Did he really say that?

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = GEORGE CARLIN...Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS...Nothing is more fluid than language = R.L.SWIHART

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Frankie Lymon & Michael Jackson

Is it obvious who is the most important person in each of these photos?
Is it obvious who is the youngest person in each of these photos?
I could easily provide mouthfuls of text to prove the influence of Frankie Lymon on Michael Jackson but I will let the musical links do the talking for me. You do not even have to ask the ageless question "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"
But the proof of the direct lineage from Frankie to Michael is as simple as A-B-C.

I just completed a compulsory PLAN 9 MUSIC assignment by repeatedly listening to a pair of alphabet-themed songs.
After the n-teenth listen--despite very different instrumental backgrounds--I couldn't tell where one song ended (The Teenagers) and the other began (The Jacksons)
Two generations separate Frankie Lymon from Michael Jackson but five minutes of your ear time will demonstrate that the Teenagers and the Jacksons were all musical brothers birthed by six different mothers.

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