Michael Jackson: the 7 guitarists who shaped his sound

Posted: June 26, 2010 in Music
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Michael Jackson died one year ago today, on 25 June 2009, just weeks before he was to begin a series of comeback

Amid all of the expected tributes to mark such an anniversary, and they’re all certainly warranted in this case, one thing usually goes overlooked: the music itself.

The alchemy of personality in paring Jackson, as he rose from child superstar (then one of the most natural, least self-conscious performers to ever walk the planet) to troubled icon (by then one of the most calculating, self-conscious ever), with guitarists both world famous and unknown, is one of the more fascinating aspects one encounters when examining the late entertainer’s oeuvre. The casting was carefully done – and even when steeped in the absurd, the results were, more often than not, glorious moments of rapturous beauty. [read]

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