♥ Feb 20, 2008 MICHAEL JACKSON song “Got The Hots” (Unreleased Thriller Session 1982) was only released on Japan Thriller 25 ♥
♥ On February 20, 2008 Michael Jackson’s song “Got The Hots” (Unreleased Thriller Session 1982) was only released on Japan Thriller 25:
THIS WAS FILMED ON JUNE 24, 2009…
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…)
1969- Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
1970- Third Album
1970- The Jackson 5 Christmas Album
1971- Maybe Tomorrow
1971- Goin’ Back To Indiana
1873- The Jackson 5 in Japan
1973- G.I.T. Get It Together
1974- Dancing Machine
1975- Moving Violation
1976- The Jacksons
1981- The Jacksons Live!
1989- 2300 Jackson Street
1972- Got To Be There
1973- Music & Me
1979- Off The Wall
1995- HIStory: Past. Present, and Future Book1
2009- This Is It
In November 2001, CBS television network aired a two-hour special in honor of Michael Jackson’s Thirtieth year as a solo entertainer (his first solo single, “Got To Be There”, was recorded in 1971). The show was edited from footage of two separate concerts Michael had orchestrated in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on September 7 and September 10, 2001. The shows sold out in five hours. Ticket prices were music’s most expensive ever; the best seats cost $5,000 and included a dinner with Michael Jackson and a signed poster. Jackson reportedly earned $7.5 million for each of the two concerts, which is over $150,000 per minute.
The last of the two concerts wrapped up just hours before planes ran into the Twin Towers of Lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center. The concerts featured in the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special were his last concerts….ever.
Opening the show was Samuel L. Jackson’s presentation of Usher, Whitney Houston & Mya, performing a rendition of Michael’s hit song “Wanna Be Startin Somethin”, from his 1982 album, Thriller. Among other performers and guests were Liza Minnelli singing “You Are Not ALone”; and James Ingram with Gloria Estephan singing Jackson’s 1987 ballad, ” I Just Cant Stop Loving You” (another #1 U.S. hit). Marc Anthony also sang “Shes Out Of My Life”.
The second hour of the show is by far the best remembered, featuring the exciting reunion of Michael and his brothers Jermaine, Jacki, Randy, Marlon, and Tito for a “greatest hits” medley, including their headlining songs “Can You Feel It”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save”, I Want You Back”, “Ill Be There”, and “Shake Your Body Down To The Ground”. As the crowd roared, it was evident that the Jackson brothers were enjoying themselves, possibly even more than the adoring fans of past and present. Following the reunion, Michael announced surprise guests for the Jackson 5 hit “Dancing Machine” by NSYNC.
Following a short intermission, Chris Tucker then appeared onstage, recalls a humorous conversation between him and Jackson (imitating his voice) before announcing a live performance of what is Michael’s most well-known tune: “Billie Jean” (The broadcast version is different showing The Way You Make Me Feel/Black Or White/Beat It and then Billie Jean). Michael Jackson once again hit the stage, this time flanked by scores of dancers dressed as gang members for an explosive version of “Beat It”. As Michael glided and danced his way across the floor, the crowd roared all the louder in appreciation. Immediately afterward, Slash was properly introduced for a powerful, whirlwind rendition of “Black Or White”. Then Michael Jackson was joined by Britney Spears for a performance of “The Way You Make Me Feel”. After, he performed his newest single, “You Rock My World”, from the recently-released album Invincible. Michael was joined at the end of the song by Usher, who performed a smooth robotic dance routine.(The broadcast version ends after You Rock My World). Near the end of the final song, Michael Jackson and Co. sang “We Are The World” onstage in an elaborate finale.
For a list of all performances: (more…)
1999 – In London with Mohamed Al Fayed ~ Bollywood Awards ~ Benefit Charity Concerts ~ Thriller, Awarded Best Video Ever ~
- January 13 :
The Japanese pop group J-Friends released the single “People Of The World” composed by Michael.
- January 14-25 :
Michael went to Sun City, with Prince, Paris & their nanny Grace Rawamba.
On the 15th, he attended the Bar Mitzvah of the son of his friends Dean & Darren Cohen.
- January 26 :
On his way back home, Michael stopped by an hospital in Miami to be treated for a small fracture to his right wrist
- January 28 :
Michael took Prince to the emergency room of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles because of a viral infection.
- February :
Michael asked Carole Bayer Sager to work on his new album and she introduced him to Rodney Jerkins, the young R&B producer.
Michael asked Rodney to produce songs with him.
Michael returned to Sun City.
- March 20 :
Michael went to Munich to announce the Michael Jackson & Friends Benefit Concerts during the German TV Show Wetten Dass.
- March 23 :
Michael went to Cape Town in to give a press conference with Nelson Mandela about the benefit concerts.
- Late March :
Michael, Prince, Paris & Grace checked in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City where Michael started recording new material with Rodney Jerkins.
- April 03 :
Michael hosted a party for Paris 1st birthday.
Michael spent the weekend in London with Mohamed Al Fayed. He attended an English football match at Fulham’s Craven Cottage, and made a surprise visit to Liberty Radio where he gave an interview to tabloid Daily Mirror.
- April 12-14 :
- May 1 :
Michael received a charity award at the Bollywood Awards held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York .
- May 10 :
Michael attended a private screening of The Matrix movie in Manhattan .
- May 17 :
Michael attended a private screening of Star Wars Episode 1 in Manhattan with Prince Michael Jr & Uri Geller.
- June 1 :
Due to Prince Michael Jr’s sickness, Michael canceled his participation in the Pavarotti & Friends Charity Concert in Modena.
- June 9 :
- June 10 :
Michael was in Paris.
- June 11 :
Michael was New York where he met with Sony executives.
- June 13-20 :
Michael rehearsed for the concerts in Los Angeles .
- June 21 :
Michael arrived in Seoul with Grace & the kids.
- June 25 :
Michael performed the first charity concert in Seoul. Backstage he spent time with Boys 2 Men & Mariah Carey.
- June 26 :
Michael, Grace & the kids arrived in Munich .
- June 27 :
Michael performed his second concert in Munich. During Earth Song, a technical problem occurred and the central section of The Bridge Of No Return collapsed. Michael’s feet and back were injured (he was taken to the hospital after the show)
- June 29 :
Michael, Prince, Paris & Grace arrived in Paris and check in the Plaza Athenée Hotel.
- June 30 :
Michael & his friends went to see the Matrix movie on the Champs Elysées.
- July 3-4 :
In a studio near Paris , Michael posed for a top secret photoshoot with French photograph Arnaud Bani, his make up artist Karen Faye & stylist Michael Bush.
- July 5-13 :
Michael, Grace & the kids stayed at Disneyland Paris where they were joined by Debbie.
They went to Sun City. On the 18th, they attended Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
- July 25-27 :
In London, where Michael meets Mohamed Al Fayed & Prince Naseem.
- Early August :
Michael resumed the recording sessions of his new album in New York City and moved in a beautiful Fifth Avenue Townhouse with his friend and assistant Frank “Tyson” Cascio.
Rabbi Schmuley Boteach visited Michael at this townhouse and they became friends.
- August 15 :
Michael met the Dalai Lama in NYC.
- August 29 :
Michael was back in Neverland to celebrate his birthday.
Michael decided to cancel the Millenium concerts due to take place in Hawaii & Seoul on the 31st of December.
- September 4 :
Michael went to Sun City to accept an award and present a check to Nelson Mandela during the Kora All African Awards.
- September 9 :
Michael & Elizabeth Taylor interviewed in Talk magazine
- September 11-14 :
Michael was in Disneyland Paris with Grace & the kids. Debbie joined them.
- October 1 :
Michael attended a jewish service in New York with Uri Geller & Schmuley Boteach.
- October 8 :
Debbie officially filed for divorce and signed a confidentiality agreement.
- October 11-early November :
Michael & the kids were at Neverland.
- November 12 :
Michael planned to star as the lead actor in a film named The Nightmares of Edgar Allan Poe.
Michael & Schmuley Boteach took their kids to see the movie Toy Story in New York for Thanksgiving.
- November 30 :
To celebrate “Thriller” as the best video ever, Michael interviewed with MTV and appeared on the cover of TV Guide with exclusive pictures/interview.
- December 4 :
Michael attended Whitney Houston ‘s Fund Raising Event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York with his old friend Gregory Peck.
- December 20 :
After recording over 75 songs for his new album, Michael took a break in the recording sessions and went back to Neverland.
- December 24/25 :
Michael celebrated Christmas with Prince & Paris at Neverland.
♥ “If they say why, why.. tell em that its Human Nature..”Michael Jackson, Live on Bad Tour, Brisbane in 1987