The King of Pop is Dead
So confirms The Los Angeles Times, and on the same day Farrah Fawcett dies, no less. While we and the rest of the known universe gather our thoughts and Jackson Five greatest-hits collections, here, from the Victory Tour, is Michael in his prime. Locals will recall well the three days during the summer of '84 -- July 13-15 -- when the Jacksons played their greatest hits to a sold-out Texas Stadium. And it was during the second show that Eddie Van Halen joined Michael to "Beat It," the only such time Van Halen guested during the tour, if memory serves. Because now, that's all that's left.
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