Today in MJJ HIStory
1970 – The Jackson 5ive are at Look Magazine, Volume 34 Number 17.
Cover story: JACKSON FIVE: “Bubblegum soul takes off”.
THE JACKSON FIVE: The Hottest new group in the record world has to be in bed by ten o’clock. “Led by Michael, 10, the Jackson quintet is an exaltation of earthy songs and hip street dancing that sends teen audiences wild.” by Ernest Dunbar, Photographs by Douglas Jones.
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1973 – The Jackson 5ive concert in Los Angeles.
1978 – Michael attended a reception for the Robert Kennedy Tennis Tournament at the NBC Building in New York City.
1992 – The first Heal The World European Children’s Congress meets in London, England. Eighty-four children between the ages of 8 and 16 come together to express their views on the world’s biggest problems and the solutions, as they see them. Despite a case of laryngitis, Michael arrives at Regent’s College after lunch and stays for approximately four hours.
1993 – Michael’s Bad and Thriller albums certified 7x and 22x platinum by RIAA.
2008 – The fan-voted album King of Pop was released in Belgium, New Zealand & UK.
UK: On July 18, the United Kingdom version of the compilation was announced. Sony BMG UK teamed up with GMTV and The Sun allowing fans, until August 10, to pick 18 tracks from the song pool. The pool list, at only 50 tracks, is the least diverse; there were no songs included from Jackson’s group career. 66,000 people took part in the vote. Despite the pool conducting a possible 18 tracks, only 17 are included. Most notable is the fact that “Scream” is included on the album, as this song had not appeared on any compilation album in the United Kingdom prior due to legal rights with Janet Jackson’s label Virgin Records.
New Zealand: On July 3, it was announced that fans in New Zealand would have until July 20, to vote for their version of King of Pop. Fans could vote for five songs in a pool that differed slightly from the Australian song pool. The songs available from Thriller 25 were different; “For All Time” had been replaced by “The Girl Is Mine 2008” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008”. “Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu” from Bad (2001 special edition) was not available. While the Australian pool included seven songs from Jackson’s group career, the New Zealand pool had only three: “Blame It on the Boogie”, “Can You Feel It” and “State of Shock”.
Belgium: On July 26, it was announced the released of the double disc album. Fans could vote for their 5 favorite tracks from a pool of 124, on the web site of the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. This is the only version of the album to contain the single Girlfriend.