Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New found fame in death

DVDs of dubious origins featuring the music videos of Michael Jackson are once again the "hot sellers" following the singer's death on June 25.

It reaffirms the notion that an artist or artiste is usually worth more in death. But the intense media spotlight on Jackson, his sudden demise at the age of 50, his children and family and seemingly bizarre lifestyle, has created a new and young fan base.

Seldom is there an entertainer whose popularity transcends so many different generations.


Pok Kam said...

Dear Ruben,

I'm in late 40's. 'Beat It' was first released when I had just turned 20. So imagine after his death, my daughter who is 10 now dance to that same beat - made popular only after his death though.

Ruben Sario said...

Hi Pok Kam,
It's exactly the same with me. My 15-year-old son now listens to and is a big fan of Michael Jackson's music while my 6-year-old daughter likes watching some of his music videos though Thriller is too much of a thriller for her!