Today in Michael Jackson History February 19th
1974 Michael and Donny Osmond at the First Annual American Music award Present an Award for "Favorite Soul/R&B Band" to The Temptations, then Ricky Segal and Rodney Allen joined them to present the award for "Favorite Pop/Rock Band" to the Carpenters.
1977 - The Jacksons attend the 19th annual Grammy Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California. Before introducing the nominations for the Best Female Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance, they performed a little ditty to explain the category, with each brother doing a short rap. They then present the award to Nathalie Cole for "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)".
1979– The Jacksons perform their Destiny Tour in Leeds, UK.
1992 Michael and Brett Barnes who were on a week long excursion in Africa arrive in London and they check into the Dorchester Hotel. A playful Michael Jackson to the delight of his estatic fans throws down from the Dorchester Hotel window sheets of paper, a T-shirt and a bed sheet with messages of love to his his fans. The following day Michael & Brett visit Hamleys Toy Store and Rock Circus on Piccadilly Circus. He flies back to Los Angeles on Feb 23rd.
1994 The Jackson family (minus LaToya) reunite at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas to rehearse & tape The Jackson Family Honors TV Special which is schedules to broadcast a few days later. Michael does not perform but he presents two lifetime achievement awards one to Berry Gordy & one to Elizabeth Taylor.
1996 - Michael Jackson performed "Earth Song" and recieved The "Artist of a Generation" Award at The 1996 BRIT Awards, in the UK at Earls Court in London. This was Michael's first live TV performance in England in over 20 years. The momemt Michael got on his craine, where his view was blocked, Pulp lead singer, Jarvis Cocker, storms on stage pulls down his pants, moons the audience, then runs all over the stage trying to disrupt the the performance. He was forcefully removed from the stage. At the end of the performance Michael diapears in a bright white light and Sir Bob Geldof appears on stage to presen the BRIT Award for Artist of a Generation to Michael along with the one of the most beautiful statements ver made about Michael.
2002 American DJ and comedian, Steve Harvey interviews Michael for 20 minutes over the phone for his morning radio station 'The Beat 100.3.'"Any words one speaks or writes are sort of redundant in the face of what we've just seen and heard. He is probably the most famous person in the planet, God help him. He has also sold more records than anybody in the planet. And he has also written, recorded and performed some of the most glorious music in the pop canon. So, along with all the goff written about him, it is probably one such justification that he's continually referred to as the King of Pop. [...] They came up with the Artist Of A Generation award to give to him. But Michael Jackson has been making music literally since he was a baby. So, what generation? At least three had been listening to him already. And who will they give it to next year? Or is it the award in itself a one-off like the man himself? Because childhood prodigy to adult genius, when Michael Jackson sings, it is with the voice of angels, and when his feet move, you can see God dancing. So, tonight, the BRITs Artist Of A Generation is: Michael Jackson."
On receiving the special award, Michael declares the following:
"I love you. Thank you and thank you BRITs Awards and Sir Bob Geldof. I’m humbled by this award. It is especially important coming from my wonderful family in the United Kingdom. You provided me with so much love and you’ve given me your loyalty and your support throughout my entire career, and a special thanks to Paul Russell. I love you.. I love you.. I love you all and especially, I love all my fans very much. Thank you.”
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Michael Jackson and Steve Harvey
SONG OF THE DAY
'Earth Song' Live performance at the Brit Awards 1996
VIDEOS OF THE DAY
MICHAEL JACKSON ' - Dorchester Hotel London 1992
Bob Geldoff presents Michael with the Artist Of A Generation Award
Michael Jackson radio interview with Steve Harvey 2002 Part 1
Michael Jackson radio interview with Steve Harvey 2002 Part 2
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"It's slander, You say it's not a sword,
But with your pen you torture men
You'd crucify the Lord"
~ Michael Jackson
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