Last week we remembered Michael Jackson as his birthday rolled around. The King of Pop changed the music world as we know it. He changed my life, and he started making music long before I was even thought about. Even though I didn't grow up during his prime, he definitely made a mark on my musical world; his music shows up on my iPod every day. I think his songs are completely timeless. My parents can listen to him, I will listen to him, and even my little sister listens to him. He truly spanned every generation with his music. And that was powerful.
I remember the day he died like it was just yesterday. I heard that he was in the hospital and turned on the television. I remember flipping back and forth between CNN and Fox, waiting for an update. I wanted to hear something, anything. Then, when the news broke that he passed away, I just broke down into tears. A legend was gone.
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