Michael Jackson… In Your Words

June 26, 2009 | By Bridget Burns | Archive, Entertainment

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As promised, we have delivered a few more shots of our mourned pop icon to www.gettyimages.com.  Above, Jackson sits in a New York City subway car in 1987 during the filming of the Martin Scorsese directed music video; Bad.

Everyone has a Michael story.  Maybe his album was the first one you bought with your own money because your parents wouldn’t.  Maybe you sat next to him wearing a disguise on  bus in Florida (as my aunts co-worker did).  Perhaps you saw him browsing the aisles at Virgin Mega Store like it was the most natural thing in the world.   What does Michael Jackson mean to you?  See more unearthed Michael Jackson imagery here.

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  • http://linkenin.com/in/LeolaCanada7 Leola Canada

    I remember watching Michael Jackson performing on the Ed Sullivan Show, and I was about 5 years old, sitting there with my grandparents watching him and his brothers put on an awesome performance. My grandparents experienced the Great Depression, WWII, and racism against Blacks in the United States. You could imagine what we were feeling as a Black family watching Michael and his blood brothers on National TV in 1959 perform in our livingroom Live! A lot of black people didn’t even have TV’s, but we did. My grandfather always said, that when I Black man perfected something, he would run circles around a white man. And was not never lying about that.

    THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF MICHAEL JACKSON WILL GO ON FOREVER AND HE WILL BE TAUGHT IN THE SCHOOLS AND IN THE HISTORY BOOKS, LIKE SHAKESPEARE AND EINSTEIN, THOMAS EDISON, AND PRESIDENTS!

    WE LOVE YOU MIKE, AND WE NEVER FORGET YOU!

    TEARS ARE IN MY EYES TYPING THIS EMAIL MESSAGE!
    AND MICHAEL JACKSON’S MUSIC IS PLAYING ON MY RADIO
    CNN IS ON MY TELEVISON SCREEN AND THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT
    YOU MICHAEL JACKSON
    MY TELEPHONE IS RINGING AND ITS A FRIEND TALKING ABOUT
    YOU MIKE

    WE LOVE YOU, WE LOVE YOU, WE LOVE YOU!

    AMERICA LOVES YOU AND THE WORLD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH, AND
    WE WILL MISS YOU DEARLY!

    MICHAEL YOU ALWAYS SPOKE OF LOVE IN YOUR MUSIC, AND YOU ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT GIVING AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE, AND YOU REMINDED US TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAN IN THE MIRROR!

    NOTHING BUT LOVE FOR YOU MIKE!

  • http://blog.gettyimages.com abbie

    -x- i am upset about his death i shall never forget the legandary king of pop -x-

  • http://www.mjsite.com Brooklyn

    he is so cute in that subway car with his sunglasses on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I <3 the song bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Barbara

    Everything ….. he has given so much and it is part of the fabric of my life – poetry, art, music, dance, song and love to each and every one of us on this planet. Because of him I am a better person, right down to the charities and children’s lives I am involved with.
    We need to share the love around the world, just like he taught us – we make so many new friends on all the fan sites it is wonderful. Seeing all the youngsters enthralled by him, just as we were is so exciting – his legacy will live on and hopefully the amazing humanitarian that he was – will one day be acknowledged by the media.
    God bless you Michael RIP – It’s all for love …… L.O.V.E.

  • http://www.fabricshowercurtainsite.com/ Daniel from Fabric Shower Curtains

    RIP Michael, you were far too beautiful to ever be fully appreciated in this world x

  • http://rayochuo.jimdo.com/jimdo/ Albert Johnson

    Really great article. I just came by your website and wanted to state that I have really enjoyed exploring your posts. Any way, I’ll be subscribing to your feed and also I’m hoping you write again shortly!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3InznOCWOs tattoo design

    I cannot believe MJ has gone. I cannot stop listening to his amzing tracks again and again

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    MJ’s music and legacy will live on forever