Friday, June 26, 2009
A Tribute to Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson
Referred to as the "King of Pop" this larger than life star I remember as a teenager while watching him and his Brothers, The Jackson Five perform on television. I connected to the music and had to have their ABC album - in vinyl. I listed to that album everyday and drove my parents crazy though my Mom always liked Michael and his music as well.
ABC, I'll Be There, Rock With You, Human Nature, Billie Jean, Thriller and the list goes on an on. They were just a few of my favorites. I always so much admired the creative talent Michael had living within his soul. He once said " the lyrics just came to me" and the music followed. He was a true genius and as many geniuses had to bare the criticism and judgment of others. Rumors constantly swirled around the pop star and remember that these were all just rumors and nothing more.
Being such a megastar he obviously found it very difficult to lead a regular lifestyle. He could not just walk down the street, go to a store or to a park without being attacked by paparazzi and fans. Stardom has it's downside. In my mind and my heart I know there will never be another musical phenomenon like Michael Jackson. There have been and always be in my estimation only a handful that have been able to enrich the world with their music and creative talents. Michael is at the top of that list.
Click here to listen to and see one of my favorite videos and song "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson.
In my opinion Farrah Fawcett was one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. With those golden locks and golden smile Farrah was rightly dubbed the "blonde bombshell" of the 70's. Who could forget the poster that launched her into the stratosphere with millions and millions of copies sold.
She was the epitome of the "girl next door" beauty whom every man wanted and every woman wanted to be. She was best known for her role in Charlie's Angels yet was a phenomenal actress of which I realized when I saw the movie "The Burning Bed." I was blown away by her performance and knew then that she was a serious actress who could rival anyone in Hollywood.
The most important role of her life was played out in the media. Her battle with cancer was hard fought and difficult. She lived her life the way she wanted, with gusto and pride. She was courageous, determined and confident. It is hard enough to battle this relentless disease but to battle with the whole word watching in order to help others is the most selfless and loving gift anyone can give. She was a true beauty inside and out - through to the end.
Click here for a video with Farrah and Barbara Walters.
One death expected and one unexpected yet both immeasurably tragic. They both were icons who were known and loved worldwide. I am deeply saddened by these losses and want to say that my heart and love goes out to their families, friends and fans.
Goodnight Farrah and Michael - Rest in peace.