The past week saw the 20th anniversary of the death of music legend Freddie Mercury. To commemorate this sad passing guest writer Conor Luke Barry takes a look back at the lfe of the one and only Michael Jackson.
While feeling up women at the local discotheque a song came on the jukebox that was so emotionally evocative that I halted my groping and let the music take sexual advantage of my eardrums. Later, a conversation with my best friend Roy led to the discovery that this mystery tune was the toe-tapping popular music hit ‘Earth Song’ by Michael Jackson, followed by Roy literally shitting himself to death upon the discovery that I was not a fan of Jackson’s career. At Roy’s funeral I wondered what it was that gave Jackson that special edge over other popular music artists; I wondered how he could possibly be superior to artists such as Wings, Lou Bega or the radio. Hesitantly, I began my investigation.
Michael pictured here with his son Prince