Michael Jackson broke down racial barriers

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Michael Jackson was an international superstar, and many in the black community herald him for breaking down racial barriers in the music industry.

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I think they got that screaming style of singing from Little Richard.
James Brown did that also, which resulted in high energy performances.
I don't hear anyone doing that before them.
It made its impact felt on Heavy Metal and Punk rock.
I wouldn't exactly call Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin or Janis Joplin musicians because they did not play instruments. It was their vocal style.
I bet to differ with you, on this one. The voice IS a musical instrument. It just happens to be lodged in the human throat. In dealing with classically trained singers, it takes years of training to become masters of that instrument. They are definitely musicians.

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Correction: I beg to differ with you.
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Michael Jackson broke down racial barriers and now his brothers are BROKE and they get to watch his fortune go to three white kids. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! !!
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Michael Jackson broke down racial barriers and now his brothers are BROKE and they get to watch his fortune go to three white kids. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! !!
I read an article that said one of the Jackson brothers was so broke he had to get a job changing tires.

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I agree. In my opinion, music started getting intolerable around the boy band era- which has already been pointed out we can thank MJ for. Not much good has come out since, with the exception of an occasional track here and there.
Let's not forget MJ was the King of Pop, so... he was the king of the Backstreet Boys, Britney, Milli Vanilli, Aqua, Justin Beiber, Kesha et al.

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Let's not forget MJ was the King of Pop, so... he was the king of the Backstreet Boys, Britney, Milli Vanilli, Aqua, Justin Beiber, Kesha et al.
BFD
And Westlife, Aqua, Scooter, Girls Aloud, New Kids on the Block, One Direction, and the mother of all crappy manufactured pop groups, N-Dubz.

We Have the King of Poop to Thank for That.
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Michael Jackson broke down racial barriers and now his brothers are BROKE and they get to watch his fortune go to three white kids. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! !!
Yeah ... Jackson broke down racial barriers,... he was an equal opportunity pedophile.
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I bet to differ with you, on this one. The voice IS a musical instrument. It just happens to be lodged in the human throat. In dealing with classically trained singers, it takes years of training to become masters of that instrument. They are definitely musicians.
Yeah, I can understand that point but some singers are better than others. Not every recording artist can be classically trained OR even talented. In my opinion, the ability to play a musical instrument should still be important if you are going to call an artist a true musician.

Are Yoko Ono, Johnny Rotten and Iggy Pop truly musicians? Not to me.

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And Westlife, Aqua, Scooter, Girls Aloud, New Kids on the Block, One Direction, and the mother of all crappy manufactured pop groups, N-Dubz.
We Have the King of Poop to Thank for That.
ALL HAIL THE KING OF POOP!!!!!

for he is king of the teenyboppers!!

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Yeah, I can understand that point but some singers are better than others. Not every recording artist can be classically trained OR even talented. In my opinion, the ability to play a musical instrument should still be important if you are going to call an artist a true musician.
Are Yoko Ono, Johnny Rotten and Iggy Pop truly musicians? Not to me.
That's a good point, up to a certain measure. However, some instrumentalists are better than others,, inasmuch as some vocalists are better than others. and in classical music, all musicians are trained to read music.

I like the compositions of Iggy Pop. So, I do consider him a composer and a musician. No voice, but I like his music. Did Johnny Rotten write his own music? I don't recall. I liked the band. But I never considered it great. Yoko Ono? She does write her own music, but she is a terrible musician, in my book. All that screeching like a drowning cat was miserable to hear.
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That's a good point, up to a certain measure. However, some instrumentalists are better than others,, inasmuch as some vocalists are better than others. and in classical music, all musicians are trained to read music.
I like the compositions of Iggy Pop. So, I do consider him a composer and a musician. No voice, but I like his music. Did Johnny Rotten write his own music? I don't recall. I liked the band. But I never considered it great. Yoko Ono? She does write her own music, but she is a terrible musician, in my book. All that screeching like a drowning cat was miserable to hear.
If everyone had the same taste in music, it would be a boring world. I tend to go with the band format rather than a vocalist just singing over pre-recorded beats that are created with hired help. To me, Jimi Hendrix was truly a musician as opposed to someone like Jay Z, who will never be a musician in my opinion. Of course, people can disagree.
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Yeah, he was equal opportunity. Made no difference to him what color the little weiner was.

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If everyone had the same taste in music, it would be a boring world. I tend to go with the band format rather than a vocalist just singing over pre-recorded beats that are created with hired help. To me, Jimi Hendrix was truly a musician as opposed to someone like Jay Z, who will never be a musician in my opinion. Of course, people can disagree.
That's very true. It would be boring if everyone liked the same music. It would limit the available amount. I like both a band format and a vocalist, but I hate pre-recorded beats. To me, that's not music. It's just uninteresting, monotonous noise that takes away paying work from musicians who are trying to make a living.

Also, in my book, it's very difficult for anyone to be at Jimi Hendrix's level. Jay Z doesn't even come close.
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That's very true. It would be boring if everyone liked the same music. It would limit the available amount. I like both a band format and a vocalist, but I hate pre-recorded beats. To me, that's not music. It's just uninteresting, monotonous noise that takes away paying work from musicians who are trying to make a living.
Also, in my book, it's very difficult for anyone to be at Jimi Hendrix's level. Jay Z doesn't even come close.
A few years ago, I took a woman friend of mine to an American Idol tour concert and the tickets were very costly. Basically, all the idols did was sing two or three songs a piece to a pre-recorded machine that blasted through the arena. A total rip off but some people did not seem to mind. I rather see a live performance, warts and all. I think standards were certainly lowered with a lot of the concert entertainment today because the acts are not playing live on stage with instruments. In some cases, they are lip syncing, which is cheating the audience that pays good money to attend these events. In my opinion, Jimi Hendrix was truly a musician because he wrote, produced, directed his band both in the studio and live. It gives the music heart and soul because it is done with passion and grit, not just for the sake of doing it. It certainly reflects on the everlasting quality of the music.

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A few years ago, I took a woman friend of mine to an American Idol tour concert and the tickets were very costly. Basically, all the idols did was sing two or three songs a piece to a pre-recorded machine that blasted through the arena. A total rip off but some people did not seem to mind. I rather see a live performance, warts and all. I think standards were certainly lowered with a lot of the concert entertainment today because the acts are not playing live on stage with instruments. In some cases, they are lip syncing, which is cheating the audience that pays good money to attend these events. In my opinion, Jimi Hendrix was truly a musician because he wrote, produced, directed his band both in the studio and live. It gives the music heart and soul because it is done with passion and grit, not just for the sake of doing it. It certainly reflects on the everlasting quality of the music.
One more note: Jimi never wrote or learned about composing music- he created it on recording it. Jimi was talented, like the other musicians at the time. His drummer was taught by Hendrix even.

Compare that to the current music schitt -using a vocoder to make a singer be able to sing, a slew of "writers" who write and a promotion by crappy mp3 on smartphones. Pathetic.
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One more note: Jimi never wrote or learned about composing music- he created it on recording it. Jimi was talented, like the other musicians at the time. His drummer was taught by Hendrix even.
Compare that to the current music schitt -using a vocoder to make a singer be able to sing, a slew of "writers" who write and a promotion by crappy mp3 on smartphones. Pathetic.
Nothing beats a recording studio but the recording industry likes to cut costs and it certainly reflects on the final product. The people they seem to sell that crapola to, do not care. It is sold as progress but it is not. Since Jimi Hendrix was truly a musical genius, his legacy will always be solid. However he came up with his ideas and put them down on tape, I'll never know. It was the ability to work with musicians in the studio and forging ahead to create a sound that is very much still his own. The latest Hendrix CD, "Angels, People And Hell" is mindboggling.

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One more note: Jimi never wrote or learned about composing music- he created it on recording it. Jimi was talented, like the other musicians at the time. His drummer was taught by Hendrix even.
Compare that to the current music schitt -using a vocoder to make a singer be able to sing, a slew of "writers" who write and a promotion by crappy mp3 on smartphones. Pathetic.
His drummer, Mitch Mitchell, happens to be one of my favorite drummers. His work with Jimi Hendrix was brilliant. I always say Jimi's music was well orchestrated.
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Michael was the greatest entertainer of all time. the king of music.on the 29th august 1958 the best day.the Genius was born.with gorgeous voice.he gave so much through kindness
Gentle and so much to charity.he went through so much as a child.thats why he cant trust adults so leave him alone.if you dont really know him
Try listen to childhood
Maybe you will understand in Michael we trust.Forever love you MJ
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