I love Michael Jackson

1982 ~ The Beginning Of ‘Thriller’ ~ ET Storybook ~


Michael became friends with Marlon Brando and Mark Lester.

Michael recorded back up vocals for the song State Of Independence by Donna Summer.


  • April 14:

Michael & Paul McCartney started recording the song “The Girl Is Mine” in Los Angeles.

  • August:

Michael, Quincy Jones & Bruce Swedien started recording The “Thriller” album at the Westlake Studios in Los Angeles.

Michael began rebuilding the Encino family Home. During the reconstruction, he moved into a condo that he owned with Katherine, Janet & LaToya.

During a photoshoot by Dick Zimmerman for the cover of ET Storybook, Michael met Karen Faye and hired her as his personal make-up artist



  • August 20:

Michael did an interview for the October’s issue of Interview magazine

  • September:

The single “Muscles” by Diana Ross was released. The song was written, composed and produced by Michael.

Steven Spielberg asked Quincy Jones and Michael to produce a storybook album for his movie ET. They accept and spend days & nights working in the Westlake Studio.

  • October 23:

“The Girl Is Mine” was released as a one-sided single by Epic.

  • November:

“ET Storybook” was released by MCA Records. A legal battle immediately ensues over the release of the album. CBS Records claimed that MCA violated their agreement by releasing their album before Thriller. A New York Supreme Court judge prohibits further sales of the album and of the single “Someone In The Dark” which were removed and destroyed

  • November 8 :

Michael, Quincy & Bruce completed the mixing of the “Thriller” album.

  • November 30 :

The album “Thriller” was released on Epic. It became the most successful album of all time with 7 hit singles, 107 millions copies sold worldwide, 3 legendary videos , 8 American Music Awards & 7 Grammy Awards!

  • December:

The family moved back to Hayvenhurst now equipped with a second story for the bedrooms, an upstairs den and a gym, downstairs a game room and a thirty-two-seat movie theatre and off the entry hall, a trophy room. Michael spent most of his time at Hayvenhurst playing with his menagerie composed of Louis & Lola (the llamas), Prince & Princess (the deer), Winter & Spring (the peacocks), Jabbar (the giraffe) or Muscles (the snake)

Michael & ET were on the cover of Ebony Magazine.

Michael did an interview with UK’s magazine Smash Hits.

Michael attended a Queen’s concert at The Forum of Los Angeles.

Michael recorded a duet with Freddie Mercury (State Of Shock )


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