Sheryl Crow Praises Divine Jackson

Sheryl Crow says that there will never be another Michael 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".

The Grammy Award-winning artist also revealed that Marvin Gaye and The Rolling Stones were big influences on her career.

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."


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she was a groupie and MJ felt sorry for her and showed her the light !
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YEAH!!! sure now the stars want to say something now that he is dead Why couldn't they say something?(SPEAK OUT) when he was going through so many trials, Where were they then? Like Madonna said they abandon him when he need them the most as a friend,support and to speak up on his behalf) Thats sad!! I just don't understand how could they do that, he would have been their for them I hope they feel some SHAME!!! I guess they were afraid that it would cause problems with their career since everybody was against Michael Jackson. I guess they weren't really friends. A real friend sticks closer than a brother
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YEAH!!! sure now the stars want to say something now that he is dead Why couldn't they say something?(SPEAK OUT) when he was going through so many trials, Where were they then? Like Madonna said they abandon him when he need them the most as a friend,support and to speak up on his behalf) Thats sad!! I just don't understand how could they do that, he would have been their for them I hope they feel some SHAME!!! I guess they were afraid that it would cause problems with their career since everybody was against Michael Jackson. I guess they weren't really friends. A real friend sticks closer than a brother
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YEAH!!! sure now the stars want to say something now that he is dead Why couldn't they say something?(SPEAK OUT) when he was going through so many trials, Where were they then? Like Madonna said they abandon him when he need them the most as a friend,support and to speak up on his behalf) Thats sad!! I just don't understand how could they do that, he would have been their for them I hope they feel some SHAME!!! I guess they were afraid that it would cause problems with their career since everybody was against Michael Jackson. I guess they weren't really friends. A real friend sticks closer than a brother
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Yea Yea here we go again, such sh*t, all you celebs out there you all are about yourself and what anyone can do for your career you dont give a rats a** about MJ, like we the true fans do, we just were not priveledged eneough to get as close as we wanted, we were the ones really listening to him & watching him (glove RIGHT HAND)duh!!too bad you didnt help MJ as a real friend should have, He might still be here on tour, THANKS CELEBS FOR NOTHING, RIP MJ we L.O.V.E U
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YEAH!!! sure now the stars want to say something now that he is dead Why couldn't they say something?(SPEAK OUT) when he was going through so many trials, Where were they then? Like Madonna said they abandon him when he need them the most as a friend,support and to speak up on his behalf) Thats sad!! I just don't understand how could they do that, he would have been their for them I hope they feel some SHAME!!! I guess they were afraid that it would cause problems with their career since everybody was against Michael Jackson. I guess they weren't really friends. A real friend sticks closer than a brother
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YEAH!!! sure now the stars want to say something now that he is dead Why couldn't they say something?(SPEAK OUT) when he was going through so many trials, Where were they then? Like Madonna said they abandon him when he need them the most as a friend,support and to speak up on his behalf) Thats sad!! I just don't understand how could they do that, he would have been their for them I hope they feel some SHAME!!! I guess they were afraid that it would cause problems with their career since everybody was against Michael Jackson. I guess they weren't really friends. A real friend sticks closer than a brother
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YEAH!!! sure now the stars want to say something now that he is dead Why couldn't they say something?(SPEAK OUT) when he was going through so many trials, Where were they then? Like Madonna said they abandon him when he need them the most as a friend,support and to speak up on his behalf) Thats sad!! I just don't understand how could they do that, he would have been their for them I hope they feel some SHAME!!! I guess they were afraid that it would cause problems with their career since everybody was against Michael Jackson. I guess they weren't really friends. A real friend sticks closer than a brother
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YEAH!!! sure now the stars want to say something now that he is dead Why couldn't they say something?(SPEAK OUT) when he was going through so many trials, Where were they then? Like Madonna said they abandon him when he need them the most as a friend,support and to speak up on his behalf) Thats sad!! I just don't understand how could they do that, he would have been their for them I hope they feel some SHAME!!! I guess they were afraid that it would cause problems with their career since everybody was against Michael Jackson. I guess they weren't really friends. A real friend sticks closer than a brother
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Cheryl Crow has always praised Michael so I don't get the right/left hand comment. She said once that she used to stand in the wings and watch him on stage and think, "I'll never see talent like this gain in my lifetime." Maybe she did stand with him and we don't know. I do agree with her -- he truly was divine brilliance.
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