It's kind of embarrassing to confess, but it never really occurred to me to consider the historical context Michael Jackson. I mean, sure, thinking about the Jackson Five invokes a certain amount of history, but I never seen Michael Jackson as being part of a long tradition of entertainers. He's simply been a ubiquitous, if often absurd, pop presence for as long as I've been alive. It's kind of like how I grew to be 19 before it even occurred to me that there was a person inside the big dog on Sesame Street. I'd never really thought about it. Dumb, huh?
Well, this video does a great job of establishing that link and without added clutter of words.
Thanks once more to the folks at Monkeys For Helping for dishing out another serving of the good stuff.