Now I pride myself on only ever writing about things I want to on this blog, and not writing about something just because everyone else is talking about it.
But the passing of Michael Jackson is a historical day for music and popular culture, and I couldn’t just simply let it pass without a mention.
When I heard the news I was driving to work along the motorway and my mouth was hanging open with shock for the rest of the journey. A legend was dead, and although I was never a massive fan, I don’t think there are many people who don’t have some sort of memory attached to some of his work.
The man had a strange, sad life in many ways, and perhaps he was the original car crash celebrity. But he will be missed and always remembered.
Rest in Peace, Jacko.