My *DAD* jumped up and ran over to watch the TV the first time that he Moonwalked. The next day he came home with Thriller. We used to listen to "Off The Wall" at dinner. I remember being freaked out when he made the Pepsi commercial and his hair caught on fire. Freakin' "Beat It" was all you'd hear in the halls when I was in the 5th grade. There's no one else on earth that can even compare to the legend of this man. My god, Masai warriors recognized his picture!!
Yes he was allegedly bad (I'm not going there) but just try and listen to the song "Ben" and not realize that he was a product of an abusive and bizarre life. You don't get peaches from an olive tree, you know?
Just sad. He has three kids that look healthy and normal and they now have the Jackson family as their only legal guardians. Terrible.