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Michael Jackson sits outside Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London.
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.
- 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