Share your Michael memory.

The news of Michael Jackson’s death will certainly rank as one of those remember-where-you were moments. It ranks up there with the news of Kennedy, Di and Lennon.

Despite the generation gap, I was always a bigger fan of the music from the Jackson 5 more than I was of Michael. The group’s song “I Want You Back” ranks high on my iPod. This despite the fact the very first 45 record my parents bought me was a hot off the press copy of “We Are the World.”

What are some of your Michael Jackson memories?

Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein is the editor of Antique Trader magazine. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she has written dozens of articles on vintage collectibles and their historical context. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye. She can be reached at