Today is the International Day of Peace. The messages in Michael’s music continues to encourage us all to heal the world and brings us together as one. Do something to bring peace into your life today.
In September of 1993, Michael performed two concerts in Israel as part of the Dangerous World Tour. Among other things, he also visited two hospitals in the Tel Aviv area between his shows to cheer up cancer patients. In all, Michael performed to over 170,000 people and touched the lives of countless others with his generosity.
“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” the first single from Bad, hit #1 in the US on September 19, 1987, the first of Michael’s outstanding run of #1 hits from that album. In an interview with Ebony/Jet from that time, Michael revealed some extra information about the recording of the sensuous intro of the song. “I was in bed when I was doing that. Lying under the covers and everything,” he shared. http…
“I experienced a range of emotions watching the show—nostalgia, happiness, mirth, excitement, sadness and joy. It was that deep. It was interactive and entertaining. The combination of Jackson’s music and Cirque du Soleil’s signature acrobatics was the right kind of sensory overload. Everything was happening at once, and the entire audience was thoroughly engaged. I came out of the dark theater fe…
“People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song. So I stay in the moment and listen.” – Michael Jackson
Michael received the “Michael Jackson Good Scout Humanitarian Award” on September 14, 1990 from the Boy Scouts. The award was created and named for Michael in recognition of his humanitarian efforts. "Michael Jackson is a good example to youth, helping us keep kids off the streets by supporting Scouting," said Ray Martin, chairman of the board of Los Angeles Area Council Boy Scouts of America. #MJ…
“Blood on the Dance Floor” has the vitality of an intelligence that refuses to be placated…It is a throwdown, a dare to the concept of innocuous Black pop.” – Armond White What does that record mean to you?
Michael launched the BAD tour in Japan at Korakunen Stadium in Tokyo on September 12, 1987 to a sold-out crowd of 38,000. One of the fans who attended, an 18-year old named Ikuko Yamamoto, told a reporter “Even if I don’t understand the lyrics, his melodies go straight to my heart. He’s magic.” The headline of that New York Times story? “Michael conquers Tokyo.”
Behind the scenes: Captain EO is one of Michael’s most beloved projects. Did you know that it was originally called “Space Knights?” Captain EO first debuted at Disney World’s Epcot Center in September 1986.
Any fan of Michael’s knows how much he loved to read. This recent article in The Guardian examines why it’s important to take the time to do so. Be like Michael: read a book and share your favorite books in the comments for other fans to explore. https://MichaelJackson.lnk.to/gaurdian_augFA