East Texas music stores reflect on Michael Jackson's music

By LaKecia Shockley - bio | email

Its only been 24 hours since the King of Pop died and still it seems unreal. The sudden and unexpected death of Michael Jackson is still being felt throughout the country.

The loss of Michael Jackson is hard for "M&M Music store owner, "Kenneth Moore" of Tyler.

"It's sad. I've had people come down here and tell me, man, I've shed some tears. We lost a great icon, we really did", said Moore."

M&M Music" has been in Moore's family since 1972. They sell R&B, gospel, and hip-hop,but there's never been anyone quite like Mike.

"Michael's fashion is a fashion! All the way down to the white socks, there's none other. Michael had em' throwing anything from shirts to underwear," said Moore.

At "CD's And More" in Longview " it was hard to ignore the legacy.

Jackson fan, "Jesse Pepper" of Longivew, found the official 1984 Jackson's picture disc, for only fifteen dollars.

"I'm definitely getting this. I got a record to add to the collection. It won't ever be played," said Pepper.

Disc Jockey Gale Adams listens to a Jackson tune inside "Sounds City" in Marshall.

"This slide song in the background is his step song. They even call it the Michael Jackson step song."

Adams says he owns virtually every Michael Jackson album. He says musical genius doesn't happen all the time.

"I don't know if he'll ever be matched on anything, by anybody."

For D. J. Adams, the memories just keep pouring in.

"I heard one of his songs. "Do you remember the time" just before I got up here to the store, and I just hope we all can remember the times of Michael Jackson," said Adams.

Though Michael Jackson's curtain has fallen--some say he's still...

"Untouchable", said Moore.

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