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Today in MJJ HIStory


1966 – The Jackson family spent some of their summers visiting Joe Jackson’s father, Samuel Jackson, in Winslow, Arizona. During their time there, they occasionally performed local shows.

One such show took place at Winslow’s Elks Lodge on August 20, 1966. Also, sometime during this year (probably earlier), Michael had joined the group to win a talent show contest at Gary’s Roosevelt High School, where his older brothers were students.

1983 – The Jackson 5 compilation album “18 Greatest Hits” hit #1 in the U.K.

Edited Telstar 16 Motown singles, plus Happy and We’ve Got A Good Thing Going on this compilation.
Reissue July 1988 by Motown.
1. One Day In Your Life
2. Lookin’ Through The Windows
3. Got To Be There
4. Doctor My Eyes
5. Ben
6. ABC
7. We’re Almost There
8. Skywriter
9. Rockin’ Robin
10. Happy
11. Ain’t No Sunshine
12. I’ll Be There
13. I Want You Back
14. The Love You Save
15. We’ve Got A Good Thing Going
16. Mama’s Pearl
17. Never Can Say Goodbye
18. Hallelujah Day

A heavy advertising campaign, coupled with the phenomenal success of “Thriller” (which dominated the world rankings in 1983) begat a surprising success in the charts.
“18 Greatest Hits” spent more than a year in the UK charts and became the 10th sale of the year 1983 (the first being Thriller).
Happy for the first time appeared on the album “Music and Me” (1973) and was released as a single for the first time in 1983 to promote this compilation. The English original 45s included a free poster (as will be the tradition in the promotion of Michael’s solo albums for Epic). Well, the first Michael tube was brought out to this promotion.

1992 – Michael perform first of three concert at Wembley Stadium, London attending 72,000 fans.

1993 – On 21st/22nd August, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) served search warrants on Neverland Valley and Michael’s condominium in Century City. Several boxes of items were removed but, contrary to press reports, nothing that could be termed ‘evidence’ was discovered.
‘The search warrant,’ a LAPD spokesman confirmed, ‘didn’t result in anything that would support a criminal filing.’

1996 – On January 18th, 1996, it was announced that Lisa Marie Presley had filed for divorce from Michael Jackson. The divorce would become final on August 20th, 1996.

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