Michael Jackson: The Master of the Music Videos Passes Away

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 26, 2009 in Television

Michael Jackson: A record player from the 80s

Above: A vintage Michael Jackson record player from the 80s, photographed by Dan Jones.

With the passing of Michael Jackson everyone is focused on title “the king of pop” but to me his contribution was much more important in another area: The fine art of making music videos. This is important to me as I came of age in the 80s and while my taste in music was more on the new wave side than pop or R&B I was (and still am) bery much a hardcore fan of music videos. Yet even if you weren’t a Michael Jackson fan during that era if you were into music videos you couldn’t avoid his domination of the medium. In fact I think it would be fair to say that Jackson was one of the artists that made a network like MTV possible. Read more…

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