Today is the tenth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, RIP.
I’ll be honest: I was never a rabid Michael Jackson fan, but I grew up in the 1980s. So Michael Jackson was everywhere. He was a cultural phenomenon during the Reagan era.
His breakout album, Thriller, 1982, coincided with my freshman year in high school. Whenever I hear “Billie Jean”, or the album’s title track, I am instantly taken back to those times.
I also remember the MTV music video for “Thriller”…back in the days when MTV still played music, that is!