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Michael Tried To Help Laura Ling & Euna Lee

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By Gotham Chopra

The last time I spoke to my friend Michael Jackson was about  3 weeks before his shocking death. He had called me late one night to ask about another of my close friends who he had read about in the news. Laura Ling, a former colleague and friend, was detained originally by North Korean border guards along with her colleague Euna Lee on March 17th. Since then, they have been imprisoned, had very little contact with their families or western officials, and endured a secretive trial at which they were sentenced to twelve years hard labor. At this present moment, it is unclear where Laura and Euna are – whether they remain in a government guesthouse, or moved to the infamous N Korean labor camps that many do not survive.

Michael had read some of the details regarding Laura and Euna’s predicament. As was often the case with him and global events he read about – from famine in Africa to victims of natural disasters in far off countries, to orphans created by wars – he felt a deep sense of empathy for Laura and Euna. When I shared with him that Euna had a four-year-old daughter, he was even more anguished.

He asked me whether I had had any contact with Laura. I told him I had written her a few letters and had been assured they were getting through. Outside of that, her own family had only heard from her twice in the over three months they had been imprisoned. When I told him that, Michael paused.

“Do you think,” he said hesitantly, “that the leader of North Korea could be a fan of mine?” (more…)


‘Planet Earth’ Poem Written By Michael ~

Planet Earth, my home, my place
A capricious anomaly in the sea of space
Planet Earth are you just
Floating by, a cloud of dust
A minor globe, about to bust
A piece of metal bound to rust
A speck of matter in a mindless void
A lonely spaceship, a large asteroid

Cold as a rock without a hue
Held together with a bit of glue
Something tells me this isn’t true
You are my sweetheart soft and blue
Do you care, have you a part
In the deepest emotions of my own heart
Tender with breezes caressing and whole
Alive with music, haunting my soul.

In my veins I’ve felt the mystery
Of corridors of time, books of history
Life songs of ages throbbing in my blood
Have danced the rhythm of the tide and flood
Your misty clouds, your electric storm
Were turbulent tempests in my own form
I’ve licked the salt, the bitter, the sweet
Of every encounter, of passion, of heat
Your riotous color, your fragrance, your taste
Have thrilled my senses beyond all haste
In your beauty, I’ve known the how
Of timeless bliss, this moment of now

Planet Earth are you just
Floating by, a cloud of dust
A minor globe, about to bust
A piece of metal bound to rust
A speck of matter in a mindless void
A lonely spaceship, a large asteroid
Cold as a rock without a hue
Held together with a bit of glue
Something tells me this isn’t true
You are my sweetheart gentle and blue
Do you care, have you a part
In the deepest emotions of my own heart
Tender with breezes caressing and whole
Alive with music, haunting my soul.
Planet Earth, gentle and blue
With all my heart, I love you


Michael Jackson So Loved The World

It is estimated that Michael Jackson donated over $500 Million to charities during his lifetime.  He was also prone to giving away anonymously and impulsively.

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These are just some of the charities that were close to Michael’s heart:

2007


March 14 — Michael gave complimentary tickets to orphans and handicapped and physically-challenged people so that they could attend a ‘Fan Appreciation’ event in Tokyo.  At the event, Michael went onto the balcony to greet them all.

May 29 — Michael persuaded an auction house in Las Vegas to donate a portion of its profits of auctioning off memorabilia of the Jackson family to charity.

2004

April 1 — Michael received the Humanitarian Award from The African Ambassadors’ Spouses Association  for his worldwide humanitarian efforts, particularly in Africa. Michael financially supported programs in Africa to build and equip hospitals, orphanages, homes, and schools and financially supported programs for Child immunization, HIV-AIDS, Education, and Apartheid.

2003

June — A family, who experienced serious damages to their belongings during a flood in Germany, was invited by Michael Jackson to spend three days at Neverland, meeting Michael and his children.

September 13 — Michael hosted a star-studded charity event at Neverland.  Only 400 tickets were available for purchase.  Ticket price at presale was $725, with proceeds going to charity.  Among those in attendance were Aaron and Nick Carter, Mike Tyson, Penny Marshall, Pink, and BoysIIMen.  When the Carter brothers presented Michael with a belated birthday cake.  This led to a massive food fight, of course, Michael started!  Michael addressed those in attendance: “Thank you all for coming tonight. For in my opinion, this is a very special cause and the cause is our future and the future is our children.  I will continue to fight for them for the rest of my life.”

October 27 — Michael premiered the short film for his latest charity single titled “What More Can I Give?” in the conference area of the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The same day, the official “Music for Giving” web site was up and running.  The charity single “What More Can I Give?” became available online for download for a donation.

October 28– Michael  received the Radio Music Awards first Humanitarian Award.

November 9 — Michael Jackson donated painted shoes for charity. A shoe manufacturer named Tatami had the idea to create a charity titled “Shoes For Charity” for children suffering from traumas. Celebrities, including Michael Jackson, gave their donated shoes a special and unique touch by painting them.

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Michael’s Anti Gravity Illusion – 1993

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was an inventor and received a United States Patent in 1993 for an invention. This creation provides a new design for shoes which allowed MJ to create the desired anti gravity visual effect during his performances.


1988 ~ LA Gear Commercial ~ Man In The Mirror ~ Bad Tour (USA, Europe) “Dirty Diana” (Kansas City) ~ Princess Diana ~ Pepsi ~ Speed Demon ~ Dirty Diana ~ Moonwalk ~ Neverland ~ ‘Moonwalker’ ~ Another Part Of Me ~ MJ on the ‘Flintstone Kids’ ~ Smooth Criminal

  • January:

Michael became friends with Deepak Choprah

Katherine & Joe bought a house in Las Vegas.

Michael visited Siegfried & Roy at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

Michael attended the wedding of his attorney John Branca to Julie McArthur.

  • February:

Tour rehearsals were held in Pensacola, Florida. Some footage was aired on Entertainment Tonight.

The single “Man In The Mirror” was released with a video without Michael appearing in it.

  • February 23/24:

Michael kicked off the American part of the Bad Tour in Kansas City, Missouri..

ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES!!  ♥

  • March 1:

Michael attended a press conference arranged by Pepsi to preview the new Pepsi commercials featuring Michael (a four part story) and presented a $600,000 check to The United Negro College Fund.

  • March 2:

At the 30th Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York , Michael amazingly performed “The Way You Make Me Feel” & “Man In The Mirror” and received a standing ovation from the whole industry. During the telecast, the new Pepsi commercials were premiered.

  • March 3:

Concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City . During the show, Tatiana Thumbten replaced Sheryl Crow on “The Way You Make Me Feel”.  Siedah Garrett sang “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” with Michael & Steve Stevens played electric guitar on “Dirty Diana”

Among celebrities guests were Brooke Shields, Quincy Jones, Prince, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, New York City Mayor and the whole Jackson family

Michael filmed the video of “Speed Demon”.

  • March 4/5:

Concerts at the Madison Square Garden .

  • March 9:

Michael attended a performance of Phantom Of The Opera with Jimmy Safechuck & Liza Minnelli.

  • March 10:

Michael was honored by the United Negro College Fund as one of their highest contributors at the 44th annual anniversary dinner held at the Sheraton Hotel in New York .

Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Yoko Ono, Elizabeth Taylor & Liza Minnelli attended the event.

  • March 12/13:

Concerts in St Louis, Missouri. US cable network Showtime aired “Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues”.

  • March 15:

Michael hosted benefits for Saint Vincent ’s Residence.

  • Mid March:

Michael & Katherine went to Gary, Indiana & to visit Katherine’s father, Prince Scruse.

  • March 18/19:

Concerts in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • March 20:

Concert in Louisville, Kentucky. Michael was on the cover of Jet Magazine.

  • March 23/24:

Concerts in Denver, Colorado

  • March 30/31/April 1:

Concerts in Hartford, Connecticut

  • April:

The single “Dirty Diana” was released.

A duet between Michael & Stevie Wonder titled “Get It” was also released.

  • April 8/9/10:

Concerts in Houston, Texas

  • April 13/14/15:

Concerts in Atlanta, GA

  • April 14:

The video for “Dirty Diana” was premiered on MTV. It was filmed in Long Beach, California

  • April 19/20/21:

Concerts in Chicago, Illinois where Michael was presented with the keys to the city by mayor Eugene Sawyer.

  • April 20:

“Moonwalk”, Michael’s long awaited autobiography was published by Doubleday and became a best

seller.

  • April 25/26/27:

Concerts in Dallas, Texas

  • May 4/5/6:

Concerts on Minneapolis, Minnessota which ended the first part of the tour.

  • Mid May:

Michael moved out of Hayvenhurst and moved into his newly purchased ranch in the Santa Ynez Vallez. He bought the Sycamore Ranch for $17 millions dollars and soon renamed it “Neverland Valley Ranch”.

  • May 16:

Michael was on the cover of Jet magazine.

  • May 18:

Michael’s movie “Moonwalker” was previewed at the Cannes Film Festival

  • May 19:

Michael arrived in Rome and stayed at the Lord Byron Hotel .

  • May 21:

Michael visited the Sistine Chapel.

He visited children who suffer from cancer in the Bambini-Gesu Children’s Hospital in Rome. He signed autographs and gave away sweets and records to the little patients. He also donated a check of 100,000 pounds to the hospital.

  • May 22:

Michael visited with sick children at a local hospital.

  • May 23:

Michael began the European part of the Bad Tour in Rome .

An after-show party was held at the 16th Century Palazzo Taverna where Michael made a brief appearance. He was greeted by guests Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida Federico Fellini & Georgio Armani.

  • May 24:

Second concert in Rome .

  • May 25:

Michael was the guest of honor at a party held at the house of film director Franco Zeffirelli.

  • May 29:

Concert in Turin

  • June:

Michael was on the cover of Ebony magazine.

“Michael Jackson : The Legend Continues” was released on home video.

  • June 2:

Concert in Vienna

  • June 5/6/7:

Concerts in Rotterdam, Holland

  • June 11/12:

Concerts in Gothenburg

  • June 16:

Concert in Basel attended by Elizabeth Taylor & Bob Dylan.

While in Basel , Michael visited with the Charlie Chaplin family.

  • June 19:

Concert at the Berlin Wall

  • June 20:

Michael arrives in Paris with young friend Jimmy Safechuck, PR Bob Jones and bodyguard Wayne Nagin. They stayed at the Crillon Palace .

While in Paris, mayor Jacques Chirac presented Michael with La Grande Medaille de la Ville de Paris.

  • June 27/28:

Concert at The Parc des Princes attended by Grace Jones & Johnny Halliday among others.

  • July:

The single “Another Part Of Me” was released

  • July 1:

Concert in Hambourg

  • July 3:

Concerts in Cologne

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  • July 8:

Concert in Munich

  • July 10:

Concert in Cologne

  • July 11:

Michael arrived in London .

  • July 13:

Michael visited sick children at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London .

  • July 14/15:

Concerts in Wembley attended by Jack Nicholson, George Lucas, Harrison Ford & Jane Seymour

  • July 16:

Prince Charles & Princess Diana attended the third Wembley concert. Michael met the Royal couple backstage to present them with a check for the Prince’s Trust and another check for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

 

  • July 18:

Michael & Jimmy visited Elstree Studios where Steven Spielberg was directing Indiana Jones and they both meet Harrison Ford.

  • July 20:

Michael visited sick children again at the Great Ormond Street Hospital .

In the evening, a banquet was held in his honor at the Guildhall.

  • July 22:

Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck presented Michael with a pair of specially engraved ice skates backstage before his fourth concert in Wembley.

  • July 23:

Fifth concert in Wembley. Michael was on the cover of Hello magazine.

  • July 26:

Concert in Cardiff

  • July 30/31:

Concerts in Cork.

The live video of “Another Part Of Me” was premiered.

  • August 5:

Concert in Marbella

  • August 7:

Concert in Madrid

  • August 8:

Michael was on the cover of Jet magazine.

  • August 9:

Concert in Barcelona

  • August 21:

Concert in Wurzburge

  • August 23:

Concert in Werchter

  • August 25:

Katherine joined Michael in London

  • August 26:

Michael & Katherine went to the Madame Tussaud Museum .

Concert in Wembley.

Michael dedicated “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” to Elizabeth Taylor.

  • August 27:

Last concert at Wembley.

  • August 29:

Concert in Leeds where 90 000 fans sang Happy Birthday to Michael

  • September 2:

Concert in Hannover

  • September 4:

Concert in Gelsenkirchen

  • September 6:

Concert in Linz

  • September 7:

Michael received the MTV Video Vanguard Award from Peter Gabriel during a special presentation via satellite.

  • September 8

Michael was presented with an award for his seven sold out concerts at the Wembley stadium which earned him another entry into the Guinness Book Of Records.

  • September 10:

Concert in Milton Keynes

  • September 11:

Michael performed his last European concert in Liverpool in front of 125 000 people

  • September 12:

Michael & Katherine flew back to Los Angeles and went directly to Michael’s new home : Neverland. Upon arriving they were greeted by all the ranch’s employees

*    September 15:

The “Flintstone Kids” aired a 30 minute  “Just Say No” television special which featured Michael Jackson’s music. So cute:

  • September 26/27/28:

Concerts in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

  • October:

The single “Smooth Criminal” was released.

  • October 3/4/5:

Concerts in Rutherford, New Jersey

  • October 10/11:

Concerts in Richfield, Ohio

  • October 13:

MTV premiered the video of “Smooth Criminal”.

  • October 13/17/18/19:

Concerts in Landover, Maryland

  • October 23:

In a brief ceremony outside the old Motown Studio in Detroit , Michael presented Esther Edwards & Berry Gordy with a $125 000 check for the Motown museum.

  • October 24/25/26:

Concerts in Detroit, Michigan

  • Late October:

“Moonwalker” made its debut in Japanese theatres.

Michael canceled three concerts in Tacoma, Washington when his vocal cords become swollen.

  • November 7/8/9:

Concerts in Irvine Meadows, Laguna Hills, California

  • November 13:

Concert at the Sport Arena in Los Angeles.

Michael cancels five concerts in Los Angeles due to illness. They were rescheduled for January 1989.

  • December 9/10/11/17/18/19/24/25/26 :

Michael performed nine concerts a the Tokyo Dome in Japan.

  • December 26:

“Moonwalker” was released in Europe

Michael visited David Smithee, a 12-year-old whose father had set him on fire


♥ “If they say why, why.. tell em that its Human Nature..”Michael Jackson, Live on Bad Tour, Brisbane in 1987