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(Rolling Stone)   Thirty-five years ago today, a man wearing loafers and one glove changed the face of music forever   ( rollingstone.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Jackson, Jones, Billie Jean, Thriller, Michael Jackson, twenty-three-year-old Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, ma ma  
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2017-11-30 09:22:56 AM  
I didn't know Quincy Jones only wore one glove.
 
2017-11-30 09:27:34 AM  
He just wanted to be starting something.
 
2017-11-30 09:39:02 AM  
I'll just leave this here:
Michael Jackson - Thriller (Official Video)
Youtube sOnqjkJTMaA
 
2017-11-30 09:57:03 AM  
His music and vocals are mediocre. His previous fame and the rise of music videos are the only reason he made this list.
 
2017-11-30 09:57:38 AM  
I'll never forget the first time I saw Mr Rogers' cover of "It's Hard Out There For A Pimp".
 
2017-11-30 09:58:14 AM  
dude was a star at 5.
 
2017-11-30 10:00:52 AM  
That was the first cassette tape I got. I was 6 and my parents bought it for me at Montgomery Ward. I thought it was amazing!
 
2017-11-30 10:03:36 AM  
Eh, I've always liked Prince better.
 
2017-11-30 10:04:15 AM  
Call me crazy, but I've never really cared for the Clash or really understood why they were considered so amazing.  Guess it was just one of those things that was before my time.
 
2017-11-30 10:05:46 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.


Ditto.
 
2017-11-30 10:09:12 AM  
More like 50 years ago and the style of footwear was not clear, but definitely one glove.

The Music Machine - Talk Talk (1966)
Youtube 4OhY4ipNbPY
 
2017-11-30 10:09:21 AM  
We all owe a debt to you, Hamburger Helper.

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2017-11-30 10:10:34 AM  
Really getting exhausted from all the stories about sexual abusers here on fark.
 
2017-11-30 10:11:13 AM  

The_Sponge: Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.

Ditto.


Not all singers are musicians, not all musicians are singers. Prince was both from the get-go.
 
2017-11-30 10:13:41 AM  
 
2017-11-30 10:16:31 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.


Good of you to fess up. We're just allowed one.
 
2017-11-30 10:16:33 AM  
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A  young man once asked me for advice. i told him wear one glove, just one glove.. the rest is history." ...
 
2017-11-30 10:21:40 AM  

Non Sequitur Man: The History of Michael Jackson's Face


I'm not one to bag on a person who has serious issues, but I feel like that series of photos should be shown to people who start thinking a second or third plastic surgery is needed for whatever their problem is (barring injury obviously). Beware all ye who enter here...
 
2017-11-30 10:22:15 AM  
My proctologist is very talented, but I wouldn't say he changed the face of music.
 
2017-11-30 10:23:01 AM  
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2017-11-30 10:23:15 AM  
I thought it was cool to hate "Graceland" now because of "cultural appropriation"?
 
2017-11-30 10:23:21 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.


Has anyone done a side by side on musicians like that? I'm probably totally off, but this is what I remember growing up:

Michael Jackson --- Prince
Madonna --- Cyndi Lauper
Rolling Stones --- Aerosmith

I realize it's entirely subjective, but surely there's a page out there for this kind of thing. Maybe tvtropes?
 
2017-11-30 10:23:38 AM  
What everyone cool with the order??  c'mon now this if fark

1)London Calling AND  Remain in Light     it's a tie
2) Purple Rain
etc
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2017-11-30 10:24:28 AM  

jgilb: His music and vocals are mediocre. His previous fame and the rise of music videos are the only reason he made this list.


 Let's not forget Quincy Jones. He packaged the product.  Jackson is an amazing talent But Quincy Jones was the real genius behind it all.
 
2017-11-30 10:33:01 AM  
Bob Fosse?

Michael Jackson's famed style & moves are Fosse knockoffs
Youtube w-qUMzMVzdw


Wait, that's two gloves and 43 years ago.
 
2017-11-30 10:33:12 AM  

yakmans_dad: [nndb.com image 203x260][View Full Size image _x_]A  young man once asked me for advice. i told him wear one glove, just one glove.. the rest is history." ...


When did Dr Dre play for the Giants?
 
2017-11-30 10:34:30 AM  

Bukharin: The_Sponge: Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.

Ditto.

Not all singers are musicians, not all musicians are singers. Prince was both from the get-go.


Not only that he was one hell of a performer and showman.  Prince always put on a great show and was also a badass guitar player.
 
2017-11-30 10:36:30 AM  

Aidan: Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.

Has anyone done a side by side on musicians like that? I'm probably totally off, but this is what I remember growing up:

Michael Jackson --- Prince
Madonna --- Cyndi Lauper
Rolling Stones --- Aerosmith

I realize it's entirely subjective, but surely there's a page out there for this kind of thing. Maybe tvtropes?


Don't forget Tiffany --- Debbie Gibson
 
2017-11-30 10:37:28 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: yakmans_dad: [nndb.com image 203x260][View Full Size image _x_]A  young man once asked me for advice. i told him wear one glove, just one glove.. the rest is history." ...

When did Dr Dre play for the Giants?


1954. He robbed Vic Wertz of a double in the World Series.
 
Ant
2017-11-30 10:37:48 AM  

Aidan: Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.

Has anyone done a side by side on musicians like that? I'm probably totally off, but this is what I remember growing up:

Michael Jackson --- Prince
Madonna --- Cyndi Lauper
Rolling Stones --- Aerosmith

I realize it's entirely subjective, but surely there's a page out there for this kind of thing. Maybe tvtropes?


Winners: Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Rolling Stones
 
2017-11-30 10:38:45 AM  
Many people credit the Eddie Van Halen solo on "Beat It" (for which Eddie did for free as a favor to Quincy) as helping the song breakthrough to the "white" radio stations.

/useless information is useless
 
2017-11-30 10:39:40 AM  
I'm surprised Pepsi isn't issuing a commemorative anniversary edition.

/That comes in little cans
 
2017-11-30 10:41:41 AM  

MightyPez: Bob Fosse?

[Youtube w-qUMzMVzdw image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/w-qUMzMV​zdw]

Wait, that's two gloves and 43 years ago.


The First Moonwalk - Bill Bailey
Youtube Z2kG1KRvFMc
 
2017-11-30 10:42:22 AM  

NeoCortex42: Aidan: Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.

Has anyone done a side by side on musicians like that? I'm probably totally off, but this is what I remember growing up:

Michael Jackson --- Prince
Madonna --- Cyndi Lauper
Rolling Stones --- Aerosmith

I realize it's entirely subjective, but surely there's a page out there for this kind of thing. Maybe tvtropes?

Don't forget Tiffany --- Debbie Gibson


That was a "rivalry" because they were both teen girls, roughly the same age. But Debbie Gibson wrote, produced and performed her own songs. Tiffany did cover tunes in a mall. Also Debbie was way hotter. And posed for Playboy (I think Tiffany did too, but don't care).

"'Foolish Beat' set a record for Gibson, making her (at 17) the youngest artist ever to write, produce, and perform a Billboard number-one single." https://en.wikipedia.org/wik​i/Debbie_G​ibson
 
2017-11-30 10:52:11 AM  

Uncle Eazy: NeoCortex42: Aidan: Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.

Has anyone done a side by side on musicians like that? I'm probably totally off, but this is what I remember growing up:

Michael Jackson --- Prince
Madonna --- Cyndi Lauper
Rolling Stones --- Aerosmith

I realize it's entirely subjective, but surely there's a page out there for this kind of thing. Maybe tvtropes?

Don't forget Tiffany --- Debbie Gibson

That was a "rivalry" because they were both teen girls, roughly the same age. But Debbie Gibson wrote, produced and performed her own songs. Tiffany did cover tunes in a mall. Also Debbie was way hotter. And posed for Playboy (I think Tiffany did too, but don't care).

"'Foolish Beat' set a record for Gibson, making her (at 17) the youngest artist ever to write, produce, and perform a Billboard number-one single." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki​/Debbie_Gibson


I'll just leave these here...

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2017-11-30 10:59:18 AM  
I think Bruno Mars does it better.
 
2017-11-30 11:08:29 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: I'm surprised Pepsi isn't issuing a commemorative anniversary edition.

/That comes in little cans


Caution: Cans May Be Flammable
 
2017-11-30 11:19:08 AM  

bedtundy: Bukharin: The_Sponge: Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.

Ditto.

Not all singers are musicians, not all musicians are singers. Prince was both from the get-go.

Not only that he was one hell of a performer and showman.  Prince always put on a great show and was also a badass guitar player.


Showman indeed....
Morris Day and The Time, Prince created a "rival band" and then wrote all their songs, choreographed all their movies, and designed all their clothes. Fukin' a!
 
2017-11-30 11:21:34 AM  

MightyPez: Bob Fosse?

[YouTube video: Michael Jackson's famed style & moves are Fosse knockoffs]

Wait, that's two gloves and 43 years ago.


Elvis was doing the up on tiptoes thing in the 50s.
 
2017-11-30 11:30:59 AM  

Danger Mouse: jgilb: His music and vocals are mediocre. His previous fame and the rise of music videos are the only reason he made this list.

 Let's not forget Quincy Jones. He packaged the product.  Jackson is an amazing talent But Quincy Jones was the real genius behind it all.


Letus be honest: This is the finest thing Quincey Jones ever produced
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2017-11-30 11:32:57 AM  

Muzzleloader: MightyPez: Bob Fosse?

[YouTube video: Michael Jackson's famed style & moves are Fosse knockoffs]

Wait, that's two gloves and 43 years ago.

Elvis was doing the up on tiptoes thing in the 50s.


Watching the video may help see there is a bit more to it, but you do you.
 
2017-11-30 11:34:50 AM  

Bukharin: The_Sponge: Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.

Ditto.

Not all singers are musicians, not all musicians are singers. Prince was both from the get-go.



And a smart vote for you.

CSB:

Not too long after Prince died, my local theater did a limited run of Purple Rain.  Since I had never seen it on the "big screen", I went.

1) It was awesome.
2) I saw some high school kids there without their parents, and I was proud of them.
 
2017-11-30 11:35:47 AM  

Lee451: Danger Mouse: jgilb: His music and vocals are mediocre. His previous fame and the rise of music videos are the only reason he made this list.

 Let's not forget Quincy Jones. He packaged the product.  Jackson is an amazing talent But Quincy Jones was the real genius behind it all.

Letus be honest: This is the finest thing Quincey Jones ever produced
[img.fark.net image 640x426][View Full Size image _x_]



When your mom is Peggy Lipton, you're guaranteed to be attractive.
 
2017-11-30 11:37:15 AM  

Bukharin: bedtundy: Bukharin: The_Sponge: Mad_Radhu: Eh, I've always liked Prince better.

Ditto.

Not all singers are musicians, not all musicians are singers. Prince was both from the get-go.

Not only that he was one hell of a performer and showman.  Prince always put on a great show and was also a badass guitar player.

Showman indeed....
Morris Day and The Time, Prince created a "rival band" and then wrote all their songs, choreographed all their movies, and designed all their clothes. Fukin' a!



I regret never seeing Prince in concert, but I have seen Morris Day and The Time twice, and they put on a hell of a show.

/Bonus:  Both shows were during New Year's Eve in Vegas...on Fremont Street.
 
2017-11-30 11:45:32 AM  

yakmans_dad: MightyPez: Bob Fosse?

[Youtube w-qUMzMVzdw image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/w-qUMzMV​zdw]

Wait, that's two gloves and 43 years ago.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z2kG1KRv​FMc]


And, given the history of tap and how it was spread, someone probably showed that step to him decades before during a, well, whatever they called it when tap dancers got together and showed each other their stuff.
 
2017-11-30 11:46:39 AM  
Great list.  Arguable order, of course, but it's a damn good list.

As a tangential note, the world needs more Tracy Chapman.
 
2017-11-30 11:58:53 AM  
Good list, although any such list will be highly subjective. I'd have found room for Beauty and the Beat.
 
2017-11-30 12:13:44 PM  
And then Pepsi got really hot for him.
 
2017-11-30 12:16:12 PM  

Lee451: Danger Mouse: jgilb: His music and vocals are mediocre. His previous fame and the rise of music videos are the only reason he made this list.

 Let's not forget Quincy Jones. He packaged the product.  Jackson is an amazing talent But Quincy Jones was the real genius behind it all.

Letus be honest: This is the finest thing Quincey Jones ever produced
[img.fark.net image 640x426][View Full Size image _x_]


Something about that anklet makes her even sexier...

As for the list, I don't get the inclusion of The Clash on that list, but the rest are pretty solid. And Joshua Tree was the last truly good album U2 put out before their egos got the best of them.
 
2017-11-30 12:16:20 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: I'm surprised Pepsi isn't issuing a commemorative anniversary edition.

/That comes in little cans


I see what you did there
 
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