Michael Jackson Should Be So Lucky

You will see and hear a lot about the first anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death today.  But how will he be remembered in 2085?
Consider this story I saw on the AP wire on Thursday.

Carlos Gardel

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fans of Carlos Gardel are celebrating the tango singer 75 years after he died in a plane crash.  About 100 mostly elderly fans gathered at Gardel’s tomb in Buenos Aires on Thursday, leaving flowers and lit cigarettes between the bronze fingers of a lifelike statue that stands above. Gardel’s plane caught fire in Colombia in 1935, but those who love his music said his legacy will never die.  A fan, Juan Carlos Giordano, said he listens to his more than 900 Gardel records on an antique vitrola, to better summon the feelings of nostalgia the singer celebrated in his repertoire.

My wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Buenos Aires three years ago.  She insisted we take in the Carlos Gardel tango show.  As I wrote last year, I was so glad she did.  (And add a dash of irony to the last line in that post.)
Michael Jackson’s place in pop culture is secure.  But will it endure?

About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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3 Responses to Michael Jackson Should Be So Lucky

  1. A Broadway musical about Michael Jackson- with his songs, of course- is in the works. There was just a story in the NY Times the other day that said his estate was making more money now that he is dead than when he was alive.
    I think he will endure for a while.

  2. sharbeth says:

    I wonder if he will be remembered as Elvis is.

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