I know I don’t usually talk about pop culture and, frankly, I’m not a big fan of it. But after seeing a couple of videos of one my favorite songs of his, I have to comment.
Whether you liked his music or not, you have to admit he was one heck of an entertainer. I have two videos to offer as evidence:
Billie Jean – live at the Grammys in 1984
You’ll remember this year as the year he won a record 8 Grammys. Check out this video (note that the sound and video get disconnected and stay that way):
This is the Grammys, people. The most talented, well-known and, arguably, least given to being star-struck people in the world. Screaming like 15-year-old girls. Insane.
Next, check out his 30-year anniversary performance of the same song.
A stadium full of people go NUTS when he pulls out a glove. People crying when he puts on a hat. Unbelievable.
I don’t know or care about his personal life but I’ll say one thing. One of the best entertainers the world has ever seen died today. I wish him the best.