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Michael Jackson has died

Discussion in 'TV/Movies & Celebrity Gossip' started by mumof2, Jun 25, 2009.

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    Indeed. The effects of child abuse can be devastating.
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    RIP Michael :redroses:


    I remember listening to the thriller album over and over again. What a truly great talent who will be sorely missed.

    I saw him at Aintree racecourse in 1988, what a concert and such an allround fantastic entertainer. He was and will remain in peoples memories as a global megastar.
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    exactly the same as me dawn im still totally stunned hes no longer with us

    the man was god in my musical eyes :)
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    heard tht earlier this morning M and they want answers much much quicker than 6 weeks too
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    The truth will never really be known. I don't mean to sound cynical, but that is what I feel right now. :(

    I wanted to share this. I was talking with Mama last evening and she brought up Michael saying how sad she was that he had died. (Mama has always been a huge lover of the MoTown sound and loved Michael from the time he was a little boy). She talked a bit and then said (DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER JOHNNIE!!!) "He had it all over Elvis. I never cared for him. I didn't like the way he danced. It was dirty."

    I was speechless!!! Elvis was a dirty dancer, so Mama didn't like him, but she thought "that poor little boy" was just "beautiful and such a good singer and dancer!" Ummmm... ok. Never argue with Mama (but I sure do wonder if she watched some of the same videos as I did back in the 80's)! :eek:
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    i guess not Tink!
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    I know! I'm thinking of the videos/numbers where he was quite suggestive! :eek: I really thought he was an incredible dancer, and very evocative. No one could deny that he was extremely sensual in his movements, eh?

    However, that's Mama's way. He was a beautiful little boy to her, and could do no wrong. Elvis was a "man" and should have "known better."
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    :lol: oh bless your Mama Tink, I can just imagine the conversation!
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    :tongue: your mama wasn't paying close attention to those performances was she?
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    I honestly don't know Johnie. :unsure: I am of the mind that she is focused on the young Michael and not the fierce talent we all relate to. I very well remember the controversy that surrounded some of his very overt dance moves...

    I just find it incredibly amusing that Mama would find Elvis "dirty." I don't know why, it just amuses me. Better to laugh, eh? :sigh:

    Weird thing? My Da sounds like Elvis when he sings. :yes: Not a dead ringer, mind but quite the same range and tone. I said that once when I had heard Elvis singing one of my "Da's songs" :D on the radio. Mama was NOT amused and told me that my Da "most certainly DID NOT sound like anyone but HIMSELF!" Never made that mistake again. (But he does too remind you of Elvis when he sings...). :eek: Shhhhh...
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    Well the time frame when Elvis was doing his thing was a much more puritanical time. Michael was in the 70's and 80's where things were much looser.

    Kind of the same way everyone talks about how long the Beatles hair was. My goodness, it's not long at all! But my perspective comes from a generation later.

    The moves they do nowadays makes Elvis look like he should be dancing in church :tongue:
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    Dancing in CHURCH??? Surely you jest! :wink:

    Yep. The front runners, those who "introduced" the "new and cutting edge" music, look, thoughts, etc. are the ones who are usually remembered as the most shocking...
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    Seriously still can't believe this :( I am just in shock.
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    I am just devastated . RIP Michael !
    MJ was the real life form of Peter Pan . That never grew up .
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    I heard all sorts of details about his autopsy yesterday. He was such a private person, he never would have wanted anyone to know those things.....
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    Tell us Johnie . I haven't been able to bring myself to watch it . I have been traumatized enough . There is a special on tomorrow night . I'll be crying .
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    They said he was mostly bald and had been wearing a wig, he was emaciated, there was absolutely nothing in his stomach but pills, his ribs were broken from the CPR, he had several needle marks throughout his body (including the adrenalin they used to try to restart his heart), they said there was scarring from at least 13 possible plastic surgeries. That's all I can remember right now.

    My sister was telling me last night that she heard Michael wanted to will the Beatles collection to Paul McCartney. I hope that is true. They used to be such good friends till Michael bought it right out from under Paul.

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