Sunday, November 01, 2009

80's Corner


MJ back when he was normal ... sort of!


I probably should've done this post a couple of months ago, considering the "king of pop" died then ... but, oh well. Remember that Michael Jackson craze in the early 1980's? It seemed like a requirement that every US household had at least one copy of the Thriller album, and that all radio stations were required to play at least one MJ song every 1/2 hour. Yes, the world was his at one time ...

The big thing about Jackson was his red-zippered jacket. Every kid wanted this ... including me. Of course, my mom would never shell out the required funds for me to purchase this symbol of Americana ... come to think of it, I should thank her for this.

In fact, really, the only zippered stuff I had at the time were jackets, jeans, and my Kangaroos sneakers (maybe an 80's Corner post for another time). I don't remember if any of my friends had the zippered-jacket, and I'm wondering how expensive they were (plus, how much one could fetch for the jacket nowadays) ... oh, and I'm wondering if the zippers actually worked.

4 comments:

Mama Kat said...

I'm gonna bring the zippered jacket back. Our family owned the Thriller album...like the actual record. Ohhh the old school days.

Four Dinners said...

Apparently the 'This Is It' movie shortly to be released over here in the UK has been given a PG (Parental Guidance) certificate.

mmmmmm.....apt?.....;-)

Steph said...

Hahahahaha You liked MJ? My view of you has changed drastically.

Lisa said...

You wanted a red pleather zipper jacket?? hahaha