Michael Jackson Impersonator Considers Tribute

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

One of Meridian's biggest Michael Jackson fans says he's been asked already about doing a tribute show to the international superstar.

Barry Long is a Michael Jackson impersonator and even competed on the ABC Television Show "The Next Best Thing."

As a fan, Long said he's just as shocked about Jackson's death as anyone.

"I was a fan since I was a pup, since I was a baby. I was a fan, and I took his music to heart," said Long, "and I was numb."

He said the feeling around town is similar.

"Everyone at one point was a fan. You could see it in their eyes and in their faces," Long said. "Whether it was the moon walk that did it, or that one song that he came out with that everyone liked, or the Thriller zombie dance, everybody at one point liked Michael Jackson."

Long said he's like to do a tribute, but he can't do it by himself. If you're willing to help, you can get in touch with him at 601-480-9963 or through e-mail at blong1983@gmail.com.

"I'll always remember him as a musical icon. I'll put him right there in the class with Elvis Presley and The Beatles," said Long. "He's right there with them. I hope that they will remember him for his music and let his legacy live on through the sound of music."


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    hope to see this show!!!!!!!
  • by Towboatfamily Location: myspace land lol!!!!! on Jul 2, 2009 at 08:36 AM
    Go Barry!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by jacqueline egan Location: gillingham kent england on Jun 30, 2009 at 06:02 AM
    hi im jacqueline but everyone callls me jackie, im very saddend by losin g micheal jackson its a great loss to us fans and i hope to c the impersonator doing a tribute of him that wud be great, god blees micheal rest in peace. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • by Worried Location: Faraway on Jun 27, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    Yes you are right,at ONE time he was good but then..He started messing with small young kid's in a very WRONG way..And then Placing his OWN child in DANGER by putting him over a balcony...What if he would of dropped him...what a loser in my and many others book....And let's not forget how much money he stilled owed...Who will pay that???? COME ON PEOPLE,HE WAS GOOD AT ONE TIME AND THEN WENT SOUR AND NOW Y'ALL ARE PUTTING HIM ON A PEDESTAL.................
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