The King of Pop died on June 25, 2009. Initial reports say it was the result of cardiac arrest, likely caused by an overdose of prescription medication. Michael Jackson created some of the best-selling records and song hits the world has ever known. From his collaboration as a child with the Jackson 5 to "Thriller" and beyond, Jackson was a pioneer of voice, dance and style. Although his last 20 years were known more for tabloid oddities – from molestation charges to repeated surgeries and skin disease that left him looking little like his younger self – fans will always remember him as one of the best entertainers to grace the stage.
In Portland on July 11 at the Someday Lounge, there will be a Prince vs. Michael Jackson show with DJs Dave Paul and Indica Jones.