..where were you when you heard that Farah Fawcett had died? Probably watching the unexpected news that Michael Jackson had suddenly departed?
Not really ever in Jackson's target audience, I've no real feel for him as a musician. He didn't ever represent the music I listened to, however I couldn't dispute he had a massive influence on pop music.
I had an grudging admiration with the way he courted media speculation about his 'Man of Mystery' life in the eighties, but this got overshadowed by the surgery, and then became increasingly sinister.
Anyway, with nothing meaningful to say, this is where I was during 'The Big Ones':-
JFK - Not born, so nowhere.
Elvis - Watching the news with me mum, it probably came through on the BBC Nine O' Clock news.
Lennon - Staying the night at a mates house, aged about fourteen. We listened to the tributes on the radio through the night.
Sinatra - No idea.
Cobain- This was during a quite 'confusing' period in my life, and I was never sure whether Cobain had died and Gazza had broken his leg, or vice versa. I'm still not sure.
Diana - Like most people I was in bed that Sunday morning. My Dad rang me.
Jackson- At a Fleet Foxes gig at Wolves Civic Hall. The lead singer annouced it before they launched into their final song.
Prince Philip - At an Eddie Izzard gig at Wolves Civic Hall. He announced it from the stage. Turned out not to be true.