Today in Michael Jackson History January 18th
1980 Michael Jackson attends the 7th Annual American Music Awards, at the ABC-TV Studios in Hollywood, Ca. Where he receives three awards. Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B, Favorite Album Soul/R&B - Off The Wall Favorite Single Soul/R&B - Dont Stop Till You Get Enough. He also presents an award to The Bee Gees.
1993 Michael Jackson appears at the Pre-Inaugural Celebration for Bill Clinton and joins other celebrities (including Diana Ross) on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to sing "We Are The World".
1989 Michael Jackson performs the 3rd of five Bad World Tour concerts at Memorial Stadium, Los Angeles.
1998 Michael Jackson wins his fourth consecutive copyright infringement case against Al Bano Carrisi, an Italian songwriter. Al Bano is ordered to pay all legal costs after court refutes his claims against Michael Jackson. Al Bano filed numerous civil cases against Jackson but has failed to win any of them.
2010 "The Drill" - Travis Payne, 'This Is It' Dancers and Filipino Inmates Tribute Michael Jackson and MLK Jr.
As a tribute to Michael Jackson, Travis contacted Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to make arrangements to visit the prisoners. On January 17-18, 2010, Travis and dancers Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid spent time there to teach them dance routines from This Is It. With the help of the inmates, they were able to re-create They Don't Care About Us with a real army instead of the virtual army of dancers digitally replicated in This Is It. They shot the video on "Martin Luther King Day" as a tribute to both great men.
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Michael Jackson excepting award at American Music Awards 1980
SONG OF THE DAY
Off The Wall - Live Victory Tour / Mile High Stadium
VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Michael Jackson 7th annual American Music Awards 1980
We Are The World - Pre-Inaugural Celebration for Bill Clinton 1992
Dancing Inmates honor Michael Jackson and MLK Jr. - They Don't Care About Us 2010
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and
melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life.”
~ Michael Jackson, Dancing the Dream
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