‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’ enters the Black singles chart. It peaks at number 2 and remains on the charts for twelve weeks. ‘Lookin’ Through The Windows’ (LP) by The Jackson 5, released on May 17 by Motown Records, enters the Pop albums chart peaking at number 7 and remains on the charts for thirty-three weeks. ‘Got To Be There’ (LP) enters the Top 50 albums chart in Britain peaking at number 37 and remains on the charts for five weeks.
The Jacksons perform in concert in Columbia, South Carolina.
‘Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues…’ is released by Motown Video and within days becomes Britain’s fastest-selling video. [Video @ the end]
Michael arrives at St. John’s Hospital and Health Center emergency room complaining of severe chest pains. The incident occurred whilst he was rehearsing at his Encino home and sparks rumours that Michael has suffered a heart attack.
Operation One To One, an organisation concerned with the betterment of youth, honours Michael with an award recognising his efforts in helping disadvantaged youth.
Thomas Mesereau continues with his closing statement to the jury before the judge gives them their instructions and they retire to consider their verdict. Michael is allowed to return to Neverland with his family, on the understanding that he would be given one hour’s notice of the jury reaching their verdict. [Video @ the end]
Michael Jackson, The Legend Continues part 1 (1988)
Closing Argument day for Defense- 2005
Quote of the day: "Holding on to love is not wrong, but you need to learn to hold it lightly, caressingly. Let it fly when it wants. When it's allowed to be five, love is what makes life alive, joyful, and new."
-♥Michael Jackson♥, L.o.v.e. Poem
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