Today in Michael Jackson History February 16th
1976 The Jackson's perform 'Forever Came Today' on Rich Little Show. In the same show they take part in a couple of skits "Welcome Back Kotter" spoof with Rich Little as Kotter and the Jacksons as The Sweathogs; and "Duck Soup" spoof with Rich Little and all the Jacksons playing Groucho Marx simultaneously.
1979 The Jacksons perform their Destiny Tour in Glasgow, UK.
1980 Off The Wall / Get On The Floor single released earlier in Feb on Epic, enters the Pop singles chart peaking at number 10 and remains on the charts for seventeen weeks.
1997 Michael attends a gala with Elizabeth Taylor to celebrate her 65th birthday in Los Angeles . For the occasion he performs a song that he wrote for the occasion called "Elizabeth I Love You" and gets a standing ovation by the galaxy of stars attending the event. CA. ABC-TV aired the event as "Happy Birthday, Elizabeth" on February 27th
2003 Bradley Miller (Geragos' private investigator) comes to Jay Jackson's house to record a interview of Gavin, Star, Davellin & Janet Arvizo in which they defend Michael Jackson. They are then then taken to Neverland by Michael's chauffeur, but once arrived, Janet asks Michael's bodyguard Chris Carter to taker her back to her boyfriend Jay's apartment, allowing her children to stay at the ranch with Michael.
2004 Michael, the kids, Nanny Grace, Omer Bhatti & Dr Sebi arrive in Old Snowman in Colorado where Michael has rented the Meanwhile ranch (close to Aspen)
2005 Katherine, Joe & Jermaine visit Michael and he is released from Marian Medical Center after a brief hospitalization for flu-like symptoms.
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson at her 65th Birthday gala 1997
SONG OF THE DAY
"Off The Wall" Live Destiny Tour 1979
VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Jackson's parody of "Welcome Back Kotter" on Rich Little Show 1976
Michael performes "Elizabeth I love you" at her 65th Birthday Gala 1997
QUOTE OF THE DAY
" Elizabeth, I love you, you're every star that shines in
the world to me. Elizabeth can't you see that it's true.
Elizabeth, I love you, you're more than just a star to me "
~ Michael Jackson
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