Remembering Michael Jackson

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There’s not much we can say about the late Michael Jackson today on what would have been the King Of Pop’s 53rd birthday that has not already been said. He’s a source of endless inspiration for today’s musicians young and old, and his influence can be felt in nearly every genre of music. You can put a quarter in any jukebox in the country, select “Billie Jean,” and have a bar full of friends within five minutes. Michael Jackson’s music isn’t just entertainment; it’s a connecting force.

Instead of recapping everything he’s done for the music industry, for pop music and the sequined glove market (single-handedly… get it?), we invite you to share your favorite memories of Michael Jackson and what you’re doing to remember the pop music icon. I’ll start: “The Way You Make Me Feel.” On repeat. All day.

Happy birthday, Michael Jackson! To put it simply, thanks.

+ Let us know your favorite Michael Jackson memories in the comments below, including your favorite songs, performances and pop culture moments that you’ll always remember.