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Michael, For all the dedication you gave, all the sweat and tears, the music you made, the talent you shared, and the love you gave the world.. I Love You ♥

1990 ~ White House honors, Moonwalker Video game, LA Gear

  • January:

Michael was presented with the MTV’s Video Vanguard Artist Of The Decade.

Michael visited Disneyworld in Florida .

  • January 6:

Michael invited 82 abused children to Neverland.

  • January 26:

Michael was at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the unveiling of a painting of himself titled The Book made by Australian artist Brett Livingstone Strong.

  • January 27:

Michael attended the American Cinema Awards where he receives the Entertainer Of The Decade Award from his guest Sophia Loren

  • February 3:

Michael received a Role Model Award from Japan which he accepted via satellite.

  • February 20:

Michael attended a sit-down breakfast at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel organized by CBS Records to celebrate Michael as the Top Selling Artist Of the 8O’s.

  • March 26:

Adrian Grant visits Michael at his Neverland ranch.

  • Spring:

Wade Robson, a seven-year-old Australian boy was invited by Michael to come study singing and dancing with him. He and his mother Joy stay at Neverland and will become regular guests at the ranch.

  • April 4:

Michael visited the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington DC with Ann Levin.

  • April 5:

Michael met with President Bush at the White House Rose Garden ceremony to be honored as Entertainer Of The Decade by the Capital Children’s Museum.

Later, Michael attended a fund-raising dinner in his honor at the historic Merrywood Estate in McLean.

  • April 7:

Michael arrived as one of the first guests at the Taj Mahal Casino of his friend Donald Trump.

  • April 8:

Michael heard the news of the tragic death of his close friend Ryan White while at the Taj Mahal Casino. He left immediately with Donald Trump to travel to Ryan’s home in Indiana .

  • April 11:

Michael attended Ryan White’s funeral service in Indiana along with 1500 people including Barbara Bush, Elton John & Ryan’s mother Jeanne.

  • May:

John Brown, a 14-year-old cancer sufferer was invited to Neverland to meet his Michael in person.

  • May 8:

Michael received the first ever BMI Michael Jackson Award at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

  • May 16:

Sammy Davis Jr, a long time friend of Michael died of throat cancer.  Michael was named as an honorary pallbearer along with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bill Cosby.

  • June 3:

Michael collapsed while dancing at the Hideout. He is taken to St John Hospital of Los Angeles where he was treated for chest pains.

Elizabeth Taylor was being treated in the same hospital.

  • June 8:

Michael left the hospital and went to Neverland.

  • June 25 :

Michael started recording the “Dangerous” album at the Ocean Way/Record One Studio 2 in Los Angeles.

  • July:

Michael attended the wedding of Berry Gordy to Grace Eaton in Santa Barbara .

45 sick children were invited to spend the day with Michael in Neverland

The first publicity pictures of Michael ‘LA Gear campaign began to circulate in magazines as well as the first TV commercial showing Michael dancing in the street with his niece Brandi.




  • Augusta

Saga/Genesis releases the video game of Moonwaker.

Michael hired Sandy Gallin & Jim Morey as new personal Managers.

  • August 18:

Michael invited 130 children from the YMCA’s Summer Program to Neverland.

  • September:

Michael was featured in a Quincy Jones documentary named Listen Up!

  • September 12:

Michael attended the City Of Hope Gala in honor of CBS Record Division President, Tommy Mottola.

  • September 14:

Disney’s chairman, Michael Eisner presented Michael with the first ever Michael Jackson Good Scout Humanitarian Award at the Century Plaza Towers in LA.

  • October:

Katherine Jackson published her memoirs and gave an interview to Ebony magazine to promote it.

1989 ~ “Leave Me Alone”, “Moonwalker”, BAD Tour, “Liberian Girl”, “2300 Jackson Street”, LA Gear, The Michael Jackson Auditorium

  • January :

MTV premieres the video of “Leave Me Alone” although the single was released in Europe .

Michael received Record of the Year Grammy Award for “Man In The Mirror” and performed the song on stage

  • January 10:

“Moonwalker” was released on video

January 12:

On the TV show ‘Cosby Show’, it featured the Huxtables attending a Michael Jackson “Bad” concert

  • January 16/17/18/26/27:

Michael plays the five last concert of the Bad World Tour at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles .  Among the celebrities attending the shows are Gregory Peck, Barbara Streisand, Sylvester Stallone, Sydney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor, Whitney Houston, Berry Gordy, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Liea Minnelli, Katherine, Joe, Rebbie & Janet. The tour ends after 123 concerts grossing over $125 million

  • January 30:

At the American Music Awards, Michael is presented with the video Pioneer Award presented by his friend Eddy Murphy.

  • February:

The single “Leave Me Alone” was released in Europe .

  • February 7:

Michael visited the Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California  after a man opened fire on children.

  • February 13:

Michael accepted two Brits Awards via satellite.

  • February 14:

Michael’s publicist Lee Solters announced that Michael and his manager Frank Dileo are to part company.

  • February 27:

Michael was on the cover of Jet magazine.

  • March:

The Black Radio Exclusive Humanitarian Award was presented to Michael at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California

  • March 5:

Michael took 200 disadvantaged children to Circus Vargas in Santa Barbara and to Neverland.

  • April:

Michael was on the cover of Ebony magazine.

Michael recorded the video for “Liberian Girl” featuring many guest stars such as Paula Abdul, Quincy Jones, John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, Rosanna Arquette, Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, David Copperfield, Corey Feldman & Bubbles.  The video was dedicated to Liz Taylor.

  • April 12:

Michael attended the 3rd Soul Train Awards where he was presented the Heritage Award & Sammy Davis Jr Award from Eddie Murphy & Elizabeth Taylor.

Another award was presented to Michael by Mike Tyson.

  • April 14:

At the 2nd World Music Awards in , Michael accepted two awards from Whitney Houston via satellite from Neverland.

  • June 13:

Michael did a second sitting to sculptor David Goode in Los Angeles for the latest Madame Tussaud’s wax figure.

  • June 23:

“2300 Jackson Street”, the new Jackson album was released by Epic.  Michael only participates to the title song which is a tribute to Joe & Katherine with all the children (except Marlon & LaToya) & grandchildren sing and appear in the video shot during a Family Day at Tito’s home.

  • July:

Two years after the promotion began, “Liberian Girl”, the ninth & last single of the Bad album was released in Europe.

  • July 4:

Michael attended Diana Ross’s Motown home-coming party with super-model Beverly Johnson.

  • July 28:

Michael became the newsest claymation member of the Raisin Family by appearing in their new TV commercial called Michael Raisin.

  • September 13:

Michael attended a press conference to announce a new endorsement deal with L.A Gear under the special marketing campaign Unstoppable.

  • September 22:

Michael received the Humanitarian Award at the 8th annual Best Of Washington Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Sheraton Washington Hotel.

  • October 10:

Michael went back to the Gardner Elementary School in Hollywood where he attended sixth grade.  The school renames his auditotorium “The Michael Jackson Auditorium”. Michael gave a speech to thank his former teacher Mrs Gerstin & former tutor, Rose Fine who attend the event.

  • November 10:

The Jackson Family were interviewed on Donahue (Michael & LaToya do not appear)

  • November 13:

Michael sang “You Were There” during the taping of the Sammy Davis Jr 6Oth Anniversary TV Special.

  • December:

Michael attended the world class boxing fight between Sugar Ray Leonard & Roberto Duran at the Mirage Hotel.

Michael was on the cover of Vanity Fair with exclusive pictures by Annie Leibovitz

  • December 6:

Michael made a surprise appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show to present Eddie Murphy with the MTV’s Humour God Of The 80’s Award. Murphy then presented Michael with the award for Thrillers as The Greatest Video In The History Of The World.

  • December 19:

Michael visits F.A.O Schwartz toy store in Manhattan . He then went to Radio City Music Hall with several children to see the Christmas Spectacular.

  • December 28:

Ryan White, a young victim of AIDS was invited to spend a week in Neverland with Michael.

  • December 31:

Michael was presented with a scroll proclaiming him Best Selling Male Singer of the 80’s as part of the Cilla Black ITV Show “Goodbye to the 8O’s”

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..


  • 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


  • 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