Today in Michael Jackson History January 22nd
1972 - The Jackson 5 compilation album Greatest Hits peaks at No 12 in the Billboard US albums chart.
1979 - The Jacksons kick off European leg of the Destiny World Tour, performing the 1st of 3 nights in Bremen, Germany.
1983 - Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" enters the UK Top 100 singles chart and will peak at No# 1.
1985 - Michael Jackson, Richie, Wonder and Jones begin recording sessions for "We Are the World" at Kenny Rogers' Lion Share Recording Studio, on Beverly Boulevard in California. The studio was filled with musicians, technicians, video crews, retinues, assistants and organizers as the four musicians entered. To begin the night, a "vocal guide" of "We Are the World" was recorded by Richie and Jackson and duplicated on tape for each of the performers. At around 1:30 am, the four musicians ended the night by finishing a chorus of melodic vocalizations.
1988 - Rehearsals for the BAD World Tour's second leg begin at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida.
1995 - Michael Jackson spends the 3rd of 4 days in L.A. playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi, Africa
2004 - Michael Jackson's postpones the auction of his 2001 Bentley sedan. The Bentley Arnage Red Label Turbo was featured in Jackson's video for the song "What More Can I Give." The interior roof was signed by a host of celebrities including Jackson. .Ronald Konitzer, an authorized representative for Michael Jackson stated. "Our original plan was to auction this car with the proceeds going to a new charitable foundation sponsored by Michael Jackson. However, in light of recent events, the necessary preparations for both the car auction and the charitable foundation could not be completed,"
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie working on "We AreThe World"
SONG OF THE DAY
Billie Jean - Live BAD Tour / Wembley 1988 [HD]
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Michael Jackson BAD Tour Rehearsals in Pensacola, Florida 1988
QUOTE OF THE DAY
" When you just look out over the stage, as far as the naked eye
could see, you see people. And it’s a wonderful feeling, but it came
with a lot of pain, a LOT of pain."
~ Michael Jackson
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