Letters: Apr. 9, 1984

Michael's World

To the Editors:

The public did not fall in love with Michael Jackson for his talents as a songwriter, musician or innovator [SHOW BUSINESS, March 19]. They fell in love with Jackson the dancer, the showman, the sexy teen idol, the ultimate entertainer.

Duke Hruska II Wexford, Pa.

It was Christmas in March to see Jackson on the cover.

Sharon Williamson Ward, S.C.

Michael Jackson is to the 1980s what Sinatra was to the '40s, Elvis was to the '50s, the Beatles were to the '60s, and Elton John was to the '70s.


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