Music producer Mark Ronson enjoyed sleeping over the King of Pop’s home when he was growing up, and was amazed at the way kids would be magically drawn to Michael Jackson. He said:
“All kids love Michael Jackson, he had some sort of effect. I would watch footage of him when I was older and you’d see these kids of 12 and 13 who weren’t even born the last time he put out a good album but they’d be screaming and fainting.
“It’s just so crazy that in some ways he was like this magical Pied Piper.”
Mark added to ShortList magazine:
“He was just like a big kid. He just seemed like a kid that never really got to grow up.”
Mark enjoyed the sleepovers with infamous John Lennon’s son, Sean Lennon. He explained:
“If I bragged about it I knew that one of two things would happen: a) the kids would think that I was full of s**t or b) they would think I was obnoxious and I’d get a slap for it. All in all, it was better to say nothing.”
Do you find this a bit creepy, how Michael would seem to have a magical lure on kids? Would you have let your child(ren) sleepover the infamous Neverland Ranch?
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