Today in MJJ HIStory
1973 – Popswop magazine[UK] featured Michael on their cover.
Disc magazine[UK] featured Michael on their cover with the story Michael Jackson: Voice Breaking is Hit Making.
1979 – The Jacksons perform Destiny tour in Buffalo, New York[US].
1993 – Michael meets the President of Mexico.
1996 – Michael performs HIStory concert at Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia attending 30,000.
Performances of “Black Or White”, “Earth Song”, “Heal the World”, and “HIStory” either were not broadcast. The available broadcast go up to “Dangerous”. Snippets of the October 29 concert (including the aforementioned songs) were also released during a news report on TV1000. Because crotch grabbing is considered impure in Islam, Jackson altered his crotch-grabbing move in this concert. Televised by ntv7.
2003 – The edited version of the song What More Can I Give, featuring a host of other artists, is released via the official “Music for Giving” website as a 2 – dollar download to support charity projects. The charities that received donations when “What More Can I Give” was donated were “Oneness”, “Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation” and “The International Child Art Foundation”. It was due to certain legal delays and misunderstandings that the charity anthem, (also previously devoted to the Kosovo victims and intended to be performed with late Luciano Pavarotti in 1999), was redirected – via Internet pay – to providing financial aid to the September 11, 2001 victims in New York.
In the evening, Michael Jackson premieres the short film for charity single What More Can I Give in the conference area at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the Radio Music Awards in New York, he accepts the first ever Humanitarian Award from Beyonce.
On accepting the Award, he draws focus to What More Can I Give, the sequel of the 1985 high-grossing charitable single, “We Are The World”, and remembers the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York which, apart from their tragic aftermath, also “brought us together and finally brought this project together”; afterwards, Michael Jackson presents a short film showcasing the highlights of the charitable song’s recording.
“We Are The World” was a project we did to help feed people around the Globe, who were starving and at risk. As you know, it was a huge success “We Are The World”. This time, the time is come for the sequel to “We Are The World”, to express our feelings, inspires, hope and lift those who need it most. It has been two years – a very long time – but with over one hundred people participating and donating their perecords, this project together finally has arrived. It couldn’t have happened without you all. […] The incredible talented artists who participated in creating this song that I just wrote.
Two years ago, we survived a terrorist attack that forever changed not only our country, but the entire world. We will never forget that that terrible tragedy brought us together and finally brought this project together. Producing this song was a miracle in itself. Here is a video showing some of the highlights of the moving collaboration, and tonight, you will experience it here first.
Thank you to Radio Music Awards for giving us this opportunity to bring it to the world. I hope, once again, we can set aut on a mission to lead the world in a path of harmony, by asking ourselves every day: “What More Can I give?” [the footage of the song recordings are displayed]; Jackson is given the Humanitarian Award by singer Beyonce, for which he adds a brief “thank you” speech.”
2005 – Michael’s lawyer Brent Ayscough confirms that Michael has filed a counter suit against Marc Schaffel , accusing him of concealing and misappropriating funds and he has also settled a lawsuit filed by an antiques dealer who alleged he had not fully paid for $380,000 worth of goods.
While in Barhain, Michael coordinates the recording of FTBOMH in Los Angeles with artists such as R Kelly. The O’Jays, Snoop Dogg, Ciara, Shirley Caesar, James Ingram et Babyface. He also renames the song I Have A Dream.