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MICHAEL JACKSON Celebration Of Life - Share Your Memory

MICHAEL JACKSON Celebration Of Life

1958 - 2009

Michael Jackson tributeToday will be a moment the world stood still to celebrate the magic ...the music...the man in the mirror.

Bits and pieces of my life took place along with a song. As I hear a Michael Jackson song, I remember where I was and what I was doing.

The first time I heard Thriller...I watched the video on MTV.

It was the first time I had ever had the chance to see MTV and I was in a hotel room in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I left it on for 48 hours! I couldn't get enough. In 1992, I spoke with as I worked at a job in The Sharper Image. It was one of his favorite places to shop.

I have lived in Los Angeles I can imagine how everyone will converge on the Staples Center to pay respects. 

Since I can't be there...I will be thinking of the music from here. When I awoke this morning the song "Man In The Mirror" was stuck in my head. Maybe I'm supposed to make that change. I'm starting with me.

Share your memory and sign my tribute guest book below...


Comment balloon 15 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • July 07 2009 06:07AM


When I was a teenager (aging myself) we would dance and dance and dance to the Thriller album. It just didn't get any better. I still have Thriller on my IPod

Posted by Jennifer Zammit, A.C.C.I. (Realty Executives Elite Ltd.) over 9 years ago

Lizette, he was a great entertainer, maybe the best.  I hope his memory isn't tainted by the circus that's going on now.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 9 years ago

Gabe, I am with you... A circus this is going to be...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 9 years ago

In 4th or 5th grade we sang Heal The World for our "graduation".  I've always loved MJ, I'm sad that he's gone and that he had a rough life.  Hope he's finally at peace.



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) over 9 years ago

like Kathleen, I hope he finds peace - what a tortured talent.

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) over 9 years ago

Jennifer - One thing for sure...when Thriller was playing you just couldn't sit still for long.

Gabe - I agree. I hope it doesn't get too crazy. He wouldn't have wanted everyone to make such a fuss.

Michael - Maybe the only cirus will be the Ringling Brothers arriving to Staple Center for a show. I hope...

Kathleen - That's a great memory. I think he did find peace even if total by accident.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

Janice - That is the sad part for sure. I can't wait to hear all the new music he has stored in the vault for years.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

An incrdeible talent but his memory being tainted was not done by the circus.  He managed to do that all by himself.

Posted by Edward Bachman, Your Kingwood TX Realtor (EXIT REALTY SOLUTIONS) over 9 years ago

He was an incredible talent and even though he recently passed I have missed him for a long time now.  I choose to remember him as a talented young musician, not the freak show he was the last 15 years. 

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 9 years ago

Amazing how everywhere, everyone is drawn into his memorial. Just an amazing guy for sure, He'll be missed. I thought he was terrific and a larger than life talent.

May he rest in peace.


Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 9 years ago

RIP, Michael Jackson

Lizette I just read your terrific post about you meeting Michael Jackson in 1992. It brought back an old memory that I had almost forgot. While I never met or spoke to Michael Jackson I followed him home once. lol

It was around 1980 I was living in LA, Sherman Oaks. I was at a music store in Encino. I recognized Michael who was speaking to the valley girl behind the counter. From what I could over hear it sounded like he didn't have any money with him and then he left the store. I went up to the valley girl cashier and said "that was Michael Jackson" she looked at me like I was a weirdo.

I knew it was him so I walked out to the parking lot and sure enough he gets into a purple Rolls Royce. I followed the purple Rolls Royce west on Ventura Boulevard to Woodland Hills all the way up a winding canyon road until it turned into the private Neverland ranch.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (The Corcoran Group) over 9 years ago

Lizette, I just remember all the great music like that on the Thriller album and all the music during the disco days. He will be missed for sure.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Never again will there be a Michael Jackson.   Glad he was part of our generation.   May he rest in peace.    

Posted by Connie King over 9 years ago

Hi Lizette~ He was extremely talented, that is for sure.  Too bad he could never find contentment in his life on earth.  Hopefully he is content where he is right now.... 

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Lizette, Great Post, He was most certainly a great ENTERTAINER, with so much TALENT, and to die so young, He will be missed especially by his family. I feel for his Mother because it would be the worst thing ever to lose a child. May God give comfort them and  May He Rest in Peace!

Loved your post about meeting him. Thanks so much for sharing!


Posted by Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky" (USA Realty,Inc.) over 9 years ago

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