The very first album I bought was Thriller. It was 1982 and I was in the fifth grade. I saved up my allowance and went to the mall to buy it with my own money. I listened to that album on my record player in my bedroom for hours. It was life changing.
A few months later, my Dad bought a Betamax tape player. We could now watch movies at home! It was revolutionary. My Dad took me, my brother, and my sister to the local video store in the strip mall around the corner.
We could pick out any video we wanted. It would be the very first video we would ever watch in our house.
We picked out The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
“Don’t you want to rent a MOVIE?” Dad said.
NOPE, we wanted to watch Michael.
Rest in peace, King of Pop. May God bless your children and may we all remember you as an amazing entertainer and influential musical icon.