"What is a genius? What is a living legend? What is a megastar? Michael Jackson. That's all. And just when you think you know him, he gives you more... When I hear the name Michael Jackson, I think of brilliance, of dazzling stars, lasers and deep emotions. I think he is one of the finest people to hit this planet, and, in my estimation, he is the true King of Pop, Rock and Soul. I love you Michael.    "

Elizabeth Taylor, presenting Michael Jackson at the Soul Train Heritage Award the 30th January, 1989