July 7th, 2009
02:19 PM ET
Motown founder Berry Gordy reflects about the young Michael Jackson saying “we all knew he was special.” Gordy said Jackson sang a Smoky Robinson “Who’s Loving You” better than Robinson himself to which Robinson agreed. “That was Motown,” Gordy said, adding that love always won out. Gordy also said Michael Jackson will remain one of "the greatest entertainers that ever lived." The word we should remember is "entertainer."
Yes, Jackson could sing. His songs struck a chord. But entertain - his moves, the videos — is what fans can picture still. What musician today can put on a show like Jackson, and leave us still talking about it?
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