R.I.P.: J.J. Jackson, original MTV VJ

I’m sorry to hear that J.J. Jackson, one of the original MTV VJs, died Wesdnesday of an apparent heart attack. He was 62.

Of those first MTV personalities, J.J. seemed to have the most knowledge of the music business and to be more down-to-earth/less gimicky than the others with their hair and pretty faces, at least to my teenage perception. I hope the five years he spent helping to found an empire were fun and profitable for him.