Today in MJJ HIStory
1987 – Michael performs BAD tour at Nishinomiya Stadium in Osaka [Japan].
1992 – Michael performs Dangerous tour at Football Stadium, Oviedo [Spain] attending 25,000. Slash made a guest appearance during Michael’s concert.
1993 – during his stay in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jackson visits ill patients at a hospital, speaks to and passes toys to them, waves to an extensive congregation of admirers from his hotel balcony and throws down pieces of memorabilia to them.
He also visits the Tsirn Army Base there. Meantime, Jackson’s associate, “Pepsi”, warrants 160,000 dollars for the “Ghandi Foundation for Children”, resulted from the singer’s concerts in New Delhi, India.
1996 – Michael performs HIStory tour at Bemowo Airport, Warsaw – the biggest concert in history of music in Poland – accumulated 120 thousand fans.
During the HIStory Tour in Warsaw, Poland, Jackson, who had the big dream to build amusement parks the world over, is approached by a local businessman, Jacques Tourel, director of the World Trade Center in Warsaw, to consider Poland as one of the possible places to build amusement parks.
Warsaw, Airport Bemowo, 20 September 1996, hour 18:30
Michael Jackson in Poland! Already only this fact electrifies all. It was not such concert in Poland yet. He stepped out in our country the been careful for the largest star of amusement music universally folks.
RMF FM were in Poland organizers of Michael’s concert and Viva Art Music. Official sponsor MK Cafe. They hugged media patronage Electoral Newspaper and Polsat.
Warsaw was place, where fans’ the most numerous Reich except tens thousand Poles cribbed “The king of pop music” from western Europe, particularly from Germanys and Scandinavia.
Scene arrived on tens trucks, it occupied over 200 persons to its building. Several thousand workers of protection secured the concert, police and army. There was never before prepared in Poland so great musical event until now.
Kurier TV magazine(Poland) featured MJ on the cover.
2001 – “You Rock My World” hit the US Billboard Charts at # 10 – a huge accomplishment for a single that is not available commercially and is based on airplay points alone.
Cry, song composed by R. Kelly, and recorded by Michael for his solo album, INVINCIBLE, Officially premiered on Michael’s website, and dedicated to the thousands of people who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the States. The song issued in October 2001.
Initially released in the States at the same time as Michael’s You Rock My World, as
a jukebox single. Briefly released to radio, but proved unpopular, so was quickly withdrawn and Butterflies distributed instead.
Promo short film, directed by Nick Brandt, was shot in six different locations (five in California and one in Nevada) – but didn’t feature Michael at all, as he was in dispute with Sony over the promo’s budget. Premiered in the UK on Top Of The Pops on 2nd November 2001.
Some of America’s biggest popstars, led by Michael Jackson, are to record a single – “What More Can I Give” – to raise money for the victims families and survivors of last week’s terrorist attacks in New York, a press release stated on September 20, 2001. The list of participants so far includes Jackson [who will produce the track], Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, N Sync’s Justin Timberlake and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter.
“I believe in my heart that the music community will come together as one and rally to the aid of thousands of innocent victims,” said Jackson. “There is a tremendous need for relief dollars right now and through this effort each one of us can play an immediate role in helping comfort so many people. We have demonstrated time and again that music can touch our souls. It is time we used that power to help us begin the process of healing immediately.”
Michael Jackson’s statement to Rolling Stone magazine on last week’s terrorist attacks in the US: “I’m not one to sit back and point the finger and say, ‘Oh, I feel bad for what happened to them’. I want to do something, to give to help those who lost their parents, who lost their mothers and their fathers. Those are our people. Those are our children. Those are our parents. I want the whole world to sing [What More Can I Give], to bring us together as a world, because a song is a mantra, something you repeat over and over. And we need peace, we need giving, we need love, we need unity.”
2007 – Jackson Family Visits ‘Lion King‘
While staying in New York (USA) for the Italian Vogue photoshooting, Michael Jackson and his three children went to see the musical ‘The Lion King’ at the Minskoff Theatre on Sunday. They also visited the cast backstage. Aspen magazine fashion editor Sue Hostetler reports:
“(…) all of a sudden, Michael Jackson appears with his three kids – who all had wigs and baseball caps on.”
Michael introduced his kids Paris, Prince, and Blanket to the cast before taking pictures.