Friday, June 26, 2009

Montreal Impresarios Saddened By Jackson’s Death

Fans make a shrine for the Michael Jackson on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, June 26, 2009. Jackson, the child star turned King of Pop who set the world dancing but whose musical genius was overshadowed by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals, died on Thursday. He was 50. Photograph by: Lucy Nicholson, Reuters

From The CBC:

Prominent members of Montreal’s music and entertainment scene said they’re saddened by the news of Michael Jackson’s untimely death on Thursday.

Donald K. Tarlton, a prominent Montreal-based entertainment promoter, presented all of Michael Jackson’s concerts in Canada.

Tarlton — who's known professionally as Donald K. Donald — said Jackson's two concerts at Olympic stadium in 1984 rank among the best moments in rock and roll history.

He said Jackson was one of the most talented and creative icons in show business.

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