La Roux's Elly Jackson Was Obsessed By Michael Jackson
The band's frontwoman speaks on her childhood love for MJ
She told The Guardian: "The first record I remember hearing by Michael Jackson was when I was 7 years old - there was a cassette of Dangerous on top of the videos in the living room. I remember not liking the music but liking the cover. I would look at pictures of him for three hours. When you're that age, Michael Jackson blows your mind.
"He was the source of so much intrigue when I was a kid. He had everything a pop star needs - the lifestyle and the massive mental health issues. HIStory was the first Michael Jackson record I bought, when I was 8, but Off The Wall can't be beaten. I'm getting into funk at the moment and it's an amazing funk record. Plus, his vocals are softer."