July 7th, 2009
05:36 PM ET
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Mario Morin

    Stevie Wonder did a great tribute for his friend MJ at the memorial.
    First, he shared his memories and then did what he does best.
    A great touching song.
    Thanks Stevie for sharing your thoughts.
    Mario from Quebec.

    July 8, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  2. Frank Toves

    I beleive God wanted Michael Jackson on his great Heavenly stage preformance and also our great father wanted him there is to teach him how to do the moonwalk.

    July 8, 2009 at 7:31 am |
  3. Chals Lello

    As I remember my childhood back in Africa, never knew who wrote "We are the World" but surely loved that tune..i've sang that song every shower time. my father asked me why I loved that song that much, my answer was "it has a great meaning to me because I am just a child"
    R.I.P King of Pop. M.Jackson

    July 8, 2009 at 5:33 am |
  4. Olane

    actually moving! thanks a lot Stevie, thanks for this great message, yes we, human beings, must accept God has his own way to conduct and guide our life that we can't understand, one of these DEATH

    July 8, 2009 at 3:37 am |
  5. Marissa-South Gate,Ca

    oh man. stevie is awsome, loved his performance, my eyes filled with tears once again.

    July 8, 2009 at 2:51 am |
  6. Milton Smith

    I seen this wonder once. It was a solar power generator with a super lens that catches a laser into a solar panel that produces 100x more power than the energy it needs to be functional from the solar power generator. It's Canadian and the four main systems has powered the entire Canadian power grid four times with only nine days run time completly powered for seventy three hours.

    July 8, 2009 at 2:23 am |
  7. william graham FL.

    Layers are for reasons known and unknown. Somethings in life will forever remain a mystery. Yet it is the mystery that keeps one reaching into and beyond himself. To know someone or even yourself, is not to know them or yourself at all! MJ was well known yet we (the world) could never comprehend or know & truely appreciate this awesome gift we call the King of Pop. Thank you Mr. Wonder for the beauty and magic of your gift, & for touching my soul with your feathers from heaven. 1 love!

    July 8, 2009 at 1:57 am |
  8. will

    I was blown away. it was beautiful

    July 8, 2009 at 1:36 am |
  9. Dawn

    This was beautiful. I cried so much, that I told my sister you would have thought I was there. Does anyone know the name of the second part of the song Stevie Wonder sung? It started with "No more lying friends..."

    July 8, 2009 at 1:29 am |
  10. Kati

    Don't talk to much, just say HE was the one and the only MJ.

    no body can sing and dance like him


    July 8, 2009 at 12:20 am |
  11. "G"

    great performance as usual. What could be more befitting than a legend honoring a legend.

    July 8, 2009 at 12:13 am |
  12. Donna Spears

    When I was a child i was already seeing the re-runs of the Jackson Five cartoons. I was a small child with an older brother an a sister who would not want me to tag along when they hun out with their friends. When I watched his cartoons I was always happy, and as I played alone I developed an imaginary playmate; it was Michael Jackson. I would pretend to make tea and cakesand we would talk about what taoys we liked.

    As I got older I continued to follow everything he ever did. I remember when my family would race to the televisin whenever he was on. I remember The Motown celebration when Michael did his spin, The Moon Walk, and stop on his toes. It was the best day of my life to have seen something as incredible as that.

    Stevie Wonder song was so appropriate because this was something noone could have expected. The sudden death of Michael has caused a rippled that has been felt around the world, but in each of our hearts there is something missing now. There is a saying "the eyes are the window to the soul". Michael eyes always showed the purity of his innocence, his love for life and for the world.

    I feel priviledged to have lived during this time to have known his music, see his videos,and be a fan. I am deeply saddened by his death.

    July 8, 2009 at 12:08 am |
  13. cc&lou

    To the Jackson Family: We pray for your comfort in this time of loss.
    Michael will live on in all of us . I am happy to know that Michael is up in Heaven with my Mom & Grandma and they are looking down upon us.
    There will never be another as kind, loving and beautiful and talented as Michael was.
    We will honor him by living a life of love together.
    CC Jane Williams and Lou Laverty

    July 7, 2009 at 11:34 pm |
  14. milt

    I do not believe this but a lot of people seem to think that michael is still alive and faked his death,could that be possible?

    July 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  15. cindy

    Stevie, thank you for putting words and music to what so many of us are feeling. Thank you for touching words about Michael during your great performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

    July 7, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  16. Ms. Gibbons

    this was the moving homegoing I've ever experienced. He was born to do this.

    July 7, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  17. Thelma Allen

    Stevie Wonder as always out did himself, that song would bring tears to the hard hearted of man. It brought tears to my eyes to seen the pain he was in, he clearly loved Michael Jackson. I would like to thank Stevie Wonder for being the caring person that he is and for giving Michael Jackson the repect he so deserves. The whole memorial service was such a great success and the pain I felt for the whole family is beyond words. Just know Michael is with god now and no one can hurt him anymore, may god bless and keep his family.

    July 7, 2009 at 9:41 pm |
  18. shannon

    Stevie Wonder's song at Michael Jackson's Memorial made me realize how the people who come and go in our lives really only share our journey. I was moved to tears. You can't fake lyrics written from the heart. We all answer for the good and bad choices we make in life. Maybe Michael never wanted to leave his fantasy of a desired childhood, and maybe he had his demons...but his children are forever without their father. And that is the tragedy here.
    Thank you Stevie Wonder for your beautiful song. Thank you Michael for your music. May God bless your children as they continue, each on their own journey.

    July 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  19. Annie Kate

    Such a beautiful song and it captures the shock of premature death as well as one can. Stevie was great singing this song and sharing his feelings with the fans and Michael's family.

    July 7, 2009 at 7:45 pm |
  20. Winston Brown

    Many people including myself feels that this is a missed opportunity for Mr. Obama not to attend the funeral of MJ and connect with his fans all over the world and enhance his stardom. I don't know how blacks are going to see this down the line but this could hurt the energy he needs from a lot of people both black and white.

    July 7, 2009 at 7:11 pm |
  21. Alonda Hnery

    The hole celebration was nice it is good to see every one join to show love for Micale and his Family I cryed for 2 hours and rember lets join like Michle have wonted us to lets not talk about it lets get moven and do it.

    July 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm |
  22. Alonda Hnery

    Mr. Michale Jackson made us laught and cry with his musice and magicle moves hes gone from our site but never our harts he will be dearly miss but every thing that he has paved the way for us as a nation shall live for ever for genrations to come I was onced told we as people fight battles and go threw things on this earth that we may not understand or may hurt us becaused we have a calling in our lifes to for fill and michale knew his love one another as one and to join this nation togeather as one every voice counts lets not waite another day lets began now and my hart an prays go to the Jackson Family love always the henry Family

    July 7, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  23. Marie

    Thank you Stevie for your heartfelt words and song to the Jackson family. Your a blessing and a joy to hear.

    July 7, 2009 at 6:29 pm |
  24. Heather,ca

    I was touched and impressed with his personal thoughts and story. You could tell he was thinking I can't believe I'm here doing this. This can't be real. It was beyond touching. It was very personal.

    July 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm |