Real Talk, was the death of Michael Jackson the biggest worldwide mourning for a musician? Has anyone come close? Elvis? Lennon?
I legit didn't care about MJ. But I didn't grow up with him and kinda thought his music was boring.
I know that isn't true -- I know he contributed to music significantly. Still don't / didn't like him.
(I also don't believe he molested kids. Only that he was probably super fucked up from his childhood and wanted to literally never grow up.)
yoko tainted his legacy
pic related is the only correct answer
well.. it wasn't michael who was important to music, it was quincy jones who made most of the music michael was known for, and the funk brothers is who made the music that made the jackson 5 important.
and they released all the information from neverland ranch, there was child porn all over.
does that mean he touched kids? no, but it makes it hard not to look in that direction
So you can continue to legit not care about him
I think MJ will probably be the most widely mourned death because of the fact that he was only 50 and about to do a final tour, was so incredibly popular globally, and was a pop musician in a time that wasn't so fragmented in terms of musical listening.
Every normal person through the 80s-90s listened to him.
I live in Memphis, and see the annual pilgrimages to Graceland for the anniversary of Elvis's death. He died before most of us were born, so we can't appreciate how big the reaction was. I don't think MJ even compares.
Lennon was probably bigger but MJ had the crazy death plus the insane media circus that followed it with the doctor and the lawsuits and all sorts of other shit. Just like his life his death became a fucking dragged out sideshow too.
I know in my house I heard nothing but MJ for a week straight, my parents were hit hard by that shit.
Fuck MJ! His death over shadowed Les Paul! Without Les Paul, and his innovations, MJ wouldn't be able to do at least 90% of the stuff he did, and yet Les Paul's death is a mere footnote while plebs still yammer on about MJ! Again, I say, fuck MJ!