Friday, July 07, 2006
The King of Pop
In the review of a new book analyzing the life and times of the ever interesting Michael Jackson, Andrew O'Hagan recounts some of his more famous nicknames: "the Gloved One, the Baby Dangler, or the Prince of Pop, as he’s still sometimes known." I think it necessary to add "The King of Pop" to that list. After all, as O'Hagan himself notes, Jackson's Thriller "became the biggest-selling album of all time (fifty million sales, plus seven Top Ten singles)." Let it be said that so talented a performer, Michael Jackson, lacked nothing to reign save the Kingdom of Pop.