“ Music For My Ears”
M.U.S.I.C., a five letter word that frees every soul of all the burdens and make people enliven every moment be it joyous or sorrow or love or heartbreak. Do you think only humans, the self-proclaimed superior-most race enjoy and feel music? Music is the heart and soul of the animal world. Music is the tune to which trees sway. Music lies in the bosom of the waves gushing through its banks, music lies in the free flowing breeze that whispers into your ears. Humans have attached an entirely different tail to Music, helping it shape cultures and minds of creative people. It is an art, a culture propagating through sound and silence. Brainy heads found never ending lists of instruments through which we could play and enjoy music.
A brief history..
Music is taken from Greek language; it means “art of the Muses”. Ancient Greeks as well as Indian philosophers explained music as tones arranged horizontally as melodies while arranged vertically as harmonies. Music is classified into genres, like country music, which are further classified into subgenres like pop country music or country blues. The line differentiating different music genres is very subtle sometimes coming down to personal interpretation.
The Charismatic “King of Pop”..
Music is recognized by the musicians, people who are responsible for adding life to music and adding music to our lives. And when talking about music and musicians, how can we miss out a legendary singer? So let me take this golden opportunity to say few words about the ‘King of Pop”, the immortal Michael Jackson. Born on August 29, 1958, this American singer rocked the world of music and pop culture for more than four decades. He was as much a dancer and a trend setter as he was a singer. His contribution to the field of music, fashion, and dance alongside his publicized private life turned him into a global figure. Eighth kid of the Jackson family, Michael started his solo career back in 1971. He became a dominant iconic figure in the world of music in early 1980s. His record breaking debut album, “Thriller” became the “best-selling-album” of all times selling a whopping 65 million copies across the world and boasting of some of the most evergreen songs in the history of music including, “Beat it”, “Thriller”, and “Billie Jean”. His albums were attributed for breaking racial barriers, transforming music into art and promotional tool. His music videos helped television channel “MTV” rise to fame. The man could cast magic with his live performances. His sensational music combined with complex moves which he called as “Robot” and “Moonwalk” made people from all across the world go gaga over him. His distinctive sense of sound and style influenced a lot of artists belonging to different music genres.
His other albums like “Off the Wall”, “Bad”, and “Dangerous” released in the years 1979, 1987, and 1991 respectively rank amongst bestselling albums worldwide. Jackson was acknowledged as the “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time” by Guinness World Records. Michael’s other achievements involve 13 Grammy Awards, multiple Guinness World Records, the Grammy Legend Award, 26 American Music Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 13 number one singles in the U.S. and many more!!
On 25th June 2009, Jackson died due to acute propofol intoxication leaving his comeback music event, “This Is It” incomplete and leaving the world ever-hungry for his charismatic performances