In Honor Of Michael Jackson’s 58th Birthday

On August 29, 1958, a genius prodigy was born in a little town in Indiana called Gary.  

At the time, Nobody could have guessed that the sweet little angel bundled in his mother’s loving arms was destined to be known all around the world.

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As he grew in knowledge and favor among his peers and family, people began to take notice of the precocious, little youngster, who first became a Dancing Machine to the rickety sound of the family’s old washer.

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Words could not describe the Pride and Joy his mother felt the first time she fully realized the gift that he had when she heard his endearing voice singing in front of an audience at the tender age of five.

As he became the lead singer of the Jackson 5, the sweet Melodie of his voice and his natural charms quickly won the hearts of people. They marveled at his talent and ability to convey such depth of emotion in song. He was an old soul beyond his time and had just as much command of the stage as his idols James Brown and Jackie Wilson.

The Jackson’s immediately shot to fame quicker than anyone could have imagined. Some would even say it was Much Too Soon for a child so young to be a veteran of the stage by the time he was 10.

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Then one day, Destiny started to call his name and he felt the pull to answer the call.

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He loved his family dearly, but his heart was leading him in another path. As his faith grew, so did his motivation. He set a written plan in motion and followed it to the letter.

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MJ’s 1979 Manifesto

He began Workin’ Day and Night to create a new image and new music like the world had never seen.

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Though many thought his career was over after the Jackson’s, he proved them wrong. His albums and short films were one Thriller after another. He could do it all and better than those who came before him. He became a producer, songwriter, actor, director, inventor, artist, businessman, humanitarian, philanthropist, innovator and trendsetter. Everything he touched seemed to turn to gold.

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The excitement and the flurry that his dancing, singing and bigger than life presence shot his fame out of orbit to a level of celebrity popularity like we have never seen. He drove all his fans to a frenzy: young and old, male and female.

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Many times, the Price of Fame would prove to be many times painful. Though he could not always find a place to Xscape, he never let his personal pain stop him from using his hard earned success to help others and to raise our consciousness about the social issues that troubled him. His heart was even bigger than his fame and whatever he set out to do, he did it with much passion and conviction. He taught us to look at the Man in the Mirror and be the change that we want to see in the world.

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Though Michael is no longer with us in the present, his spirit lives through his monumental artistic achievements and humanitarian efforts.

Those of us who were blessed to witness his rise and incarnation as the King of Pop, will always Remember the Time when a Michael Jackson song has been associated to a special memory or event in our lives.  The relevance and joy of his musical body of work will never be forgotten, nor can we ever forget the extraordinary man that he was and the principles he stood for.

Michael, we thank you for all that you have done for your fans and for all mankind.

We will always love and miss you.

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WITH LOVE,

 FROM ALL THINGS MICHAEL

 

14 thoughts on “In Honor Of Michael Jackson’s 58th Birthday

  1. @vallieegirl : I don’t believe it was you who did this Post ! For starts , MJ’s birthday was changed from August 29th to August 28th … Then , a somebody else’s baby pic was used as baby Michael ! What is happening ?!
    The guy who is this baby boy dressed in red already made a Post with all the photos of this photo shoot , proving that this baby wasn’t baby Michael . He says he has no idea why everybody decided his baby pic is baby Michael ! So , if I’m really wrong , vallieegirl ,
    clarify me … No disrespect intended …

    • Nora, I’ve already explained that I made a typo on his birth date. As far as the picture is concerned, I’m not privy to the information you that shared about the baby picture not being Michael. If it is not Michael, I will take it off. I am human and will make mistakes. I didn’t have time to work on a tribute for Michael in advance of his birthday, but I wanted to do something. I did the post late at night two hours before his birthday when I was too tired to function. Next time, I will not post anything if I don’t have the time or the clarity to do it. I apologize if I have offended anyone with my mistakes and this will be the last time I will comment about it.

  2. A great tribute to an amazing human being and the most gifted performer ever. Just what I wanted to see today. Thanks, Val!

    Happy Birthday, Michael. Love you for all times!

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