It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since Michael Jackson’s death.
This year, there are many tributes celebrating the life and music of “The King of Pop”, and Jeffrey Paul Bobrick, my friend and fellow musician was invited back by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network to once again share his song with MJ fans.
Jeffrey, a long-time Michael Jackson fan, performed his original song “Michael (The One and Only” at a Memorial Service at the Harlem State Office Building on Friday, June 25th, 2010. Check out the video below.
My cousin, the Miami poet MC Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns created a dance tribute last year after Michael Jackson died.
For the anniversary of MJ’s passing, Butterfly’s aiming to get 1000 YouTube views of the video. Her dance tribute, filled with classic MJ songs and dance moves, is basically a sincere love letter from a long-time fan. Check out the video and see for yourself.
Back in the day, Butterfly wore a silver glove all the time – for real!!!
Today’s obituary for Michael Jackson is one that I definitely hadn’t expected to have to write yet, and most definitely, one that I am loathe to even begin. But fortunately, I’m a blogger, not a journalist, so I can create my Michael Jackson tribute however I see fit.
Besides, there are not enough words to express what the world is feeling right now.
Instead, I’ll just feature one of my favorite songs sung by Michael Jackson: “Who’s Loving You”, which was recorded by The Jackson 5 when Michael was still a young pup. Whenever I hear this song, I am blown away by Michael’s musical gifts. No matter what name you could ever throw at me, to this day, I’ve never heard this kind of singing talent in anyone so young.
The world is in shock and mourning today because of Michael Jackson’s legacy as an entertainer. His music and performances have the power to move us, and touch us deeply. He was truly “The King of Pop”.
My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the Jackson Family.