Sheryl Crow Praises Divine Jackson17 July 2010
Singer Sheryl Crow has hailed Michael Jackson's performances as ''divine brilliance'' and says he can never be replaced.
Sheryl Crow Praises Divine Jackson
The 48-year-old singer got her big break as one of the late King of Pop's backing singers and has praised his stage presence as "divine brilliance".
She said: "He gave me my first job in the business. My strongest memories of Michael are his performances and getting to be a fly on the wall every night. I got to watch him in his divine brilliance, do what he did the best. There'll never be anyone like him again".
She said: "Marvin Gaye was a big influence because he could write a beautifully sexy song and at the same time combine it with a lyric which was a comment about what was going on politically at the time."
The mother of two also spoke about her long working relationship with rocker Keith Richards - who features on her new album `100 Miles From Memphis'.
She added: "I've had a long relationship with Keith and Mick as well. They were such huge influences on me and since 1994 they've just been so generous to have us open a show for them or to have me sit in with them."