Michael Jackson, 1958-2009

For 50 years, he slid back and forth on a continuum -- from our most thrilling entertainer to one downright creepy dude. But if you're a Rear-Guard Baby Boomer like me, the folks just a tad too young for the fun and mayhem that was the 1960s, then you know that -- for better or worse -- Michael Jackson was ours, the first pop icon that truly belonged to us and not to the Woodstock People..

And now he's gone.

Writing the main story for the Daily News right now, but more later.....