Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

You've probably heard that Michael Jackson died this afternoon at the age of 50. I was an intern at MTV when the Billie Jean video was delivered. Gale Sparrow was my boss. She gathered everyone around a TV to watch the 3/4" tape, which was fresh from Epic Records up the street. I think we watched it a few times. It was ground breaking: the music, the choreography, the production. We were all sucked in. Needless to say, that launched the Thriller album, which is the second or third biggest selling album of all time. It was a magical moment being one of the first to experience that video.

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