I had a very busy yesterday and since I started working out, I got home really tired and needed to rest my head to prepare for today, I barely laid my tired body on the bed before my phone rang out loud beside my ears, Oohh, I reluctantly rolled over and got it, it was my colleague calling, I could barely hear him but soon it struck me……Michael Jackson is dead he said; then I woke up, are you joking? I asked him? Then he ran out of airtime….
I went back to bed only to get to the office this morning and saw the news, the thriller is dead, the man who loved the Liberian girl can no longer get her, his short trousers that reveal his ankle would no longer have high patronage. Wacko Jacko is gone…. Its ironic that tickets for his upcoming concert is still on sale but the artist is resting in peace.
Well for a black turned white man, he stole the hearts of us all in our teenage years, there is a lot to be said about this man, who lived for only 50 years but touched so many lives in different ways, I searched for facts about him and you would enjoy these facts especially Number 20…..lol
1. His favorite animated character was Pinocchio
2. When he was a child his favorite books included Rip Van Winkle and The Old Man and the Sea
3. Michael Jackson was very ticklish
4. Saint Vincent, an island in the Caribbean, once issued Michael Jackson stamps
5. The singer once owned a boa constrictor called “Muscles”
6. As a youngster he used to put spiders in sister La Toyah’s bed
7. He played a scarecrow in The Wiz, a movie version of the Wizard of Oz
8. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one for himself and one as part of the Jackson Five)
9. Quincy Jones nicknamed him “smelly” – a slang term similar to “funky”
10. Jackson described his own voice on early Jackson 5 records as “like Minnie Mouse”
11. He was a big fan of The Three Stooges
12. He is an Exeter City fan
13. He had two llamas called Louis and Lola
14. Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one in the US Billboard chart.
15. In 1984 he won eight Grammy’s – the joint highest amount ever won by one person in a single year
16. He gave his first public performance at the age of 5 singing Climb Every Mountain
17. He had eight brothers and sisters
18. His marriage to Lisa-Marie Presley lasted only 19 months
19. Jackson paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of to Sony in 1995 for $95 million Continue reading