Today in MJJ HIStory
1977 – The Wiz rehearsals began in New York City.
1979 – The Jacksons perform Destiny tour in New Orleans, United States.
1983 – Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s single “Say, Say, Say/Ode To A Koala Bear” was released in the United Kingdom.
The song was produced by George Martin for McCartney’s 5th solo album, Pipes of Peace, became MJ’s 7th top 10 hit inside a year. It was a #1 hit in the U.S., Norway, and Sweden, reached #2 in the U.K., and peaked within the top 10 in Australia, Austria, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Certified platinum by the RIAA, the song was promoted with a music video directed by Bob Giraldi. The video, filmed in Santa Ynez Valley, California, featured cameo appearances by Linda McCartney and La Toya Jackson. The short film centers around two con artists called “Mac and Jack” (played by McCartney and Jackson), and is credited for the introduction of dialogue and storyline to music videos.
1987 – Michael performs BAD tour at Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.
Issue: 20 of Oor magazine [Netherlands] featured Michael on their cover.
Issue: 40 of Hitkrant magazine [Netherlands] featured Michael on their cover.
1988 – Michael performs BAD tour at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford [US].
1990 – Smash Hits magazine[United Kingdom] featured Michael on the cover with the story: A Day Round Michael Jackson’s House!!
1996 – In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Michael visits hospitals “Ronald McDonald House” and “AMC”, interacts with the patients and distributes toys and other presents to them. A unit from one of the hospitals (for parents who want to be with their children) is named after Jackson.
2007 – Michael’s issue of L’Uomo Vogue Magazine hit the newstands in Italy.