Michael Jackson For All Time
Take a Trip Down on the Memory Lane with the King of Pop

Oct
28

1972Disc magazine[UK] featured Michael on their cover.

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

1983Say Say Say premiered in the UK on Channel 4’s The Tube music programme.

1993 – Michael Jackson enables 5000 deprived children in Mexico to visit “El Nuevo Reino Aventura Park”, home of whale Keiko. In the same month, Jackson passes thousands of concert tickets to the necessitous children of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and provides thousands of such children with another set of tickets in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2000 – Escorted by actress and friend, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Michael attends the “Carousel of Hope” ball presenting a new look.

During the fund-raising gala addressing juvenile diabetes, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, hosted by Jay Leno, more than 50 plates, which had been painted by celebrities, were auctioned and Michael Jackson had been one of the stars that donated a self-painted plate for the good cause. He also donated a limited-edition poster at the “African Ambassadors’ Spouses” annual gala, organization directed to treating children suffering from AIDS.

The “Carousel of Hope” Ball raised more than 6 million dollars benefiting the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. Marvin and Barbara Davis, founder of the “Carousel of Hope” evening of charity fund-raising, hosted the mentioned lavish lunch for the out-of-town guests, plus participants in the fundraiser.

Among those who stopped by to hug Michael Jackson is Berry Gordy Jr., his discoverer, and Susanne de Passe, as well as Shirley MacLaine, Carrie Fisher, Joan Collins, David Foster, Toni Braxton, Sidney Poitier, Gregory Peck, Neil Diamond, Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman, Pierce Brosnan, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sylvester Stallone, Charlotte Church, to name but a few.

Barbara Davis had also told Michael Jackson “Ricky wants to meet you.” At the end of the event, Michael appeared on stage and congratulated Ricky Martin on his live performance before taking the applause from the crowd.

Saturday October 28th, Michael Jackson attended the Carousel of Hope, a bi-yearly charity event in aid of childhood diabetes research.

The evening was hosted by Jay Leno and included an impressive list of famous guests; Sydney Poitier, Gregory Peck, Dustin Hoffman, Toni Braxton, Morgan Freeman, Ricky Martin and Warren Beaty, to name but a few.

Michael Jackson attended the gala with Elizabeth Taylor. The King of Pop appeared on stage during the evening, and congratulated Ricky Martin on his live performance.

The Carousel of Hope took place at Beverly Hills’ Beverly Hilton Hotel. More than 50 stars, including Michael Jackson, contributed to the charity by donating self-designed painted plates which were auctioned during the evening

2009 – Michael Jackson’s This Is It, documentary–concert film directed by Kenny Ortega was released, giving a limited two-week theatrical run until November 12, but theatrical release was later extended due to huge demand.

At the 34th annual Awards Gala of T.J. Martell Foundation, held at the Hilton New York Hotel, Michael Jackson is honored the first-ever Legend award, for being the single largest donor in the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 34-year history. The celebratory evening was of fund-raising, to support research for cures and treatments for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The T.J. Martell Foundation was founded in 1975. T.J. Martell, son of music industry executive Tony Martell of Madison, was a young victim of leukemia, and before his death at 21, he convinced his father to promise he would raise $1 million to fight the disease. Since then, the foundation in T.J. Martell’s name has provided more than $225 million for research.

Kig Ind magazine[Denmark] featured Michael & the kids on the cover with the headline: Jackson – bornene i bilulykke [Jackson – children in car accident].

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Oct
27

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.

Oct
26

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

1988 – Michael performs BAD tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit [US].

1991Le Lundi magazine[France] featured Michael & Liz on their cover with the headline: Elizabeth Taylor – “My marriage saved me from suicide”

2001 – Michael participates in an Online Audio Chat with his fans hosted by Yahoo & Get Music, sponsored by Rolling Stone. He answered questions from fans via telephone about the new album, the recording process and his music.
TLC is one of three tracks on the album Michael chose as his personal favourites.

2009THIS IS IT (The Music That Inspired The Movie) album was released internationally on October 26, and worldwide the following day.

The two-disc album features music ‘inspired from the documentary of the same name’. Disc one feature the original album masters of some of Michael’s biggest hits arranged in the same sequence as they appear in the film and ends with two versions of the ‘never-released’ This Is It. This song is featured in the film’s closing sequence and includes backing vocals by Michael Jackson’s brothers, The Jacksons.”The second disc featured “previously unreleased versions” from Jackson’s ‘catalogue of hits’ and also include a spoken word poem entitled Planet Earth (which originally appeared in the liner notes of the Dangerous (1991) album) and a 36-page commemorative booklet with photos of Michael from his rehearsal.

Charts & Sales:

  • THIS IT IT debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, marked Michael’s 6th #1 entry on the chart, with the sales of over 373,000 in its first week of release.
  • This Is It‘s chart performance tied Jackson with several other artist for the most #1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart; among the solo male artists, Jackson currently is tied with Garth Brooks for 2nd place with 51 entries.
  • This Is It debuted at #1 in fourteen countries, including the U.S., Canada, Japan, Italy and France.
  • This Is It peaked within the top 10 of the charts in other nations.
  • This Is It has been certified Gold, Platinum, and twice-Platinum in multiple countries.
  • This Is It was the twelfth best selling album of 2009 in the United States having sold an estimated 1.29 million units since its release of nine weeks, and the 3rd best selling album of 2009 based on worldwide sales.
  • This Is It has sold over five million copies worldwide.

Matchbox Recordings released an incredible charity single featuring a group of young entertainers from Merseyside, Liverpool. The single by “Bulief” is a cover of Michael Jackson’s hit “Heal the world” and is in aid of the Red Balloon Learner centre in Liverpool in the name of James Bulger House. The small scale charity single released, not only in rememberance of James but as a way to gain funding for JBH, which raised £10,000 the fund-raising night.

Michael Jackson has given his socially-conscious song, “Heal The World” to a group of young entertainers from Merseyside, Liverpool, to help raise money for the “James Bulger Red Ballon Centres Appeal”, established by his mother, Denise Fergus from Kirkby, Merseyside. James Bolger, her 2 year-old son was killed in 1993 by 2 teenagers. With all proceeds being funnelled to James Bulger House (a school for bullied children).

Michael Jackson was aware of James, he sent a large basket of flowers to James Bulger’s mother Denise Fergus after his murder with a very personal letter. He wrote a couple of lines for James and he named it ‘Child Of Innocence‘. Michael was in support of and aware of the single and it had been featured on his official website.

James’ mom says: “Even at the young age of two James was a huge Micheal Jackson fan, and so it felt right that we sing a song he loved in dedication to him. We played Michael’s song at James’ funeral. I’ve listened to ‘Heal The World’ over and over again and it gave me such a buzz when we found out we could release it to raise money for the JBH. The words in the song are very touching. I feel the world does need healing with children committing crimes. It is very upsetting the way the world is at the moment, bullying is going on everywhere.”

Oct
25

1977 – The cast of The Wiz hold a party in Michael’s honour at the Studio 54.

1979 – The Jacksons perform Destiny tour in Columbus, OH[US].

1988 – Michael performs BAD tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit [US].

2003 – Michael Jackson is awarded the Key to the City of Las Vegas, Nevada by the Mayor Goodman at Art Of Music Store. He promote What More Can I Give.

Over three hundred fans were on hand to see Mayor Oscar Goodman present Michael Jackson with the key to the city of Las Vegas in a ceremony held at the Art Of Music Store at the Desert Passage Mall in Vegas.

In true Michael style, the King of Pop arrived close to an hour late, accompanied by his friend Mark Lester & manager Dieter Wiesner. The ceremony began about an hour later than the original 3:00 time with the King Of Pop being introduced by one of the leading tribute artists, E Cassanova.

Michael spoke briefly, thanking the Mayor and the audience, telling the fans that “I love you more.” He then walked through the crowd, greeting the fans and signing autographs. Michael definitely looked ‘Bad,’ wearing silver boots, black pants, red beaded applique shirt and double belts along with the traditional sunglasses!

The presentation was under way as E’Cassanova said a few words to Michael´s adoring fans! One of the keynote statements E’Cassanova made to the screaming crowd was “Michael Jackson fans don’t die, we multiply!” He then introduced The Mayor Goodman who then presented Michael Jackson with the Key to the city. Michael made a brief speech by thanking the fans for their support. Michael also collected various signs and banners from the fans.

But after the ceremonies, and away from the crowd, Mayor Goodman told MJ how much he belives in him. He told MJ that he was so proud that Michael would come to the city, and be accessible to the public. He went on to say that MJ is one of the greatest people in the world, and he was going to make it his business to tell everybody how special MJ was. And would you believe it… he then begged MJ for tickets (for his daughter) to the RMAs.

Michael Jackson returned to the Art of Music store Saturday evening to be present at a special sale of his memorabilia. The holders of pre-purchased passes were given the opportunity to buy items and have them signed by Michael. Dennis Rodman was among those present at the event.

The wide, clear glass windows afforded fans a great view of the goings – on inside. Typical of his good heart, however, Michael did not abandon the fans who gathered to see him. He stepped outside twice to meet and greet fans and sign autographs.

Michael was in wonderful spirits and was excited to meet with the fans once again. Tee shirts were also given out to the fans, featuring the RMA award logo on the front and the ‘What More Can I Give‘ art on the back.

Sources: rearrangingminds/MJFC

Michael Jackson’s Other Neverland:

Michael Jackson’s roots run deep in Las Vegas, now he holds a key to the city. Michael Jackson never performed an actual ticketed show in Las Vegas during his adult career. But he had a high profile in the city as a frequent visitor and, also a resident. His association with Las Vegas began during the Jackson 5 era and continued to recent recordings in the studio at the Palms.

A teenage Jackson and his brothers performed on the Strip as the Jackson 5, starting in April 1974 at the original MGM Grand (now Bally’s). They performed at the hotel several times that year.

The closest Michael came to a ticketed performance was in February 1994, when “The Jackson Family Honors” was taped in front of a live audience at the MGM Grand Garden arena for an NBC special.

Oct
24

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 the wonderland of Oz, which resembles a fantasy version of New York City. Befriended by a Scarecrow[Michael Jackson], a Tin Man[Nipsey Russell], and a Cowardly Lion[Ted Ross], Dorothy travels through the world of Oz to seek an audience with the mysterious “Wiz”, who they say has the power to take her home.

Diana Ross and Michael Jackson attend the premiere & opening night party of the movie The Wiz, at the Paramount, Los Angeles, October 24, 1978.

At the Pitt’s Century Plaza Theater in Century City (Los Angeles) with the Jackson family & Diana Ross among others.
The Wiz had its premiere in New York City, over a year after filming began. It was received with poor reviews and lukewarm box office returns, failing to recoup its expensive budget. Michael took the film’s failure personally, especially in light of the fact that his father and brothers had tried to discourage him from making it.

Michael Jackson’s performance as the Scarecrow was one of the only positively reviewed elements of the film, with critics noting that MJ possessed “genuine acting talent” and “provided the only genuinely memorable moments.” Of the results of the film, Michael stated: “I don’t think it could have been any better, I really don’t.” In 1980, Michael stated that his time working on The Wiz was “my greatest experience so far…I’ll never forget that.”

Michael says: “It was incredible, wonderful. I learned so much from [Diana Ross]. We’re like brother and sister, really.” 

1988 – Michael performs BAD tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit [US].

At the end of October, the BAD tour moved into Motown-Detroit, Michigan. Michael was scheduled to perform at the Palace of Auburn Hills on October 24-26. The first of the three night stand in Detroit was a benefit concert for Detroit’s Motown Museum. The two story house, Hitsville USA, where Berry Gordy originally started Motown, had been declared a historical landmark earlier in the spring. Since Motown relocated to Los Angeles, the building has been turned into a museum, organized by Berry Gordy’s sister, Esther Edwards.

When Berry Gordy was preparing to sell Motown Records to MCA and Boston Ventures, Michael was touring Europe. He wanted to do something for Berry and for Motown. Gordy suggested he do something for the Motown Museum. Michael did. He called Esther Edwards in Detroit from Hong Kong. The result was that Michael donated all of his proceeds from his first concert in Auburn Hills to the Motown Museum Historical Foundation. Michael has been a very strong supporter of the development of the museum since its inception.

1993 – Michael arrives in Mexico.

1996 – Michael performs HIStory concert at Singapore National Stadium in Singapore attending 65,000.

In the States, Michael’s mini-movie Ghosts, which cost an estimated $7-9 million, premiered at the Motion Picture Academy Of Arts in Beverly Hills, California, alongside Stephen King’s full length horror movie Thinner.

Oct
23

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 attraction once in Guangdong during his vacation in Hong Kong in 1987.

Liu Guangzhi, Jackson’s guide then, couldn’t hold back his excitement speaking of the megastar’s one-day visit of a guided trip in his hometown.

“I didn’t know whom I was going to pick up until they gave me the tourists’ name list. Michael Jackson’s name was right there, the first on the list,” Liu, 23 then, recalled.

“For most of his fans here, it’s a pity he never visited Chinese mainland, but hardly have they known that he was here once 22 years ago,” Liu added.

Michael Jackson is a man with few words but very friendly, Liu said of his first impression of the pop icon. “We are not able to have an in-depth talk on any subject, but he mailed me our photo with his autograph on it through his agent later,” Liu continued.

The children and the seniors, who took photos with Michael Jackson during his tour of their village, also received the pictures from him. Many of the villagers still have the photos in house.

Michael Jackson had two of these photos published on his autobiography, commenting under one snapshot “I can’t resist babies. In China, 1987”.

Liu is grateful to Michael Jackson for the pictures, he said, “it’s a cherished memory for us all, and Michael helped us to keep it”.

“Though he’s not with us any more, I still remember his kindness. He’s the unparalleled King of Pop, I’ll keep the memory of him in my heart forever.”
Source: ChinaTibetNews.com

1988 – Michael presents a check for $125,000 to Esther G. Edwards, president of Motown Museum and Motown founder, Mr. Berry Gordy during ceremonies at the Motown Museum Historical Foundation in Detroit, Michigan, finance sustaining the maintenance of the famed museum, the highest amount of money donated up until that time to the museum.

Michael’s black fedora and sequined glove are on display at the Motown Historical Museum at Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit

Superstar Michael Jackson, in a rare public appearance, visited Detroit’s Motown Museum and donated $125,000 to the famed museum. Extensive security measures were taken for Michael’s visit to the Museum, West Grand Blvd. was completely blocked off and police officers and mounted police awaited the arrival of Michael and Motown founder Berry Gordy, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young welcomed them to city.

It’s great to be here. I’m very happy and proud to be back to the soil from which I came,” Michael said during the ceremonies outside of the museum. “Berry Gordy is the man that made it all possible for me. I want to say thank you, Berry and I love you.”

At least 2,500 fans endured a constant, cold rain to get a glimpse of Michael when he arrived at the museum. They cheered wildly when Michael presented a check for $125,000 to Gordy and Motown Museum President Esther G. Edwards. Michael also donated three items from his personal collection to the museum: a shiny rhinestone glove, a trademark black fedora and stage costume dating from 1972 he wore with the Jackson 5 when he was 13.

During his visit to the museum, Michael joined Gordy on a tour of the modest house where Gordy founded Motown Records in 1959.

Gordy told the crowd: “Michael Jackson knows that success in life is not merely confined to fame and fortune and material gains, but it’s also found in a continual awareness of our roots, his roots. These are Michael Jackson’s roots, right here. You were the first people that bought Michael Jackson’s records,” he told the fans. “And he loves you-and he loves you for it.” 

Gordy called the pop superstar one of the museum’s greatest supporters and praised Michael as “a man who is not only the greatest entertainer to come out of Motown, but the greatest entertainer to come out of any town!

1990 – Michael Jackson and Sir Elton John are awarded the first “Ryan White Award” for outstanding contribution to AIDS programs (award that will be handed over a year later).

1993 – Michael performs at Chile National Stadium in Santiago, Chile attending 65,000.

2009Entertainment Weekly magazine[US] featured Michael on the cover with the headline: The New Michael Jackson Movie – The Inside Story Of His Final Performances And the Film That Captures His Last Days.

Oct
22

1993 – Michael visits children in the Calvo Mackenna hospital.

1996 – Michael performs HIStory concert at Chungshan Soccer Stadium in Taipei, Taiwan attending 40,000.

2001 – Michael records a Spanish version of What More Can I Give called Todo Para Ti.

Oct
21

 

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 & Larry are on the cover of People magazine[US] with the Story Headline: Exclusive! Liz & Larry’s Wedding Album.


2001 – Michael took over the stage again at the United We Stand – What More Can I Give concert, a benefit concert organized by the artist and staged at the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. at 1:00 p.m. in front of a sold-out audience of over 46,000 people.

Under a spray of red, white and blue confetti, Michael – joined onstage by the other artists – sang his new song written for the attack victims, What More Can I Give? with all the artists of the night (including Usher & Mariah Carey) Prince, Paris, Macauley Culkin, the Cascios & Marc Shaffel attend the concert backstage.

Before the final all-star performance from the United We Stand: What More Can I Give tribute concert organized by Michael Jackson and held on October 21, 2001 in New York, in benefit of the victims of the 9/11, the artist takes the audience ‘to church’ when he makes an emotional speech in front of the audience.

The half day long music and entertainment festival featured performances by many of the world’s leading entertainers, ranged from classics including Janet Jackson, James Brown, Al Green, Carole King, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, America, Aerosmith, and Huey Lewis to modern-day contemporaries of the time including Destiny’s Child, P. Diddy, the Goo Goo Dolls, Train, the Backstreet Boys, Usher, Mariah Carey, Pink, and ‘N Sync. Each performer did a brief set usually amounting to about five songs apiece. The concert opened in the early afternoon with the National Anthem performed by the Backstreet Boys and lasted well into the night.

Michael Jackson performs alongside a host of other artists his relief songs We Are The World, Man In The Mirror and What More Can I Give at United We Stand: What More Can I Give, and collecting $15 million for the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York City, N.Y.

Michael dedicated the song to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack and their families, saying: ‘You are not alone. You are in our hearts, you are in our thoughts, and you are in our prayers.’

The benefit gig was the third major concert in tribute to the 9/11 attacks. The other two were held in New York City. During the telecast of this show on ABC, there was no mention of Michael’s name and he was always filmed with the rest of the singers in the background; this was because Jackson signed a contract with CBS over the 30th Anniversary Special (from September 10) to not appear under his name in any other program. Michael recorded the all-star tribute that year, which included stars such as Ricky Martin, Destiny’s Child, Shakira, Celine Dion and Gloria Estefan. But despite the commercial power of such a line-up, Sony Music did not release the song, much the singer’s bewilderment.

United We Stand: What More Can I Give? raised about $2 million through the sale of more than 46,000 tickets. It was one of three benefit concerts over the weekend. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross Liberty Relief Fund, the Salvation Army Relief Fund, the Pentagon Relief Fund and Rewards For Justice.

Two hour TV special edited and aired on ABC TV in the U.S. on 1st November.

Source: MJJTime
Oct
20

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

1984 – The Jacksons perform Victory tour at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio [USA] attending 44,000.

1987Top 10 magazine [Netherland] featured Michael on their cover.

1996 – Michael performs HIStory concert at Chungcheng Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan attending 30,000.

2000The Jackson 5 inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame.

The class of 1999 was honored along with the class of 2000, during the two day ceremony, which will be held in Sharon, Pennsylvania. There was a dinner, a golf tournament and a concert which feature some of the famous groups to be inducted.

Here is a complete list of the class of 1999 inductees–the Ink Spots, Revelers, Modernaires, Coasters, Delta Rhythm Boys, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, the Moonglows, the Four Tops, the Temptations, the Four Seasons, the Spinners, Peter, Paul and Mary, and The Jackson Five.

2005 – Michael has once again been summoned to appear in court – but this time as a juror. Thomas Mesereau informs that Michael won’t be be able to attend because he’s seeking permanent resident in Bahrain.

Oct
19

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

1983Arena magazine[Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)] featured Michael on their cover.

1984 – The Jacksons perform Victory tour at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio [USA] attending 50,000.

1987Sunday magazine [UK] featured Michael on their cover story: SECRET DOUBLE LIFE: The Real Michael Jackson Revealed.

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

2001What More Can I Give, completed on 19th October 2001, premiered two days later at the ‘United We Stand – What More Can I Give’ concert at Washington DC’s RFK Stadium, in front of 46,000 people.

2009 – Two legal documents, signed by Michael Jackson, handing to USA for Africa the profits from the 1985 hit We Are the World that Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote, and which brought in “tens of millions”, will go to auction, benefiting VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. “(Michael Jackson) was a bigger philanthropist than most people gave him credit for,” USA for Africa Executive Director, Marcia Thomas, says of the singer-entertainer. “He didn’t do it for the credit. He did it because he felt it was the right thing to do.” Nancy Birdsall, president of the Washington-based Center for Global Development, adds that “We Are the World marked what at that time was a high point in rich-world concern about poor people in the developing world. That sort of awareness helps to open the way not only for more effective foreign assistance but for other changes in policy, such as trade and migration, that can have a big impact on poor people’s lives.” The 2 legal documents, transferring his rights and profits to the group USA for Africa, are estimated to gross in 50,000 dollars at the Alexander Autographs auction at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut. The in-person and online auction includes a huge number of rock-and-roll and Hollywood artifacts and is organized by an auction house noted for its historical and political offerings.