I just realized that I mourned for three consecutive "Michael musicians" in the past months.
Mike Francis, born Francesco Puccioni, died last January.
Francis M, born Francis Michael Magalona, died last March.
Michael Jackson, born Michael Joseph Jackson, died last June.
So ok, Mike Francis was a stage name, and Francis M never really used the Michael in his name, pero wala lang. Napansin ko lang.
In each case, a part of my childhood died along with their passing. But that's the beauty of music - it lives forever.