Today in Michael Jackson History January 24th
1972 - Motown Records releases Michael Jackson's debut solo album called "Got To Be There". It would go on to sell over 3.2 million copies worldwide. The album was later remastered and reissued in 2009 as part of the 3-disc compilation Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection.
1979 - The Jacksons perform the second of three nights of the Destiny World Tour, in Bremen, Germany.
1984 - The Jackson's shoot a Pepsi commercial named Street directed by Bob Giraldi. This Pepsi version of "Billie Jean" featuring the Jackson's dancing in the street with a bunch of kids (including Alfonso Ribeiro & Siggy Jackson)
1985 - Quincy Jones shipped Richie and Michael Jackson's vocal guide on cassettes to each of the artists who would be involved in "We Are the World"'s recording. Enclosed in the package was a letter from Jones, addressed to "My Fellow Artists"..The cassettes are numbered, and I can't express how important it is not to let this material out of your hands. Please do not make copies, and return this cassette the night of the 28th. In the years to come, when your children ask, 'What did mommy and daddy do for the war against world famine?', you can say proudly, this was your contribution.
1988 - Michael Jackson continues rehearsals for the BAD World Tour's second leg at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida
1989 - Michael makes history again by holding the top 2 positions for the most selling music videos of all time. After only 2 weeks of release, "Moonwalker" is reported to have outsold "The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller". With this, Michael broke his own record, with "Moonwalker" the biggest-selling music video of all time followed by "The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller" as the second biggest-selling music video of all time.
1997 - Michael Jackson is reportedly seen taking some time off and spends a few days resting at Euro Disney in Marne-la-Vallee, France.
2007 - Michael Jackson has dinner with casino mogul Steve Wynn in a private room at Alex restaurant in Las Vegas as speculation grows he will launch a comeback . Michael Jackson's friendship with Wynn, dates back decades and he was often a guest of Wynn at The Mirage, there were even talks of Wynn bringing the singer to Las Vegas
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Michael Jackson Destiny Tour
SONG OF THE DAY
Maria From Michael's 1972 solo debut album, Got To Be There.
VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial / Street directed by Bob Giraldi.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker / Full Movie (1988)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I love you. I promise you I will make you all proud of me.
You will be proud of being a Michael Jackson fan."
~ Michael Jackson ♥
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