It's kind of sad to wake up today and hear about the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett.
No, I didn't know them but its amazing how influentional some 'stars' can be when you are a child and teenager.
She was the gorgeous girl from Charlies Angles whom I loved and wanted to look like. Yes, I had the posters and the Farrah hairstyle (thank goodness for hot rollers). She was also a very talented artist with some amazing artwork.
And his was the first music I ever bought when I was a child. I remember playing it over and over. It was Ben (see video), he was a teenager and I still know all the words. Regardless of how bizarre his life may or may not have been, he was incredibly talented, his music spanned generations and he inspired many artists who followed him. In statistic terms, he was a legend.
Very sad for their children and families.
Thanks for the memories.
Life is short, no matter who we are. Let's make the most of it.