People are so strange. Because of this sudden death, now this absolute lunatic is being revered as if he were freaking Bach or something.
Unless you are an American who bought all that bubblegum disgrace MJ churned out during the 70s and 80s, why would anyone ever call this guy "greatest entertainer in history" or something like that?
You people need some perspective in your lives. MJ was just a media phenomenon, without any musical quality. He was also a deeply disturbed person that would have been sent to a mental institution if he weren't rich and famous. Does anyone really think a guy who admitted having "sleepovers" with little children is sane? A guy who held a baby off a balcony?
Now you get those fake, phony messages of regret from guys who hated him just because they don't wanna lose the huge marketing tide that's about to come.
You gotta love the showbiz and the absurd lack of perspective always associated with it.
I think MJ had great musical quality. Off the Wall is a very good album. He had the moves, he was very rithmic, and could sing in a very decent way. But after Off the Wall, Thriller was just too plain pop (had some good songs like Billie Jean also), and then I think it was too pop.
Off course the media made him the king of pop but he could entertain a lot in the disco era of first decade of 80´s, even I, as a Kid, used to thought his songs very energetic in the begin of 90´s. Maybe he wasn´t the best, but at the first solo years he was at least a good entertainer.
Then when it comes to the accusations, I don´t think he´s a pedophile, he was just too innocent for the adult world. Let´s say that you take care of some children boys and girls and sleep with some children in the same bed the same way you would with your son or nephew, you just don´t go telling around. He was really screwed.