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♫ His Music Will Live ForEver ♫

“Over the years we became a family,all of us.You are my family…My children are your children and all the children of the world are our children and our responsibility.

It was you,who put your heart on the line.It was you,who stepped forward to defend someone you love.It was you,on a worldwide basis who supported me as my army,my soldiers of love.

You were always there.You are always loyal and I love you forever.” Michael Jackson
Apr 21 '14

MICHAEL JACKSON - ‘PYT’ (Pretty Young Thing) Unreleased Rehearsal/Test Vocals (Thriller)

https://soundcloud.com/singlewhiteglove/pyt-pretty-young-thing-1

Apr 21 '14

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Apr 20 '14
To MJ Family All Over the World!

To MJ Family All Over the World!

Apr 19 '14
"Michael: The Last Photo Shoots" is a fascinating behind the scenes look at Michael Jackson’s last magazine cover photo shoots and the struggle to make them happen. It is a unique story told through the eyes of several of Michael’s closest friends, photographers and stylists that had helped Michael prepare for his planned comeback in 2007.

In 2007, after several years of living over-seas in seclusion, Michael returned to the United States wanting to make a comeback onto the music scene. Taking the cover of L’UOMO Vogue for its October 2007 issue was Michael’s first step. On September 14, 2007 in New York, Photographer Bruce Weber and Vogue Fashion Editor / Michael Jackson’s personal stylist Rushka Bergman captured the magic of the King of Pop for the 25th Anniversary of the release of Thriller.

On September 24, 2007 in Brooklyn, NY, Michael Jackson did an interview and another photo shoot for Ebony Magazine for its December 2007 issue. This was Michael’s first United States interview and magazine story in a decade.

Michael had a love for art and being an artist himself, Michael had said that he had wanted to be photographed in a space “where art lives on forever.” Ebony selected the Brooklyn Museum of Art as the location.  While many magazine covers were done throughout Michael’s career, the Vogue and Ebony shoots were very important to Michael as these were for his comeback. Through these photos, Michael’s image as art lives on forever.

Along with never before seen footage of Michael, “Michael: The Last Photo Shoots” contains engaging interviews with Rushka Bergman (Contributing Fashion Editor of L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Italia and Michael Jackson’s personal stylist), Phillip Bloch (widely considered to be one of Hollywood’s premier fashion stylists), Bruce Weber (famed photographer and filmmaker) and Kabuki (legendary make-up artist from Northern England known for his unique flair and artistry with make-up and imagery and one of the most exciting talents in fashion today).

There are captivating interviews with Bryan Monroe (an award winning journalist, CNN Politics editor, team leader of the winner of the Pulitzer Price Gold Medal, former Vice President and Editorial Director of Ebony and Jet Magazines and the journalist who conducted the last major interview with the King of Pop - Michael Jackson), Harriett Cole (Life stylist author, nationally syndicated advice columnist, former Editor in Chief of Ebony Magazine and Creative director for Michael Jackson’s last cover photo shoot) and Michael Amir (Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff for Michael Jackson).

"Michael: The Last Photo Shoots" is a fascinating behind the scenes look at Michael Jackson’s last magazine cover photo shoots and the struggle to make them happen. It is a unique story told through the eyes of several of Michael’s closest friends, photographers and stylists that had helped Michael prepare for his planned comeback in 2007.

In 2007, after several years of living over-seas in seclusion, Michael returned to the United States wanting to make a comeback onto the music scene. Taking the cover of L’UOMO Vogue for its October 2007 issue was Michael’s first step. On September 14, 2007 in New York, Photographer Bruce Weber and Vogue Fashion Editor / Michael Jackson’s personal stylist Rushka Bergman captured the magic of the King of Pop for the 25th Anniversary of the release of Thriller.

On September 24, 2007 in Brooklyn, NY, Michael Jackson did an interview and another photo shoot for Ebony Magazine for its December 2007 issue. This was Michael’s first United States interview and magazine story in a decade.

Michael had a love for art and being an artist himself, Michael had said that he had wanted to be photographed in a space “where art lives on forever.” Ebony selected the Brooklyn Museum of Art as the location. While many magazine covers were done throughout Michael’s career, the Vogue and Ebony shoots were very important to Michael as these were for his comeback. Through these photos, Michael’s image as art lives on forever.

Along with never before seen footage of Michael, “Michael: The Last Photo Shoots” contains engaging interviews with Rushka Bergman (Contributing Fashion Editor of L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Italia and Michael Jackson’s personal stylist), Phillip Bloch (widely considered to be one of Hollywood’s premier fashion stylists), Bruce Weber (famed photographer and filmmaker) and Kabuki (legendary make-up artist from Northern England known for his unique flair and artistry with make-up and imagery and one of the most exciting talents in fashion today).

There are captivating interviews with Bryan Monroe (an award winning journalist, CNN Politics editor, team leader of the winner of the Pulitzer Price Gold Medal, former Vice President and Editorial Director of Ebony and Jet Magazines and the journalist who conducted the last major interview with the King of Pop - Michael Jackson), Harriett Cole (Life stylist author, nationally syndicated advice columnist, former Editor in Chief of Ebony Magazine and Creative director for Michael Jackson’s last cover photo shoot) and Michael Amir (Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff for Michael Jackson).

Apr 17 '14

Michael’s Tribute To Charlie Chaplin

Today would have been Charlie Chaplin’s 125th birthday. Chaplin changed the face of movies forever when he started creating silent comedies in the early 1900’s. We take a look back at how Chaplin influenced Michael, and how Michael paid tribute to the little tramp.

Michael had a long appreciation for Chaplin. He was a fan since a young child and at the tender again of nine, in 1967, Michael drew a picture of Charlie Chaplin, which has since circulated around the world. The image shows off Michael’s artistic talents from such a young age.

There are many similarities between Michael and Charlie. Both have used their creative and artistic talents to educate as well as entertain, whilst highly regarding human dignity and justice. In some of his movies, Chaplin would make the most of his large appeal to highlight humanistic messages, including his famous speech from the Great Dictator, which focused on human rights and equality. Michael followed very much in Chaplin’s footsteps by using his own genius and talents to bring about a change in the world.

In 1979, whilst in the UK, Michael dressed up as Chaplin for a photoshoot in the road where Chaplin once lived. Michael was taken to a local shop to buy the outfit and the famous black and white photos were taken by British photographer Tony Prime.

Four years later in 1983, Michael donned a Charlie Chaplin outfit and had more photos taken. At the time, Michael said:

“This is in memory of a great man who has touched the hearts of the world with his art of making people laugh and cry. You will always be in my heart. I love you, Charlie Chaplin.”

In June 1988, whilst on the Bad Tour, Michael visited Oona Chaplin, Charlie’s Widow. A photo, as shown in our gallery below, shows Michael and Oona (and a family friend) holding Chaplin’s Oscars.

Michael most famous association with the silent start though, came in 1995 when he recorded Chaplin’s classic song ‘Smile’ for the HIStory album. It was originally planned to also be released as the final single from the album, but was sadly canceled days before its release date, due to issues with making the short film. Only a few copies of the single were produced, and as a result it has become one of the rarest of Michael Jackson memorabilia, with copies selling for large amounts of money online.

Michael never performed ‘Smile’ live, though he intended to perform it during an HBO special in December 1995, but collapsed during a rehearsal and the show never took place. The only time we’ve ever heard Michael sing the song, was during the filming of ‘Living With Michael Jackson’ in 2003, where he sang it to his kids whilst walking to the car.

The short radio edit of ‘Smile’, which was originally on the rare CD single, was later used on the deluxe UK edition of the greatest hits album ‘King of Pop’ in 2008, which was released to celebrate Michael’s 50th birthday.

During Michael’s memorial concert in 2009, his brother Jermaine sang ‘Smile’ and it was there that Michael’s friend Brooke Shields mentioned that it had been Michael’s favourite song.

Happy birthday Charlie Chaplin! We hope you and Michael are having lots of fun together!

(http://www.mjworld.net/news/2014/04/16/michaels-tribute-to-charlie-chaplin/)

Apr 17 '14

Why You Should Support ‘Xscape’

by Matt Blank

With regards to the new album, ‘Xscape,’ I feel that ignoring “the elephant in the room” would be stupid…allow me to explain. We are more than aware that ever since this album was announced, a minority of fans with large voices, have spoken out against the release. Their arguments are:

  • The Estate are just money grabbers
  • We shouldn’t support Sony, as Michael hated Sony
  • Michael wouldn’t want any songs he didn’t complete released
  • After the ‘Michael’ album with the controversial Cascio tracks on in 2010, we shouldn’t support ‘Xscape’
  • People shouldn’t be making money off a dead man

Whilst everyone is entitled to their opinions, I feel strongly that Michael Jackson should still be successful, and in doing so, I want to set the record straight. I’m not part of the Michael Jackson Estate and therefore am not under any obligation to produce this article to support them. I just want to help get Michael Jackson to number one in 2014!

I would therefore like to answer arguments about this project as I see it:

1) Some think the Estate are money grabbers
We must remember as fans that whilst the Estate employees will be paid, money made by the projects they produce also go to charities as Michael requested and to his children. These are the biggest benefactors.

2) Some believe we shouldn’t support Sony
Michael had a well documented fall out with his record company in 2002. However, his anger was towards the then Chairman CEO Tommy Mottola. Mottola left the company in 2003 and Michael signed a new contract with Sony in 2008 to release ‘Thriller 25.’ This clearly shows that Michael was at peace with Sony and was happy to work with them. If Michael was happy, we should be happy.

3) Some think that Michael wouldn’t want any songs he didn’t complete released
There is certainly an argument to be made that Michael would be unhappy to have unfinished songs released to the public. But that said, he worked harder than any other artist throughout his career and he would have wanted that legacy continued. Releasing albums such as ‘Xscape’ is a great way to help continue what Michael worked so hard on, and even if you personally don’t like the songs, it doesn’t tarnish what Michael released whilst alive, in my opinion. The ‘Xscape’ album has been delicately handled and everything released since Michael’s passing has been worked on by people who knew him or worked directly with him.

4) After ‘Michael’ in 2010 we don’t want to support ‘Xscape’
I cannot speak on behalf of the Estate, however, I would say that after the controversy that surrounded the Cascio tracks on the last album, they probably have certain regrets, as those three tracks certainly marred the release. During our sessions with the Estate in LA, they spoke very fondly about what they’ve created since 2009, though notably skipped talking about the 2010 album. They also stressed (and rightly so) that the new album is nothing like that of ‘Michael’ and that under no circumstances will they be using any tracks from the Cascio family again. The Estate has also listened to the fans reaction and learnt from last time, and that’s why we will have all the original demos on this forthcoming album, as last heard by Michael himself.

5) People shouldn’t be making money off a dead man
The fact of the matter is, the Estate can’t create things to give away for free. That would be poor business management and be a massive detriment to Michael’s children. If they were to believe you shouldn’t make money, then nothing could be released or produced (including Cirque Du Soleil, anniversary albums, live tour DVD’s etc…). That would sadly mean that Michael Jackson’s legacy would die with him, with nothing further to promote his great talents.

In conclusion I would say that to not support ‘Xscape’ is to not support Michael Jackson. The general public don’t know much about the problems Michael had with Sony over ten years ago, or the drama over the Casico tracks four years ago. All the public see is how releases fair in the charts. What will be remembered at the end of the day is whether or not Michael Jackson is still a number one artist or not. Only you can help Michael achieve this.

Let’s make Michael Jackson number one again and support ‘Xscape’.  (http://www.mjworld.net/news/2014/04/16/why-you-should-support-xscape/)

Apr 17 '14
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Apr 17 '14

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Apr 16 '14

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Apr 16 '14

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Apr 16 '14

myinspirationmj:

Neverland ~ Inside the rooms which housed hospital beds for ill children who visited Neverland to be able to watch screenings of movies. 

"We have children that come who are fed intravenously…they are very sick, bedridden. They can’t sit up and these beds, they are hospital beds, you push a button, you go up or you go down and they are able to watch. We have a magic show, we show the current films, there’s cartoons, anything so that they can escape to that world of magic that they don’t have a chance to experience, the world I was deprived of when I was little."  Michael Jackson

http://enolalee.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.nzwomansweekly.co.nz/celebrity/hot-gossip/michael-jacksons-neverland-ranch-gallery/

Apr 15 '14

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Apr 15 '14
Apr 14 '14

Xscape… L.A. Listening Party

Must read - http://mjbliss.blogspot.fr/2014/04/xscape-la-listening-party.html?m=1@MJBlisss

”Epic and the MJ Estate are committed to reveal this album the way that Michael would want it done… with magic and surprise! 

So yes there will be more exciting Xscape surprises! Stay tuned!! There is more to come and I just truly feel we won’t be disappointed.”