Today in MJJ HIStory
1983 – Issue: 40 of Hitkrant magazine [Netherlands] featured Michael on their cover.
1993 – Michael performs Dangerous concert at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina attending 70,000.
1994 – Michael & Lisa attend Elvis: The Tribute, celebrity concert in tribute to Elvis at The Pyramid arena in Memphis, Tennessee, with Janet & Rene and Lisa’s mother Priscilla Presley.
Among the artists paying great tribute were: Michael Bolton (“Jailhouse Rock“), Melissa Etheridge (“Burning Love“), U2 (“Can’t Help Falling in Love“), Tony Bennett (“Love Me Tender“), Carl Perkins (“Blue Suede Shoes“), Tanya Tucker (“Teddy Bear“) and Jim Belushi and Quentin Tarantino (“Viva Las Vegas“). In addition, there was an extra scene from the ’68 comeback special of Elvis performing “One Night with You” and various clips of Presley performing his hit songs individually spliced together.
The show aired live as a Pay-Per-View event, and in condensed form as an ABC television special later that year.
Michael starts recording a duet with Janet.
1997 – Michael is best man at his friend Gerry Inzerillo’s wedding to Prudence Salomon, SA.
Spokesman Howard Rubenstein said in a statement that Michael and wife Debbie filed for divorce: “Michael and Debbie remain friends and they ask that the public respect their desire not to further comment or speculate upon the reasons for their decision.”
2005 – Michael & Grace take the kids to see the stage show of Billy Elliot. They are accompanied by Mark Lester & his family.
Michael turned up at the theatre 15 minutes after the show’s scheduled start after leaving the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, where he is staying, a mile away.
He is in London to record a charity song, From The Bottom Of My Heart, in aid of victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The West End musical of Billy Elliot tells the tale of a boy growing up in a tough mining town in the north of England who has a fascination with ballet. Sir Elton John has provided music for the stage makeover of the successful film.