Michael Jackson Vanity Fair September 2009 Tribute Cover
The day Michael Jackson died the internet stood still, Google crashed and people committed suicide. The king of pop death was transformed into a huge circus. I haven’t written about it because I am still disgusted.
If you choose to buy the Michael Jackson one here are a few fragments from what you’ll find inside.
Love. “No I don’t date, no. I like girls and everything, but [laughs] … Oh, you think I’m one of those? No! I’m just not that interested right now.” — Jackson in February 1977
Fame. “And a lot of entertainers don’t know this, but interviewers help entertainers 100%. I don’t mean promotion-wise; I mean like when they ask you questions, it helps you to look at your future yourself.” — Jackson in February 1977
Career. On the first mix of the Thriller album: “It was terrible. And I cried at the listening party. I said, ‘I’m sorry — we can’t release this.’ … Everybody at the record company was screaming that we had to have it out and there was a deadline. … So we re-did a mix a day. … We were overworked, but it all came out OK.” — Jackson in 1984