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October 24, 2010

1978 – The Wiz, the musical film produced by Motown Productions and Universal Pictures, was released by Universal. The Wiz was a retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring an entirely African-American cast. The film follows the adventures of Dorothy[Diana Ross], a shy schoolteacher from Harlem, New York who finds herself magically transported to […]

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October 23, 2010

1978 – Michael visits the famous toy store F.A.O Schwartz in Manhattan. 1987 – Michael Jackson’s one-day trip in Chinese mainland. When Michael Jackson’s China fans are groaning that they will never see the King of Pop on their homeland, it is rarely known to the public the pop icon actually dropped by a tourist […]

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September 2, 2010

1978 – Blame It On The Boogie enters the Black singles chart peaking at number 3 and remains on the charts for sixteen weeks. 1984 – The Jacksons performs at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania, USA] attending 60,000. 1992 – Michael performs Dangerous tour at Volks Stadium, Bayreuth [Germany] attending 32,000. A taped poem by Michael […]

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August 25, 2010

1970 – The Jackson 5ive are at Look Magazine, Volume 34 Number 17. Cover story: JACKSON FIVE: “Bubblegum soul takes off”. THE JACKSON FIVE: The Hottest new group in the record world has to be in bed by ten o’clock. “Led by Michael, 10, the Jackson quintet is an exaltation of earthy songs and hip […]

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August 17, 2010

1978 – The Jacksons: Marlon, Michael, Tito, Randy and Jackie pose during a publicity photo shoot after the band signed to Epic Records, at Jackie Jackson’s home in Westlake Village, California (Photo Credit: Gregg Cobarr). The band of brothers “Jackson 5ive” with the 10 year-old child star Michael as the lead singer, become the first […]

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August 3, 2010

1978 – Lisa Robinson interviewed Michael by phone from California. L.R. So after filming The Wiz here, you told me you wanted to come back to New York and spend more time. M.J. I love it—it’s the perfect spot for me, for the things I’m interested in in life. When I’m in New York, I […]