“I met Michael Jackson at the age of 8—when his father and my new friend, Joe
“I met Michael Jackson at the age of 8—when his father and my new friend, Joe Jackson, first began to bring the Jackson 5 to Chicago, from their home in Gary, Indiana, for concert appearances.
“Michael personal crescendo of amazing power, as an entertainer—was clear and unmistakable; and has never slowed to this very day! His passing will be grieved far beyond that of any other singer, composer, producer, dancer and choreographer in the history of
“Indeed, in my very firmest, personal, belief there will never, ever be another Michael Jackson.”