Michael Jackson, the international King of Pop, died yesterday at age 50. Jackson, who was found unconscious and not breathing, suffered what appeared to be a cardiac arrest and was was rushed by ambulance to the UCLA Medical Centre where he died.
Known around the world for his music and his scandals, it may appear a stretch to try to find a connection between Michael Jackson and the gospel music world, but it can be argued that Michael’s talent was discovered when he was 5 years old, performing in a Christmas recital. From such humble beginnings, Michael Jackson reached superstar status, but his musical roots extended deep into old negro spirituals and the outstanding choir music of African-American churches.
One of the most widely respected pioneers of contemporary gospel music, Andraé Crouch worked as a producer or arranger with Michael Jackson on “The Essential Michael Jackson” album, both “Man in the Mirror” and “and Will You Be There” featured the Andraé Crouch Choir.
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