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Today in MJJ HIStory

1979Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough hit #1 on the Hot 100, toppling Robert John’s Sad Eyes, giving Michael his first #1 hit since Ben in 1972. The song also gave Michael his first solo #1 – for five weeks – on the R&B singles chart.

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, written and composed by Michael was the album’s first single for his first solo album after leaving Motown, OFF THE WALL, released in August 1979.

The song became one of the album’s biggest hits, heralded Michael’s arrival as an adult solo performer, and paved the way for a new beginning to his musical career. It spent one week at the top of the pop charts & 5 weeks at the top of the black singles chart. A RIAA Gold Record duly followed, and in the UK the single peaked at #3 and earned Michael a Silver Disc.
Elsewhere, the single hit #1 in Australia, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa and Zimbabwe, #2 in Belgium and Holland, #3 in Canada, #5 in Finland, #10 in Ireland and Italy, and #13 in Germany (where it was the first Jackson record to chart).

Michael told Dick Clark’s National Music Survey how he wrote Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough with help from Randy.

“I was walking around the house and I just started singing, ‘da-da–da-da-da-da-da’, and said, ‘Ah, that sounds kinda nice.’ I kept singing it and gradually it came about. I went into the studio, we have a studio at home, a 24 track studio. Randy and I, I told Randy what to put down, what to play on the piano, and we did some percussion and some clapping and it turned out real funky. I played it for Quincey Jones and he loved it.”

We had little arguments, nothing very serious, during the first record we made, which was Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” said Quincy Jones. “Most people at Motown didn’t sing low and I needed him to sing low. I wanted him to do a very sexy kind of sound at the bottom. At first, he was a little reluctant, but that’s okay. It was never contentious, and that’s where the trust comes in.”

Lyrical content shocked his mother, Katherine, who pointed out the title could easily be misinterpreted – Michael asserted it wasn’t a reference to sex, but that it could mean whatever people wanted it to mean.

1979 – The Jacksons perform Destiny tour in Rochester[US].

1984 – The Jacksons perform at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois [USA] attending 40,000.

1988 -Michael performs BAD tour at Capital Centre in Washington DC [US].

MTV premieres the video of Smooth Criminal.

1993 – Michael arrives in Sao Paulo, Brasil to perform 2 concerts on October 15th & 17th at Morumbi Stadium.

1995 – Michael Jackson’s single You Are Not Alone was certified Gold and Platinum.

1996 – Michael performs HIStory concert at Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea attending 72,000.


During the performance of “Earth Song”, Jackson, (who was up on a crane) was accosted by a male Korean fan who climbed up the crane just to meet Jackson. Michael held on to the man because he had a risk of falling. The man was then taken away by security after the crane was lowered. This concert was commercially released on VHS in Korea. Before the release of the 1992 Dangerous Tour Concert in Bucharest this was the only commercially released concert.

2001Tele Poche magazine[France] featured Michael on the cover with the headline: Michael Jackson – Verites ou mensonges? [Michael Jackson – Truth or lies?]

2004 – CBS Early show airs an interview of Genevieve, Randy Jr, Dante, Jaffar, & Jermajesty Jackson at Hayvenhurst defending their uncle Michael.

2009The Jackson 5 CHRISTMAS ALBUM was re-released as Ultimate Christmas Collection with Christmas messages, remixes, and a Christmas medley.

Apart from the original track listing the collection includes bonus tracks:
Season’s Greetings from Michael Jackson
Little Christmas Tree (Clinton/Wayne)
Season’s Greetings from Tito
Up On The Housetop – DJ Spinna Re-Edit
Season’s Greetings from Jackie Jackson
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Stripped Mix)
Season’s Greetings from Jermaine Jackson
Someday At Christmas (Stripped Mix)
Give Love On Christmas Day (Group A Cappella Version)
J5 Christmas Medley

2010 – The official website of Michael Jackson announced the release of the new deluxe 3 DVD box set Michael Jackson’s Vision on November 22, 2010, which included One More Chance video.
VISION contains more than 4 1/2 hours of video across 3 DVDs, capturing the entire spectrum of Michael’s pioneering short films.

  • More than 40 videos
  • 10 short films never offered before on DVD
  • Bonus DVD includes 7 additional videos including the previously-unreleased clip for the R. Kelly-penned “One More Chance”

Previously Unreleased on DVD
She’s Out Of My Life
You Rock My World
Blame It On the Boogie
Enjoy Yourself
Can You Feel It
Say Say Say
They Don’t Care About Us (Prison version)


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