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    Today in Michael Jackson History January 3rd


    HISTORICAL DATES

    1988 - A U.K. TV compilation, "Love Songs," hit #15 in the U.K.
    The work was credited to Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

    1983 - Michael Jackson released "Billie Jean" as the second single from his classic album
    Thriller. The single arguably became Jackson's most successful and well-known song

    1997- Michael Jackson performed at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii "HIStory" tour.
    It was Jackson's first U.S. performance since the "Bad" tour of 1989.

    2004 - CBS aired the special "Michael Jackson Number Ones."


    PICTURE OF THE DAY


    Michael Jackson Honolulu, Hawaii Jan. 1997



    SONG OF THE DAY

    Billie Jean




    VIDEO OF THE DAY

    Michael Jackson & Diana Ross "Love Songs" CompactDisc




    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    "Music is a mantra that soothes the soul… something our body has to have.
    It’s important to understand the power of music
    .” ~ Michael Jackson






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    ‘Billie Jean’: Michael Jackson’s landmark single turns 30

    by theGrio



    “It is hard to say if there is a greater song than “Billie Jean.” I think there will never be a song like this one again, with this bassline, with this kind of effect, this eternalness, this perfection” — Pharrell Williams

    “Billie Jean,” arguably the most popular and celebrated track of the late Michael Jackson’s entire career, turned 30 years old today.


    The story behind the making of the song is almost as memorable as the thumping dance track itself.
    The paranoid lyrics, in which the King of Pop denies allegations of paternity to an unidentified child, were allegedly inspired by a real life crazed fan of Jackson’s, who actually allegedly claimed he’d fathered one of her twins.


    theGrio slideshow: 30 facts you might not know about Thriller


    Jackson himself has also alluded to his older brothers’ run ins with groupies during his Jackson Five days as a source he drew from when composing the song.


    “Billie Jean is kind of anonymous. It represents a lot of girls. They used to call them groupies in the ’60s,” he said in a 1996 interview. “They would hang around backstage doors, and any band that would come to town they would have a relationship with, and I think I wrote this out of experience with my brothers when I was little. There were a lot of Billie Jeans out there. Every girl claimed that their son was related to one of my brothers.”


    Producer Quincy Jones nearly rejected the now iconic song for the blockbuster 1982 album Thriller. He reportedly wasn’t a fan of its celebrated bassline or its intro. Jones also apparently wanted to nix the song’s title, for fear that audiences would think it was a reference to tennis great Billie Jean King. MJ fans today take heart that he was overruled by the King of Pop on every front.


    The single hit number one on the Billboard charts and stayed there for 7 weeks. It also spawned a classic music video largely credited for breaking an unofficial color barrier on MTV. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the song led to Jackson’s most famous performance of “the moonwalk” on a Motown 25th anniversary special.


    Today, “Billie Jean” is still a ubiquitous presence on dance floors around the country; its pure pop perfection has not been diluted at all in 30 years.


    http://thegrio.com/2013/01/03/billie...ngle-turns-30/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Jean

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    Thank you Moonwalker.fan what a great addition and spot on for this thread
    "Billie Jean" was a masterpiece. Love the pic
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    I remember when I first seen Michael perform "Billie Jean" in this video.. I couldn't take my eyes off the tv screen...it was amazing...genius. I fell in love and from that moment on MJ had my heart. Even though I had been a fan for a couple of years before that..it was Billie Jean that sealed the deal <3 Thank you for this thread. Happy Birthday "Billie Jean" and I will always love you Michael <3
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    I love this song sooo much. I love the rhythm, bass, the drums, the vocal ... I simply love every second of the song.
    I can listen to it countless.

    MJ is a genius. Billie Jean is a piece of his incredible, unreachable masterpiece.

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    The first time I saw Billie Jean video back then, I did not fully understand all the things that was going on in it--it seems I wasn't too smart. After looking at it for about 3 times, I really understood what was going on in the video. I think I have a little more intelligence now.

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    Wow I was 6 years old when Billie Jean came out and it was this song that made me a fan. I remember having a poster in my room with a picture from the video. I still get goosebumps when I still hear those first few beats of the song.

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    Love does not see with the eyes but with the heart. (Shakespeare)

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