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The King of Pop thrilled youths and broke barriers

By Lasse Ellefsen

Michael Jackson (b. Michael Joseph Jackson, 1958) had an impact on music and people like few others. He started in the music industry already  as a child in the group “The Jackson 5″ along with his siblings, but eventually broke away and started his monumental solo career, which would eventually lead him to making no less than 13 nr.1 hits and winning 13 Grammy awards, and thus to justly claim the title as the undisputed “King of Pop”. 836 more words


Returning to Cellar 55 as H-Duo This Friday Evening

This Friday evening at Cellar 55 in Vancouver, WA, I will be joined by my H-Duo partner Jeff Haagenson.

Jeff and I have played in a full band together for nearly 13 years and off and on as duo.   83 more words

NUH AHHH: Britney Spears Hair Extension Falls Out Mid Performance

Someone’s wigologist is getting fired today!! You gotta use extra glue with all the hair whipping Britney does on stage.

Beyonce is somewhere right now saying ‘I hate when that happens’! 12 more words


Women, Ageing, Popular Music, and Madonna – a guest post from Abigail Gardner

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are taking the time to acknowledge the women who ‘made it happen’ in music. Dr. Abigail Gardner, co-editor of… 474 more words


Youth, popular music and political perspectives

Popular music features in young people’s lives in a variety of different ways and in a diverse range of contexts. (Bennett, 2000)

For a great many young people, popular music is an omnipresent aspect of their day to day existence… 847 more words

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A Seven Year-Old's Thoughts on Michael Jackson Before and After Thriller

My youngest daughter was perched at my husband’s computer the other day, while I sat opposite her in an armchair sorting through bills.

She was watching an early video of Michael Jackson’s – “Blame It on the Boogie” – and I couldn’t help but notice her face. 651 more words


The Eighty Eights - "She Fell in Love With James Bond" (1981)

Like any teenager, I listened to a lot of Top 40 radio back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. There were favourite songs that were big chart hits, but I would also like songs that were played when they were released, but not later, due to no chart success. 236 more words