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Subject: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/16 at 12:48 am

October 3rd 2013, The family of Michael Jackson lost a negligence case against concert promoters AEG Live over the death of the 50-year-old pop star. A jury concluded the doctor looking after Jackson ahead of his concert tour was not unfit for his job - and so AEG had not been negligent in hiring him. Jackson died in 2009 after taking an overdose of a surgical anaesthetic.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/16 at 4:48 am

October 3rd 1991, M.C. Hammer offered a $50000 reward for the return of Michael Jackson's white glove, which had been stolen from the Motown Museum. This was part of an on-going battle between Hammer and Michael Jackson.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:17 am

October 3rd, 1983 – Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s single “Say, Say, Say/Ode To A Koala Bear” was released in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:17 am

October 3rd, 1970 – Third Album by The Jackson 5 enters the Billboard US Black Albums Chart, where it will peak at No1 for ten weeks.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:18 am

October 3rd, 1979 – The Jacksons perform Destiny tour in New Orleans, United States.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:18 am

October 3rd, 1981 – Michael gives an interview to Randy Taraborrelli with Janet by his side.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:18 am

October 3rd, 1987 – Michael performs BAD tour at Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:18 am

October 3rd, 1987 – Issue: 20 of Oor magazine featured Michael on their cover.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:19 am

October 3rd, 1988 – Michael performs BAD tour at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford .

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:19 am

October 3rd, 1990 – Smash Hits magazine featured Michael on the cover with the story: A Day Round Michael Jackson’s House!!

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:19 am

October 3rd, 1995 – Michael arrives in London to complete work on the soundtrack for the Ghosts Short film.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:20 am

October 3rd, 1996 – In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Michael visits hospitals “Ronald McDonald House” and “AMC”, interacts with the patients and distributes toys and other presents to them. A unit from one of the hospitals (for parents who want to be with their children) is named after Jackson.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:20 am

October 3rd, 1977 – The Wiz rehearsals began in New York City (a movie in which Michael Jackson was starred in).

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/03/16 at 10:21 am

October 3rd, 2007 – Michael’s issue of L’Uomo Vogue Magazine hit the newstands in Italy.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 1:45 am

October 7th 1996 - Michael Jackson began his first tour of Africa or the Arab World.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 12:08 am

October 8th 1994 - In Memphis, TN, Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Janet Jackson attended the all-star "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute."

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 1:00 am

October 8th 1998 - It was reported that an application for a Michael Jackson concert in Kuala Lumpur had been rejected. The reason cited was "the effect it would have on the young." The city had also rejected a concert three years earlier.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 1:28 am

October 8th 1999 - Debbie Rowe filed for a divorce from Michael Jackson citing irreconcilable differences. The two were married on November 14, 1996. It was reported that Rowe was six months pregnant at the time of the wedding.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 10:09 pm

October 10th 1992 - HBO aired the Michael Jackson concert "From Bucharest - The Dangerous Tour." They taped the show on September 19th in Bucharest, Romania.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 1:59 am

October 11th 1986 - Janet Jackson's single "When I Think Of You" hit #1 in the U.S. The #1 hit by Janet made her and her brother Michael the first siblings to have solo #1s in the rock era. Michael had had a #1 hit with "Ben" 14 years before.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 3:25 am

October 11th 1989, Michael Jackson attended the opening ceremony of the Michael Jackson Auditorium at his former school, Gardner Street Elementary in Hollywood, California. In November, 2003, school officials covered over Jackson's name with painted plywood, leaving only the word "Auditorium" showing, after receiving requests from angry parents when Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 3:43 am

October 11th 1996 - In South Korea, fifty Christian and consumer groups protested Michael Jackson concerts due to the sex allegations brought against Jackson.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 6:38 am

October 11th 1998 - In Seoul, with Luciano Pavarotti and Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson began a series of worldwide benefit concerts for children.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 7:46 pm

October 26th 2013, Producer Quincy Jones was suing the estate of the late Michael Jackson for millions of dollars. He said the singer's estate and Sony Music Entertainment improperly re-edited songs to deprive him of royalties and production fees. Mr Jones stated that they also broke an agreement giving him the right to remix master recordings for albums released after Jackson's death in 2009.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 1:59 pm

November 8th 1995 - Michael Jackson and Sony Corp. of America combined forces and created the world's third-largest music publishing company with more than 100,000 titles.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 9:46 pm

November 18th 2003, Following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy, police raided Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch. Jackson denied the allegations, the search came on the day that his latest greatest hits album, 'Number Ones' was released in the US.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 7:22 am

November 19th 2003, Police issued an arrest warrant for Michael Jackson following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy. Jackson who was in Las Vegas filming a video, negotiated with police to arrange a time and place to hand himself in.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 7:33 am

November 19th 2002, Safety experts blasted Michael Jackson after dangling his baby from a third-floor hotel balcony. Jacko was in Berlin for an awards ceremony and was showing his nine-month old baby to his fans outside the hotel.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 6:28 am

November 25th 2003, Michael Jackson launched a website to defend himself following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy. The singer posted a message saying the charges were based on 'a big lie' and he wanted to end 'this horrible time' by proving they were false in court.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Howard on 11/25/16 at 7:13 am


November 25th 2003, Michael Jackson launched a website to defend himself following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy. The singer posted a message saying the charges were based on 'a big lie' and he wanted to end 'this horrible time' by proving they were false in court.


Does this website still exist?

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 7:17 am


Does this website still exist?
I do not know...

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 5:27 pm

November 25th 2008, The legal dispute over a music contract between Michael Jackson and an Arab sheik, ended with an "amicable settlement." Jackson had been due to fly in to the UK to give evidence at the High Court before an agreement in principle was reached. The King of Bahrain's son, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, was suing Jackson for £4.7m, claiming he reneged on a music contract.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 7:06 am

November 30th 1982, Michael Jackson's Thriller album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 50 million copies. Seven singles were released from the album, including 'Beat It', which featured guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather and 'Billie Jean'.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 5:06 pm

November 30th 1991, Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his eighth studio album Dangerous. The album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 6:26 pm

December 1st 1993 - Michael Jackson's sinlge "Gone Too Soon" was released.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 7:57 am

December 2nd 1983, MTV aired the full 14-minute version of Michael Jackson's Thriller video for the first time. Now regarded as the most influential pop music video of all time, in 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive this honor, for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 12:10 pm

December 2nd 1993 - In Norwalk, CT, the newspaper "The Hour" reported that Michael Jackson had checked into Silver Hill psychiatric hospital in New Canaan, CT, on November 29.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 7:20 am

December 3rd 1993 - Michael Jackson's single "Will You Be There?" was certified Gold.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 8:12 am

December 3rd 2004 - Police raided Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch for a second time in search of evidence in the child-molestation case against him. The next day the police returned and asked Jackson to submit a DNA sample.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 4:47 pm

December 3rd 2001 - Michael Jackson's single "Cry" was released internationally.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 5:07 pm

December 3rd 2001 - Michael Jackson's album "Invincible" was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 2:34 am

December 4th 2002 - Michael Jackson appeared in court fifth day concerning Jackson not performing at two millennium concerts planned for December 31, 1999. Jackson was using a crutch and claimed his foot was swollen from a spider bite.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 5:07 pm

December 4th 2004 - Police went to Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch and asked him to submit a DNA sample. The sample was requested in connection to the child-molestation case against Jackson. The previous day police had raided the property a second time in search of evidence in the same case.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 8:14 pm

December 4th 2010 - A single glove worn by Michael Jackson on his Bad tour sold for $330,000 at auction. A jacket that Jackson wore sold for $96,000 and a fedora for $72,000.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 11:49 pm

December 4th 1995 - Michael Jackson appeared with legendary mime Marcel Marceau at New York news conference promoting a Jackson special airing on HBO.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 3:58 am

December 5th 2003 - A spokesperson for Epic Records said "there's no chance that "One More Chance" will be released by Epic Records." The video was planned to debut on a CBS special on Michael Jackson. The show was indefinitely delayed after a child molestation accusation was made public against Jackson in November 2003.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 5:42 pm

December 6th 1995 - Michael Jackson's album "Off The Wall" was certified 7 times Platinum.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 5:42 pm

December 6th 1995 - Michael Jackson was hospitalized after collapsing in a New York theater while rehearsing for a TV special.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 6:15 pm

2004 - The defense and prosecution exchanged all evidence gathered in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 1:24 am

December 7th 1984 - Michael Jackson testified in Chicago, IL, that he wrote the song "The Girl is Mine," not an Illinois man. Jackson won the case.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 4:38 am

December 7th 1995 - Doctors announced that Michael Jackson "will require several days of critical-care monitoring and treatment." He was being treated for inflammation of the stomach, dehydration and kidney and liver irregularities caused by an electolyte imbalance. Jackson had collapsed onstage December 6th while rehearsing for an upcoming HBO special.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 5:22 pm

December 7th 2009 - "The Official Michael Jackson Opus (Leather Bound)" was released.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 6:12 pm

December 7th 1991, Michael Jackson started a 7 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Black Or White', his 12th solo No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 7:02 am

December 8th 1992 - Michael Jackson and the Cleveland Orchestra came to a settlement over Jackson's alleged unauthorized use of the orchestra's Beethoven's Ninth recording for the album "Dangerous."

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 8:37 am

December 8th 1992 - Michael Jackson's single "Heal The World" was released. This version of the single contained a version of "Heal The World" with an intro.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 4:49 am

December 9th 1995, Michael Jackson scored his 6th solo UK No.1 single when 'Earth Song' started a 6-week run at the top of the charts. It gave Jackson the UK Christmas No.1 of 1995 and his best-selling UK single ever. The song kept the first single released by The Beatles in 25 years, 'Free as a Bird', off the No.1 position.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 5:55 pm

December 9th 2003 - A document was leaked that revealed that Michael Jackson was investigated on sexual abuse allegations in February 2003 and that investigators found the charges to be "unfounded."

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/16 at 1:10 pm

December 14th 1991, Michael Jackson started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his eighth studio album 'Dangerous'. The album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time. Nine singles were released from the album spanning two years (1991–1993).

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 12:42 am

December 31st 1987 - Michael Jackson's album "Bad" was certified 4 times Platinum by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 1:16 am

December 31st 2003 - Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson strongly denied that Michael Jackson was roughed up during his arrest. The sheriff also threatened to press charges against Jackson for making false accusations against an officer. The allegations were made by Jackson during an interview on "60 Minutes" on December 28.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 2:08 am

December 31st 1992 - Michael Jackson played the last of 8 sellout concerts at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 4:18 am

December 31st 2002 - Jermaine Jackson did an interview with CNN's Connie Chung. The primary topic was Michael Jackson's behavior when he had dangled his child over a balcony in Berlin.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 5:10 pm

December 31st 2010 - The Discovery television network announced it had "postponed indefinitely" its plans to broadcast a reenactment of Michael Jackson's 2009 autopsy. The show's title was "Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson."

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/17 at 11:41 pm

January 11th 2004 - Members of Michael Jackson's family scheduled a news conference for the next day to announce their plans for Jackson's arraignment in Santa Maria. The arraignment was scheduled for January 17.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 6:45 am

January 11th 1995 - Michael Jackson released a statement saying, "I will no longer stand by and watch reckless members of the media try to destroy my reputation." The statement was a response to unsubstantiated rumors of a video depicting Jackson fooling around with a young boy.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 4:12 pm

January 11th 2005 - E! Entertainment Television and British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) announced they would join together to present daily recreations of the Michael Jackson child molestation trial.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 8:12 pm

January 12th 2004 - A judge ruled that cameras would not be allowed in the courtroom for Michael Jackson's arraignment on January 16.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 10:21 pm

January 12th 2004 - At a Beverly Hills hotel a meeting was held by Michael Jackson's attorneys, managers, accountants and Nation of Islam leaders. Jackson reportedly participated via conference call.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/17 at 4:18 am

March 6th 2009, Michael Jackson was mobbed by screaming fans as he took his two youngest children to see Oliver! at Drury Lane. The youngest two of Jackson's three children - seven-year-old Prince Michael II (known as Blanket) and 11-year-old Paris, hid their faces as they were escorted through the crowd. Jackson was in London, England to announce his series of summer concerts at the O2. Jackson died three weeks before the shows were to start.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: 80sfan on 03/06/17 at 4:40 am


March 6th 2009, Michael Jackson was mobbed by screaming fans as he took his two youngest children to see Oliver! at Drury Lane. The youngest two of Jackson's three children - seven-year-old Prince Michael II (known as Blanket) and 11-year-old Paris, hid their faces as they were escorted through the crowd. Jackson was in London, England to announce his series of summer concerts at the O2. Jackson died three weeks before the shows were to start.


Little did we know he would pass away about three months later.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/17 at 4:57 am


Little did we know he would pass away about three months later.
It all came to a shock for us all, I was getting over the passing of Farrah Fawcett Majors earlier that day. Even Google crashed that day!

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Howard on 03/06/17 at 3:00 pm


Little did we know he would pass away about three months later.


But he did mention to his audience "See You In July".

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Howard on 03/06/17 at 3:01 pm


It all came to a shock for us all, I was getting over the passing of Farrah Fawcett Majors earlier that day. Even Google crashed that day!


YouTube crashed as well.  :o

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/17 at 5:57 pm


YouTube crashed as well.  :o
Also, eBay went haywire by people selling Michael Jackson products.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/07/17 at 9:57 pm

Good thing for me, I got my Thriller vinyl before his passing for only 12 dollars.

March 7, 1997 - The Best R&B/Soul Video Award was renamed the Michael Jackson Video Award at the 11th annual Soul Train Music Awards.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Howard on 03/08/17 at 3:11 pm


Also, eBay went haywire by people selling Michael Jackson products.


that proves he was beloved.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/17 at 6:20 pm

March 10th 2005, Michael Jackson arrived in a Santa Barbara court an hour late dressed in his pyjamas after being treated for a back injury. Jackson was attending the Santa Moria court for his child abuse trial.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Howard on 03/11/17 at 7:20 am


March 10th 2005, Michael Jackson arrived in a Santa Barbara court an hour late dressed in his pyjamas after being treated for a back injury. Jackson was attending the Santa Moria court for his child abuse trial.


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/26/69/88/2669888634f757009dc2d8f414e44ef0.jpg
Did he just get out of bed? :o

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/17 at 9:34 pm

March 12th 2009, Hundreds of fans queued at the O2 arena in London as Michael Jackson tickets went on sale to the public. The 50-year-old pop veteran had confirmed he would be playing a 50-date residency at the venue, beginning on 8 July 2009. Some 360,000 pre-sale tickets had already sold. Organisers said the This Is It tour had become the fastest-selling in history, with 33 seats sold each minute. Prices ranged from £170 to £10,000, but tickets bought directly from the singer's website cost up to £75. Jackson had said this would be the last time he would perform in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/17 at 9:38 pm


March 10th 2005, Michael Jackson arrived in a Santa Barbara court an hour late dressed in his pyjamas after being treated for a back injury. Jackson was attending the Santa Moria court for his child abuse trial.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/26/69/88/2669888634f757009dc2d8f414e44ef0.jpg
Did he just get out of bed? :o
...dressed in his pyjamas after being treated for a back injury.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Howard on 03/13/17 at 6:29 am


...dressed in his pyjamas after being treated for a back injury.


I guess he didn't have time to put on a pair of pants.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/17 at 9:24 pm

March 13th 2008, Michael Jackson refinanced his Neverland ranch to save it from being auctioned off, after being told that if he failed to pay $25m (£12.5m) he owed on the California property, it would be auctioned within a week. Jackson bought Neverland in 1987 intending to create a fantasy land for children naming it after an island in the story Peter Pan, where children never grow up.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/17 at 8:29 pm

March 14th 2005, Michael Jackson was blasted by British Army veterans for wearing military badges while on trail for child abuse. The singer had appeared in court on most days with either an Army motif on his breast pocket or a cap badge tied around his neck.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/14/17 at 9:37 pm


...dressed in his pyjamas after being treated for a back injury.


Not sure what that pic is, but THIS is Michael when he showed up to court about 90 minutes late and almost had a warrant issued for himself. I know cause I was on MSN messenger with my friends sweating it out wondering where in the Sam Hell he was.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/06/29/article-1196188-057C2EAD000005DC-274_468x422.jpg
We initially clowned when we saw this, then the news trickled in of his injury, we shut up and sent get well wishes.


March 14th 2005, Michael Jackson was blasted by British Army veterans for wearing military badges while on trail for child abuse. The singer had appeared in court on most days with either an Army motif on his breast pocket or a cap badge tied around his neck.


Michael wore badges way back in the 70s and then they wanted to squawk in 05.  ::) My dad was an American Army veteran and he really could have cared less if Michael showed up buck naked or dressed as General Patton. If I had the disposable income, I could raid ebay for a while and pick up the same medals.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 9:22 pm

March 15th 2010, Sony Music announced the biggest recording deal in history with the estate of Michael Jackson worth more than $200m (£133m). The deal involved 10 album projects over seven year's including one of previously unreleased material. Sony had sold about 31 million copies of Jackson's albums worldwide since his death on 25 June, 2009.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 6:57 am

March 20th 1991 - It was announced that Michael Jackson and Sony signed a contract that gave an $18 million advance for the forthcoming album "Dangerous." The contract also made Jackson the CEO of the newly formed Nation Records (which changed its name to MJJ). The deal was reported to be worth $1 billion.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/17 at 11:38 pm

April 14th 2009, A planned auction of nearly 1,400 items from the former home of Michael Jackson was cancelled. A public preview of the collection had already begun in Los Angeles and the exhibition of Jackson's possessions would stay open until the end of next week. A last-minute settlement meant Jackson's belongings would now be returned to him. In response, he had dropped a lawsuit against Juliens Auctions.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/14/17 at 11:53 pm


April 14th 2009, A planned auction of nearly 1,400 items from the former home of Michael Jackson was cancelled. A public preview of the collection had already begun in Los Angeles and the exhibition of Jackson's possessions would stay open until the end of next week. A last-minute settlement meant Jackson's belongings would now be returned to him. In response, he had dropped a lawsuit against Juliens Auctions.


I remember this clearly, because I wanted to buy one of his wax dummies and two of his brooches. And I was a little upset when it was cancelled, but I realized he wanted his things back, so I respect that. Also, I think the wax dummy would have melted in hindsight now.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 8:47 pm

May 2nd 1989, A security guard alerted the police after a man wearing a wig, fake moustache and false teeth walked into Zales Jewellers, California. Three squad cars arrived and police detained the man, who turned out to be Michael Jackson in disguise.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 9:58 pm

May 3rd 1997 - Michael Jackson visited Marcel Avram in Munich's Stadelheim prison. Avram was being held on suspicion of tax evasion.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 4:36 am

May 5th 1988 - Michael Jackson became the first non-Soviet to be featured while advertising a product on Russian television.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/05/17 at 8:11 am


May 5th 1988 - Michael Jackson became the first non-Soviet to be featured while advertising a product on Russian television.


Learned something new today--was the Bad version of the Pepsi commercial?

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 11:22 pm

May 6th 2009, A former publicist for Michael Jackson was suing the singer for $44m (£29m) for his alleged failure to pay her for her services. Raymone Bain said Mr Jackson had agreed to give her 10% of any business deals arranged with her assistance. Ms Bain acted as Mr Jackson's publicist during his 2005 trial for child abuse.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/17 at 6:34 pm

May 13th 2003, Michael Jackson launched a court case suing Motown Records. Jacko filed the lawsuit in LA, saying he hadn't been paid royalties due for the music he did with the Jackson Five in the 60s and 70s. The singer also claimed his music has been used in TV ads without his permission.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/13/17 at 8:48 pm


May 13th 2003, Michael Jackson launched a court case suing Motown Records. Jacko filed the lawsuit in LA, saying he hadn't been paid royalties due for the music he did with the Jackson Five in the 60s and 70s. The singer also claimed his music has been used in TV ads without his permission.


Something else I was unaware of. I got this confused with a court case from 2002...I never heard of this. I wonder how the hell I managed to miss it. I was all over MJ like white on rice in 2003. Learned something new again. But Michael was dragged into court so frequently, it became normal to the fanbase.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/17 at 2:07 am

June 30th 1975, The Jackson Five announced that they were leaving Motown Records for Epic Records. The brothers were forced to change their name to The Jacksons since Motown owned the other name.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 3:15 am

August 11th 1969 - Diana Ross invited 350 guests to a Beverly Hills club to see the newest Motown act, The Jackson 5.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 12:00 pm

August 14th 1985, Michael Jackson won a bid over Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney to secure the ATV Music Publishing catalogue. At $47.5m he gained the rights to more than 250 songs written by Lennon and McCartney. McCartney had been negotiating with Yoko Ono, who had decided to withdraw her side of the deal because of 'astrological' reasons.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 1:15 am

August 16th 1968, The Jackson Five made their formal debut with Diana Ross and The Supremes at the Great Western Forum, California.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 3:32 pm

August 23rd 1993 - The Los Angeles Police Department formally announced that Michael Jackson was the subject a criminal investigation.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 5:02 pm

August 24th 2009, The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide caused by a mix of drugs meant to treat insomnia. On February 8, 2010, Dr. Conrad Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter by prosecutors in Los Angeles. Dr. Murray pleaded not guilty and was released after posting $75,000 bail, but would be found guilty in November, 2011 and was sentenced to four years in a Los Angeles County jail.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/17 at 1:37 pm

September 26th 1987, Michael Jackson started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Bad'. Released nearly five years after Jackson's previous studio album, Thriller, Bad, went on to become the world's best-selling album having sold between 30 to 45 million copies worldwide. The album produced five US No.1's, the first album to do so.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 3:08 pm

September 28th 2007, Michael Jackson's spokeswoman, Raymone Bain, denied that the Pop star had married his children's nanny, Grace Rwaramba. A statement issued to the press read: "Wide-spreading reports regarding Michael Jackson being married are not true. Documents stating otherwise are a hoax." Jackson had already been married twice and had three children, Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 8:06 am

October 6th 1991, Michael Jackson gave away the bride at Elizabeth Taylor's seventh wedding, held at Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The Groom was construction worker Larry Fortensky, whom Taylor would divorce in 1997.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 5:02 pm

October 19th 2011, At the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr Conrad Murray, Dr Steven Shafer testified that it would have been impossible for Michael Jackson to have self-administered a lethal dose of the sedative propofol. He later said of Dr Murray's delay in calling 911: "I almost don't know what to say. That is so completely and utterly inexcusable."

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Howard on 10/20/17 at 7:04 am


October 19th 2011, At the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr Conrad Murray, Dr Steven Shafer testified that it would have been impossible for Michael Jackson to have self-administered a lethal dose of the sedative propofol. He later said of Dr Murray's delay in calling 911: "I almost don't know what to say. That is so completely and utterly inexcusable."


Why was he delaying? You have a dying man! >:(

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 11:54 pm


Why was he delaying? You have a dying man! >:(
We may never know?

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 11:55 pm

October 24th 1987, Michael Jackson started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bad', a No.3 hit in the UK. A music video for 'Bad', directed by Martin Scorsese and co-starring one of the first appearances of yet-undiscovered Wesley Snipes, was released in late 1987.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Howard on 10/25/17 at 2:32 pm


We may never know?



I think he looked away for that moment.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 11:52 am

November 8th 1995 - Michael Jackson and Sony Corp. of America combined forces and created the world's third-largest music publishing company with more than 100,000 titles.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 5:53 pm

November 9th 1998 - Michael Jackson settled a lawsuit over stories and pictures in the London Daily Mirror that said his face had been disfigured by cosmetic surgery. A lawyer for the publisher said, "The photographs were taken honestly and were not tampered with, but the Mirror has since met with the plaintiff in person and acknowledges that the photographs do not accurately represent the plaintiff's true appearance."

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 12:03 pm

November 12th 1993 - Michael Jackson canceled a world tour, saying that he had a dependence on painkillers.

Subject: Re: Today in Michael Jackson History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 2:14 pm

November 14th 1996, Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney Australia. The couple had met when he was diagnosed with vitiligo in the mid-1980s, and she was working as his dermatologist's assistant. The couple divorced on October 8, 1999, with Rowe giving full custody rights of the children to Jackson with Rowe receiving an $8-million settlement.

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