we get at Michael's coming role as dance innovator. Dancing Machine.
Thank you Michael.