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October 21, 2010

  1975 – With Motown suing to prevent the Jackson 5 from leaving the label, the remaining members of the group, including Michael and Joseph, counter-sued the label. 1979 – The Jacksons perform Destiny tour in Dayton[US]. 1985 – Michael visits the animals from the “Cohuna Wildlife Sanctuary” in Perth, Australia. 1991 – Michael, Elizabeth […]

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September 13, 2010

1973 – Michael was on a recording session of CALL ON ME, arranged and produced by Gene Page, Fonce Mizell & Freddie Perren. The song included, with added overdubs and remixed, on the solo compilation FAREWELL MY SUMMER LOVE, issued in May 1984 in the States and June 1984 in the UK. 1985 – Keeping […]

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September 8, 2010

1970 – The Jackson 5’s third album, imaginatively titled Third Album, was released, which featured the group’s 4th consecutive #1 single on the US pop charts, I’ll Be There. Third Album was released after the Jackson 5 know their heyday, two weeks after the release of their fourth single, I’ll Be There, which would become […]

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August 10, 2010

1970 – Michael is on the cover of Soul magazine. In the early years, no publication covered the Jackson 5 like Soul, a weekly newspaper devoted to Black music that was published in Los Angeles, kind of the Black version of Rolling Stone. In July and August of 1970, each Jackson brother had his own […]

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July 31, 2010

1985 – Michael sprained his right hand during the filming of a dance sequence on the set of Captain EO, and was taken to Brotman Memorial Hospital in Culver City, the same place he had been rushed to eighteen months earlier when he was burned on the set of the Pepsi commercial. Accompanying him was […]

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July 24, 2010

1985 It was announced that Michael Jackson will star in a 3-D science-fiction musical film, “Captain EO”, to be shown exclusively at Disneyland and Disney World. Michael: “I’Captain EO’ came about because the Disney Studios wanted me to come up with a new ride for the parks.”“I flew up to San Francisco a couple of […]

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July 17, 2010

1982 – Michael attends a gala in honor of Quincy Jones at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 1985 – The charity single We Are The World by the super group USA for Africa, quickly became an anthem for the 80s, and along with the Band-Aid single, inspired a wave of musical charity events, from Live Aid […]

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July 17, 2010

1980 – Michael films a special at Disneyland for Disney’s 25th anniversary. Disneyland celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with a 25 hour party starting at midnight and ending at 1 AM on the 20th.1982 – Michael attends a gala in honor of Quincy Jones at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 1985 – The charity single We Are […]

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June 24, 2010

1985 – Michael Jackson’s album “Off The Wall” was certified 5 times Platinum by the RIAA. 1995 – Michael Jackson’s “HIStory: Past, Present And Future Book 1” debuted at #1 in the U.K. 2003 – Michael makes a surprise appearance at the 3rd Annual BET Awards & presents James Brown with the Lifetime Achievement Award. […]

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June 24, 2010

1971 – At Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Michael Jackson cuts the lead vocal for “Got To Be There,” his solo debut. 1985 – Michael Jackson’s album “Off The Wall” was certified 5 times Platinum by the RIAA. 1995 – Michael Jackson’s “HIStory: Past, Present And Future Book 1” debuted at #1 in the U.K. […]