On July 4, 1826, John Adams, the 2nd president of the United States, lay dying. He commented to one of the people in the room that Jefferson still lives. He didn’t know that Thomas Jefferson, his friend and political rival and the 3rd president, had just died.
Yesterday was the July 4, 1826 of modern pop culture for people who grew up in the ’70s and ’80s. Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson died on the same day.
MJ, I will think of you this weekend when Raiford plays “I Want You Back” and “ABC” and “Billie Jean” and “Pretty Young Thing,” hopefully as I dance with a tube top hottie.
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