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He was Bad.  He was Untouchable.  His swift dance moves tapped your soul.  He rocked. He stopped crowds, wowing them with his music and moves.  On this day, June 25, 2010, Michael Jackson is missed and honored around the world. 

The legend died one year ago at his Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest.  Fans remember the legendary great sayin his music lives forever.   SmoothJazzTimes pays tribute to Michael Jackson by talking to his fans. 

“Michael Jackson, was one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived, said Carla McClain of Memphis, Tennesee. “It’s amazing to me,  despite the controversy that surrounded him, it was still evident that he was the greatest musician of all times. I don’t know what else to say. That’s what comes to my mind when I think about him.”

 “I love Michael Jackson’s music to this very day. I grew up watching him during the Motown sounds and  each time I hear his music, I am moved,” said Curtis Moses of  Washington, DC.   

“Micael Jackson is a legendary great.  His music is unbelievable.  To this day when you listen to it.. the songs sound as if they’re still number one hits.  Michael was a genius,” said Denise Rhine of Houston, Texas.

 “I remember being a child and Michael was the best performer I ever knew about.  I listened to his music  throughout high school and the older I got he just kept getting bigger and bigger.   e year went by so fast – it’s still unbelievable that he’s gone.  He was an icon, said Wendell Betton of St. Louis , Missouri.

“I think Michael Jackson represents excellence.  There’s no musician like him.   Even the second of his hand movements is calculated, or the way he turned his head or his foot at the end of his moves were  just awesome.  He was loving and kind.  I just think he is the greatest.  He is the standard when it comes to music  and entertainment,  said Sherri Green of Little Rock, Arkansas.

 Micheal Jackson was dedicated to his music and fans.  He leaves behind loving family, friends, and faithful fans.

  “I think it’s important to give the best way I can – through song, dance and music.  I am committed to my art.  I feel I was chosen as an instrument to give harmony to the world.”

                -Micheal Jackson said to Oprah Winfrey during an interview.










About Author

Kim Betton is the founder and editorial director of The award winning television anchor/reporter and producer has worked in markets across the U.S. including NBC4 & USA Sky Radio in Washington, DC, WBKW-TV Buffalo, New York, FOX 13 News Memphis and KARK4 / FOX 16 News in Little Rock. Kim has a true love for good music! She is also a vocalist for smooth jazz and Broadway show tunes. Her love for music and the arts inspired her to launch this magazine. If you have a story idea email her at Thanks for checking us out! Enjoy!

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