June 26th, 2009
Michael Jackson, pictured here with close friend Uri Geller, was one of the most creative artists in the history of pop. It seemed he only had to have an idea for it to enter the public imagination. When we were children, we saw him as akin to a third brother, so cool he never even came to our house. We moonwalked so much it damaged our calf muscles and led to back pain.
Jacko was an expert child-stroker, but today it’s his music we remember. That’s why we are posting a minute’s silence (’A Moment for Michael’, Epic Records, available for 79p on iTunes). Please feel free to play it and remember his greatest hits. If you’re in an agency, why not unplug your headphones and let everyone share in the memory?
(For a two-minute silence, wait till the end of the first minute and press play again.)
If you had tickets to one of the Jacko gigs planned for the O2 don’t worry – Gunther Von Hagens’ Body World exhibition will be wheeled out on stage for a special live show.