Michael & Farah, Childhood Icons Slip Away

I know this is a wine blog but I feel like writing about Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett. As a child of the 1970s and 1980s, I grew up with Michael’s music and wanted more than anything to be Farah. Hours with my curling iron did not produce the desired look. My friends and I all had feathered hair and tried to do the Farah flip. It was never quite as easy as she made it look with her winning smile.

I loved to watch Charlie’s Angels when I was a kid and Friday nights with the Jackson Five. My sister Lisa and I would sit in front of the TV and dance and sing with Michael. I think the first child’s record we had was ABC, maybe even a 45.

My first performance as a little kid was a Michael hit. His death is truly shocking and sad. I can’t stop watching the music videos and appreciating his immense talent.


  1. I played the recorder so I couldn’t image being John Lennon :). Anyway, this is a post about the death of people who ushered me through childhood. I am sad that they both died and am just quite realizing how much Michael accompanied me through school from the time I was little through high school. I will never forget dancing to his hits and trying to do an eight of his moves with little success. What a talented individual.

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