The King of Pop has passed. You could say he died a few years back when reports of his life outside of music became even more sensational than his legendary live performances. Over a decade ago, I heard a comedian quip that if MJ had passed away right after the Bad album he would have been remembered as the greatest of all time. Bigger than Marvin Gaye, bolder than James Brown, brasher than Rick James. Let’s see if that’s true. Can the legend eclipse the man’s failings? Can the music live on after the headlines have gone away? If all the buzz I’m hearing from folks in the street-their sadness, their shock, the music slippin from their lips-is any indication, the King of Pop will always live.