Very true, OG, particularly with Michael Jackson. The only elements of his music which were lifted from mediocrity were those steered by Quincy Jones. Without him, Jackson would have been just another bit part player in pop music.Although John Donne's words are very appropriate and there is obviously a sense of loss but they keep going on about "his" music. It does rankle that the arrangers and musicians seem to have been omitted from the praise.
Totally true but are you suggesting that Jackson did all the arranging and playing?Five of Jackson's solo albums – "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory," are among the top-sellers of all time. During his career, he sold an estimated 750 million records , released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a few artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and "Thriller" as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. He won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award.
may he rest in peace
Good musician? maybe, but I just can't get past the awful damage he did to others, especially some children. He was a twisted individual who seriously needed someone's help. Sorry, as you know me by now you'll realise that this is just my honest and sometimes outspoken opinion, which I'm only too happy to share with you all. I do genuinely feel sorry for those he left behind and my thoughts are with them.