Re: R.I.P Micheal Jackson
Imagine having a singer fronting your band who had his singing and dancing abilities, his funkiness, his songwriting, choreography and vision.
As Larry said, MJ was a musical force; he was at least as good a stage performer as any before or since. It's a shame that only now they are showing all those awesome live performances on TV. It's ironic that people are buying his music in droves now, which would have bailed him out of his financial problems that drove him to organise some major tours when he was clearly too unwell to do and it seems the pressure was a contributing factor is his death.
I suspect his health was such that his best work was behind him and I also suspect that, if he'd carried, he still would have been capable of wowing the crowds and CD buyers.