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One Rose For Michael J.JacksonReview: One Rose For Michael 2017. 11-06-'17

Once again this year loving MJ fans from around the world will be able to blanket Michael’s resting place with beautiful red roses for the 8h anniversary of his passing.

Thanks to the commitment of loving, caring MJ fans who have worked diligently to make this a reality for Michael Jackson and all of Michael’s loving fans around the world, Michael will again be honored with love in the form of a sea of red Freedom Roses.

Each year this has proven to be an amazingly beautiful and vibrant statement of love to the world that Michael is still loved beyond measure and will always be in his fans’ hearts, NEVER forgotten.

MJ fans around the globe have been able to continue to show their love to Michael in this most spectacular way on the June 25th anniversary each year since his passing as a result of the incredible and hard work of the people behind ‘One Rose For Michael.’

Every rose represents a fan’s heart from all over the world, but together they are a blanket of LOVE celebrating his creative genius and legacy and represent fans coming together worldwide to show their love and gratitude and to pay that love forward in his name.

The roses are only $3 per long stemmed Freedom Rose. For all those that want to join the LOVE for Michael and want to participate in One Rose for Michael J. Jackson 2017, all the information and details on how to purchase a rose can be found on the ‘One Rose for Michael’ website.

Payment paypal or credit card: onerose4mjj@gmail.com.

Source: One Rose 4 MJJ / Billie Jean

Berry GordyBerry Gordy Talks Motown Magic, Mentoring Michael Jackson. 05-06-'17

The term "icon" is overused, but there’s no denying it’s a fitting descriptor for Berry Gordy. The 87-year-old legend, who in 2013 received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Pioneer Award, tells Billboard the secret of the Motown magic and looks back on his early days mentoring Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.

Gordy, who deferred his induction from last year, will be inducted with the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame class -- including Jay Z, Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera of Chicago, and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Also to be honored at the June 15 celebration are Ed Sheeran, Alan Menken, Caroline Bienstock and Pitbull.

Here’s Gordy in his own words on Michael Jackson:

"I called him the sponge. When the Jackson 5 came to Motown I was fascinated at Michael’s ability to study my every move. He learned everything I knew and everybody else he was interested in, too. I put a songwriting team together, called the Corporation. 'I Want You Back,' 'ABC,' 'The Love You Save' and 'I'll Be There' -- with those songs the Jackson 5 became the first group in history to have their first four singles go straight to No. 1 on the Billboard [Hot 100]."

Source: Billboard / Billie Jean

'The Invisible Man: The Story Of Rod Temperton, The 'Thriller' Songwriter' Book Is Released. 01-06-'17

The Invisible Man: The Story Of Rod Temperton, The 'Thriller' Songwriter' Book CoverA new book on Rod Temperton will be released on June 1st and includes his work with Michael Jackson.

'The Invisible Man' tells the remarkable story of how Rod Temperton worked his way up from a Grimsby fish factory to become one of the most successful songwriters of all time.

Born in Cleethorpes in 1949, Temperton embarked on a career in music with the funk bank Heatwave, for whom he wrote the international hits ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Always And Forever’, before his songwriting talent caught the attention of Michael Jackson’s legendary producer, Quincy Jones.

For Jackson’s 'Off The Wall' album, Temperton penned both the hit ‘Rock With You’ and the album’s title track. Three years later, continuing his relationship with the pair, Temperton started work on what would become the bestselling album of all time – Michael Jackson’s 'Thriller' – writing three songs, including the now legendary title track.

And yet despite collaborating with some of music’s biggest stars, including Donna Summer and Michael McDonald, Temperton was famously reclusive and seldom gave interviews, one of the exceptions being with author Jed Pitman, whose Sony Award-winning radio documentary on Temperton allowed him unprecedented access to the great man.

Publisher: The History Press
Author: Jed Pitman
ISBN: 978-0750982566
Pages: 224
Printed: UK
Guide price: 23 €

Order the book here at Amazon.

Source: Amazon / Billie Jean

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Updates Of The Month June. 01-06-'17

Hello trusty fans from all around the world here are the updates of June 2017.

Record fairs:

Michael fans the time has come for the record fairs again in different country's, which guarantees a very wide range of LP's, singles, CDs and music curiosities, where almost all musical styles are represented. Both passionate collector as ordinary music lover can find their liking and, who knows, really that special bargain tapping the head. Most visitors return all the way home satisfied, and we do it for, uh ... there.
Here are the link of the record fairs.

Here are the updates:

In The Mix 29 (DJ MJMR3):

I still working now on my new 'In The Mix 29', MJMR3 In The Mix is a melting together of a 30 minutes mix work, once a year I make a new In The Mix.

Next month can you download 'Michael Jackson - In The Mix 29 (MJMR3)'.

Item of the month:

The Item of the month are this time the Captain EO 3D Official Withdrawn Viewmaster Set of the year 1986 that was released in the USA by manufacturer View Master.

More info click here.

Remixes of the month:

The 15 remixes, sure worth downloading. We have this month 2 official remixes and 13 unofficial remixes, click here to download. Do not hesitate if you want to request a remix which you can not find on the web.

MJ RemixRemixes:

I added 12 new remixes on the page Remixes.
Go to the Remixes pages.

4 official remixes:

Michael Jackson - I Wanna Be Where You Are (Monday Michiru) - 5:57
The Jackson 5 - ABC (Kubota, Takeshi Remix) - 4:07
The Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine (Alternate Version) - 4:24
The Jackson 5 - I'll Be There (SCOF Remix) - 5:24

8 unofficial remixes:

Michael Jackson - Black Or White 2010 (Ivan Roudyk & Red Max Tribute To The King Unofficial Extended Mix) - 5:19
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (CAMS Refix) - 3:40
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (MJMR3 Old School Remix) - 5:16
Michael Jackson - Get On The Floor (MJMR3 Goin' Down On The Floor Remix) - 5:43
Michael Jackson - Get On The Floor (Nick Super Funk Remix) - 4:54
Michael Jackson - HIStory (MJMR3 Stronger Faster Remix) - 4:35
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (The Reflex Revision) - 6:57
Michael Jackson - Thiller 2013 (Dj Piere Club Dance Remix) - 6:01

Do you want to read the news of the last month again go to news archives.

Don't forget the Lyric, Pictures and Flashback of the week, also not the This Week In History messages.

So lots of read and listening pleasure from webmaster Dirk (MJMR3), greetings and until the next updates.

Source: Billie Jean

BubblesDonations For Bubbles. 01-06-'17

The Center for Great Apes was established 24 years ago as a non-profit sanctuary in order to help orang-utans and chimpanzees and provide them with rescue, rehabilitation, and permanent care with dignity. Starting with just five young apes at a tourist attraction in Miami, the Center has grown to take in over 50 great apes who were once exploited as entertainment performers, research subjects or as exotic pets often in dire conditions. Once at the sanctuary, orang-utans and chimpanzees recover and flourish with good nutrition, companionship with their own species, plenty of space in which to move around and explore and care from the staff that is kind and respectful.

Caregiver Corner on #ApeSpotlight Bubbles! Chimpanzee Caregiver Meg talks about what it’s like to work with Bubbles:

“I love all of the chimpanzees at the Center, but for me, Bubbles has always been special. It was hard for me to write this because I didn’t know where to start! I was tempted to just write “Bubbles is perfect” and leave it at that, but I thought I should explain why I think he’s perfect. One of my favorite things about Bubbles is his face. He is a physically imposing guy with the sweetest face. He is very expressive with his long eyelashes and pouty lips. Some of the chimpanzees are hard to identify in their baby pictures but Bubbles is not, thanks to that trademark pout.

Every night, Bubbles makes a nest with blankets and saves one to cover himself up with and then tucks it underneath his feet. Sometimes he uses a pillowcase or a T-shirt to make his “sleeping bag”, but usually it’s a blanket. I know he wakes up early because I can hear him pant-hooting during our morning staff meeting, but he is almost always the last chimpanzee in his group to get out of his nest when I come around with breakfast.

Bubbles has a wonderful sense of humor. He loves to play chase and often takes shortcuts or changes direction, always looking back to make sure his friend (chimpanzee or human) is not too far behind. He is also very ticklish and has what I firmly believe to be the most charming, nasally laugh on the planet. When the weather warms up Bubbles will point at the hose to ask for hose drinks and showers. A lot of the chimpanzees do not like to get wet, but Bubbles loves it! He will stand up and turn around in the stream of the hose until he is completely soaked.

When we work on husbandry training with the chimpanzees we generally use small rewards like raisins to reinforce behaviors. Bubbles, however, is not very food motivated so his reward is usually just attention. When he offers me the correct body part, he gets tickles (with a backscratcher) instead of raisins. He is the only chimpanzee I work with who will train “for free”, or without treats. He seems to really enjoy spending time with his caregivers, and it’s definitely mutual. We all love Bubs!”

Donations for Bubbles here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

Iconic Michael Jackson Movie From Photo Session Needs $500,000 To Get Developed. 31-05-'17

Right now, there are a couple of Michael Jackson movies firing up MJ fans in 2017 such as the Lifetime movie 'Finding Neverland' and 'The Ultimate Icon' from Biography.

Released on May 29, 'The Ultimate Icon' was a huge hit with Michael Jackson fans, and this is especially true since MJ was not partial to interviews throughout his career.

Despite attempts of biopics to remember MJ or show some of his history, there is also one Michael Jackson film locked in a vault that shows the true unguarded Michael Jackson in 1982 — and the film has not even been developed in the past 35 years.

Unlike grainy home movies or extra footage found behind-the-scenes of making videos, this film of Michael Jackson is likely lengthy and has insights into his life that few fans may have been exposed to.

As if that was not enough, there is also a chance that the same person has another film with Michael Jackson in it that also has not been developed that includes the Jackson 5.

The photographer that took both of the films was the legendary Norman Seeff, and he took photos of the Jackson 5 in 1976. Norman Seeff also took photos of Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in 1982.

Norman Seeff Photoshoot (1976)There is also a possibility that Norman Seeff has a movie about the Jackson 5.

In a recent interview on 60 Minutes on CBS, Norman Seeff said this film of Michael Jackson or the Jackson 5 is not an exception since he filmed all of his photography sessions with creative people, and the one of Michael Jackson is just one of hundreds.

While Michael Jackson fans might want to see their favorite entertainer just before his December 1982 'Billie Jean' success, this might not be an immediate possibility. For example, Norman Seeff said in his 60 Minutes interview that aired on April 30, that he would need an estimated $500,000 to successfully recover all of the films he made while photographing some of America’s biggest legends.

Oddly, there are no current online crowdfunding websites that have been created to help Norman Seeff develop his massive film archive.

In addition to having value to fans, there is also archival value to the film. For instance, in 2013, the 1982 photo of Diana Ross and Michael Jackson by Norman Seeff was in a collection called “Photographs by Norman Seeff: The Lost Archive” that was auctioned by Christie’s for an estimated $5,000 to $7,000.

Norman Seeff Photoshoot (1982)Norman Seeff photographed Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in Los Angeles.

There are also several intriguing leaks from Norman Seeff about what might be on the undeveloped Michael Jackson film. For example, in 2013, MTV interviewed Norman Seeff, and he said the following about photographing Diana Ross and Michael Jackson (who worked on 'The Wiz' together in 1977) in Los Angeles in 1982.

“Diana asked for this shoot and what really struck me with this session was the tender relationship between Diana and Michael. I’d worked with Michael before and found him to be very shy and quiet. Shooting with Diana, though, he was clearly more comfortable and open with her there. It was really adorable to see what happened between them.”

This is also not the first time that the Norman Seeff archive has been covered. For example, in 2013, Vanity Fair pointed out Norman Seeff had this film archive, but he was not yet having many developed.

Since that time, Norman Seeff has been putting in hard work required to develop the film and put it into a digital format. On April 30, Norman Seeff did an extensive interview with CBS on 60 Minutes, and he revealed that his vault films about Michael Jackson and others would cost about $500,000 to finish developing.

In addition to Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, Norman Seeff has taken iconic photos of Ray Charles, Steve Jobs, and John Travolta. One other factor that has not been discussed is whether or not Norman Seeff has film footage of the Jackson 5.

According to the fan-produced website MJ World, Norman Seeff photographed the Jackson 5 and also filmed that session with the Jackson 5, but Seeff did not clarify if he still had the footage in his vault.

Despite this, if the film presents the Michael Jackson Norman Seeff has described in interviews, fans will likely enjoy seeing the Jackson 5 photography session film.

Norman Seeff
Norman Seeff

About photographing the Jackson 5 in 1976, Norman Seeff said the following about Michael Jackson.

“Michael was shy, shy, shy, shy. Everyone else was articulate, but Michael hardly said a word. I realized that, in such a gentle way, I needed to engage him. I think that’s just a sweet little moment where he opened up. They ended up actually singing and performing for a crowd of kids walking by the studio."

It should also be noted that the timing for Norman Seeff’s iconic photos of the Jackson 5 happened at a major turning point in their career as a band.

According to Albumism, when the Jackson 5 left Motown Records on June 30, 1975, their next album was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia in June 1976 for Epic and Philadelphia International Records (PIR).

About Norman Seeff’s contribution to the photography for their 1976 album, The Jacksons, Albumism stated the following.

“[Y]ou can’t help but be swept up in the lighthearted, nostalgic fun of the album’s artwork, in which revered photographer and filmmaker Norman Seeff shot portraits of the group. On the front cover, the five Jackson men stand tall and proud, smiling cheek to cheek, with an aqua-colored background behind them. Their perfectly round afros and casual attire shine with a warm, mid-1970’s glow. In the portraits, you can feel the true ‘brotherly love’ that the Jacksons had for one another."

In other words, if Michael Jackson fans are tired of seeing 'Finding Neverland' or 'The Ultimate Icon' impersonators, the future might have one and possibly two previously unseen films that include a truly unguarded Michael Jackson.

Obviously, Norman Seeff was essential at helping Michael Jackson through turning points in his career, and it would not be hard to believe that Seeff’s photos might end up in a future movie about Michael Jackson’s iconic status.

Nevertheless, the next member of the Jackson family that will appear on film will probably be Michael Jackson’s daughter. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson, will also be in a growing number of film roles. However, unlike her father, Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson is not shunning interviews and is very camera-friendly.

Source: Inquisitr / Billie Jean

Lifetime’s ‘Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland’ Found 2M Viewers; Becomes No. 2 TV Movie Of 2017. 31-05-'17

Whether you hated it or really hated it, Lifetime’s much-maligned Michael Jackson biopic drew 2 million total viewers in Live+SD on Monday (May 29), which gives it the distinction of being cable’s second highest rated original movie premiere of 2017 in key demos. No. 1 is the network’s remake of “Beaches” starring Nia Long and Idina Menzel.

Those “key demos” for 'Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland' include 728,000 in the adult 18-49 category and 484,000 in women 18-49, according to Deadline.

'Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Icon' special, which aired immediately following the movie, retained 85% of its lead-in, drawing 1.7 million total viewers.

Michael Jackson Searching For NeverlandThe Lifetime biopic 'Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland' has found its lead in M.J. tribute artist, Navi.

Lifetime based its King of Pop biopic on the best-selling book, 'Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days'. Told through the eyes of Jackson’s trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield (Chad Coleman) and Javon Beard (Sam Adegoke), the movie reveals firsthand the devotion Michael (Navi) had to his children, and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life.

Suzanne de Passe, Madison Jones and Robert Teitel executive produced the film with Dianne Houston directing from a script by Elizabeth Hunter.

Source: Eurweb / Billie Jean

King of ShopSuperfly Summer With King Of Shop. 30-05-'17

It’s Summer!!!! And King of Shop is full of new goodies for you!

Obviously full of Michael Jackson Music supports, from Box sets to CD singles, you will find everything you need or want to complete your collection! From the Jackson 5 to 'Xscape', you have the choice from over 3,000 items!

But most important, King of Shop is the only online MJ Emporium where you will find thousands of T-shirts! While you are on the beach, show off your MJ colors! The selection here is so big that you can actually wear a different MJ T-shirt every single day of the month!

Not to mention the latest selection from MJ ONE Boutique directly from Las Vegas!

King of Shop just added over 200 new items this week-end which includes Picture Discs and vinyl's from all over the world.

So do not wait any longer and shop now at King of Shop.

Source: MJ Vibe / King of Shop / Billie Jean

What’s On TV Monday: 'Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland’. 29-05-'17

'Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland', 8 p.m. on Lifetime TV. Navi, an impersonator so spot on that Michael Jackson reportedly used him as a stand-in on occasion, stars as the King of Pop in this biopic based on a memoir by his bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard.

It begins in 2006, when a scandal-plagued Jackson returned from Bahrain and decided to settle in Las Vegas, intent on being a good father to his three children, curing his financial woes and sealing his legacy with a comeback. It ends with his death in June 2009.

Michael Jackson Searching For NeverlandFrom left, Navi, Taegen Burns and Aidan Smith in 'Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland'.

Source: The New York Times / Billie Jean

Forever Came Today (Promo) [Blue Vinyl] Single CoverRecently Added To My Collection. 27-05-'17
Forever Came Today (Promo) [Blue Vinyl Single]

A promo single (short for promotional single) is a single that is made available to radio stations and nightclubs, a recording that is or soon will be commercially available'.

'Forever Came Today' is the first single of The Jackson 5's album 'Moving Violation', composed by Brian Holland, Mel Larsen, Jerry Marcellino and Hal Davis. Released in June 1975 in the USA by Tamla Motown.

The group's funk-based version of Diana Ross & the Supremes 1968 single 'Forever Came Today' was a club hit, while the single's b-side, the R&B ballad 'All I Do Is Think Of You', became a popular and frequently covered song in its own right.

'Forever Came Today' lead vocals by Michael and Jermaine and is the last single of The Jackson 5 released by Motown.

Special to this vinyl is that there are two A-sides with the song in stereo and on the other side in mono.

My (promo blue vinyl) single is printed in the USA with the series number: M 1356F.

Track list:

1. Forever Came Today (Stereo) - 3:25

1. Forever Came Today (Mono) - 3:25

Record label: Motown
Released: 06-1975
Series number: M 1356F
Printed: USA
Guide price: 134 €

Go and see my collection

Source: Billie Jean

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