No matter how many jokes were made, no matter how much crazy and enigma he elected to pack in his baggage, no one can deny this man was a genius and a master musical talent.
Admit it or not, he touch most of our lives.
Here's a video (crappy quality) of him at Texas Stadium in Dallas...umm, Irving...in 1984 performing "Beat It". Not commonly known, one of my guitar heros Eddie VanHalen, wrote and recorded the guitar solo. This video documents the only time EVH performed with MJ on stage.