Nothing I could ever write could possibly convey enduring beauty and power of the songs that he sang in his lifetime. Here are the recordings by which I will remember Michael on this day of his funeral.
In 1969 the King of Pop was a pipsqueak when I heard the lead singer of The Jackson Five belt out "I Want You Back." Even now the songs "ABC" and "I'll Be There" take me back to my teenage days in San Francisco.
There was something so chilling about mourning a man in the most public of ceremonies whose great tragedy was that he had never had a private life. Even in death, there wasn't any way for Michael Jackson to walk -- or be driven in a casket -- down the street unnoticed.