A Roundtable On Michael Jackson, Superstar

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Michael Jackson was a dazzling singer, iconic dancer and regular tabloid fixture. He sold 750 million albums, including the best-selling record of all time, and established milestones for fashion, music videos and celebrity culture.

Everywhere he went, he attracted a public spotlight unlike any other. And for one more day, Soundcheck guests, callers and online commenters remember the genius on who it shined.

Tell us: What's your reaction to the death of Michael Jackson? Share memories of the man and his music in the comments, below.

  • Guests:
  • Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times
  • Jody Rosen, Slate
  • Jeff Gordinier, Details
  • Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University
  • Susan Blond, former publicist for Michael Jackson
  • Bruce Swedien, studio engineer on Thriller



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