I can trace back many memorable moments of my childhood through adolescence to his music. I will never forget the first time I ever heard "Don't Stop Til you Get Enough": I was hooked.
After seeing the "Billie Jean" and "Thriller" videos, I wanted to DANCE. I would practice in my bedroom, trying to get all the moves right, mirroring the great one himself.
I'll never forget my naivety watching "Black or White" or "Scream" thinking, "What a Rockstar!"
Say whatever you want about him as a person...but as an Artist, he was on an entirely different level.
And deep down...I believe that he had a beautiful soul.