"My singing… i’ll just say it simple as possible: it’s just godly."
- Michael Jackson in January 1980
Watch this never before “seen” interview with Michael (and Janet) Jackson here: http://youtu.be/YoCa3Po7M_8
Michael Jackson (Billie Jean)
On September 19, 1987, Michael Jackson scored his seventh solo #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” featuring vocalist Siedah Garrett. That same day, Jackson’s next single, “Bad” debuted on the Hot 100 at #40
- Written and composed by Michael Jackson
- Vocal duet with Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett
- Produced by Quincy Jones
- Co-Produced by Michael Jackson
- Nathan East: Bass
- N’dugu Chancler: Drums
- Dann Huff: Guitar
- Paulinho Da Costa: Percussion
- John Barnes: Piano
- Christopher Currell: Synclavier
- David Paich, Greg Phillinganes: Synthesizers
- Steve Porcaro: Synthesizer programming
- Rhythm arrangement by Quincy Jones
- Synthesizer arrangement by David Paich and Quincy Jones
- Vocal arrangement by Michael Jackson and John Barnes
My experience with Marlon and Brandon didn’t dissuade me from getting pregnant again. The following year August 29, I gave birth to another boy.
I remember that day well because my water broke while my neighbor Mildred White and I were driving over to see the new grammar school under construction, Garnett Elementary.
“Oh, my God, Mildred, I can’t sit in your car like this!” I exclaimed.
“Girl, don’t worry about it,” Mildred said, turning the car around.
At my request Mildred drove me home. I called my mother and she and my stepfather drove me to Mercy Hospital.
Shortly after I got there, I began having contractions. Later that night, my son was born.
“I want to name him,” my mother said. I hated her first suggestion: Ronald.
“How about Roy, then?”
“Oh, my gosh, Mama, no.”
She thought for a little while. “I’ve got it — Michael.”
“That’s it,” I said.
By then I was used to seeing my babies born with funny looking heads, so I wasn’t alarmed by Michael’s. The two other things I remember about him as I held him in my arms for the first time were his big brown eyes and his long hands, which reminded me of my father-in-law’s."
The very BEST of George Harrison in ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, 1964.
“About 12 years ago, when I was just about to start my Bad tour, a little boy came with his parents to visit me at my California home. He was dying of cancer and he told me how much he loved me and my music. His parents told me that he wasn’t going to live, that any day he could just go, and I said to him, ‘Look, I am going to be coming to your hometown in Kansas to start my tour in 3 months. I want you to come to the show. I am going to give you this jacket that I wore in one of my videos.’ His eyes lit up and he said, ‘You are gonna give ME the jacket?’ I said, ‘Yes, I’m going to give you the jacket, but you have to promise me that you will wear it to the show.’ I was trying to make him hold on. I said, ‘When you come to the show I want to see you in this jacket and in this glove,’ and I gave him one of my rhinestone gloves, which I never give to anyone. And he was just in heaven.
“But maybe he was too close to heaven, because when I came to his town, he had already died, and they buried him in the glove and the jacket. He was just 10 years old. God knows, and I know, that he tried his best to hold on. But at least when he died, he knew that he was loved, not only by his parents, but even by me, as a near stranger, I also loved him. And which… all of that love… with all of that love he knew that he didn’t come into this world alone, and he certainly didn’t leave it alone. If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
— Michael Jackson | Oxford University, 2001
Happy birthday Michael Jackson!♛ August 29, 1958 ♛
short films from the history album
Michael leaving the Grammy Awards, 1984.
Black Or White, Jam and In The Closet behind the scenes.