Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson.

Via on Aug 29, 2013

Michael Jackson Stitched

Today, August 29th, 2013, is the King of Pop’s 55th birthday.

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In spite of the controversy surrounding his passing, and regardless of the unsavory charges levied against him, MJ’s legacy lives on.

Link to MJ remix by Srikalogy

He is responsible for some of the most inspirational, danceable music ever. His musical and cultural influence is as significant as ever. So let us take a moment to appreciate the magic that is MJ.

Link to MJ megamix by DJ Russo

May his hooks be forever sampled, his lyrics forever quoted, and his dance moves forever imitated, though never quite recreated.

As if we needed any reminders:

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And here’s a way more awesome, way less controversial MTV Music Awards performance from 1995:

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Bonus: the newly-inaugurated “President of Pop,” who could never have existed without the King.

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Double Bonus: More celebs reflecting on MJ’s influence:

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Triple Bonus! Timbaland has an MJ-based project in the works:

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Ultimate Bonus: the full, feature-length concert film, This Is It:

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Ed: Sara Crolick

About David McConaghay

David Telfer McConaghay was conceived in Toronto, born in North Carolina, and lived in Washington D.C. and Tokyo before arriving in Minneapolis at the age of 8. At 16 he moved to Connecticut, and has since inhabited D.C. for four more years, an island in Wisconsin, an ashram in Northern California, a national park in Maine, and taught English in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Bogota, Colombia before landing in Boulder, Colorado at the start of 2011. He loves all humans, but feels unique fondness for Jorge Luis Borges, Swami Sivananda, and Lionel Messi. David's personal website is www.masteringmetaphysics.com. He is an ambassador for GaiamTV.com/Dave and you are invited to email ElephantGentleman at gmail dot com or follow him on Twitter.

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