My favorite Michael Jackson memory is my little sister playing Thriller over and over and over again when I was a kid. However the memories of Michael performing with his brothers as The Jackson 5 are the ones I treasure the most. They were literally the first artists I remember as a kid growing up in the 70′s. Michael in the lead and his brothers as backups represented a time, a moment, a sound that will stay with me forever. It’s ironic that his talent was so immense and so wide ranging that we sometimes forget how beautiful and distinctive his voice was. I always loved his ballads the most. “I’ll Be There“, “Never Can Say Goodbye” & the one I posted below “Ben” were just a few of my all-time favorite songs. Below that embed I posted the opening to the Jackson 5 animated series that I use to watch every day after school.
Updated 6/29/09 : My Personal MJ Tribute Video