Jacko is bigger.
RIP King of Pop.
Rest In Peace Craigos
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...
If only I had a buck for everytime Imagine cropped up at the mention of Lennon's name, I'd be a millionaire.
Lennon's a legend but surely part of his legacy is the tragedy of his death.
I think you'd be silly to deny MJ won't be remembered in 30 years.
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Yep. Not sure you would have said that yesterday if asked who the greatest singer to have ever lived was.
Lennon was a huge political figure, and had many messages that resonated with that generation. His music will always be put into the context of what was happening in that era. He was outspoken about the contemporary issues of the time and was always in the public eye for being a bit of a nutter who mobilised a massive amount of people with similar agenda. His death was also one of the most significant events of modern history.
While Jacko may hold claim to the definitive music of that time and was also a huge public figure, it never really said much more than moonwalking is awesome. He was also a nutter, but he was genuinely mental and the butt of all jokes, rather than just having crazy ideas that resulted in him doing some obscure things.
I think both music will be timeless but I don't think Jacko will be ideolised in the same way as Lennon, and probably won't be as famous thirty years down the track.
However, even in the aftermath of his death, I doubt any serious music critic would dare to put him alongside Lennon as an artist.
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