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Maybe Tomorrow (Single)

'Maybe Tomorrow' is the second single of The Jackson 5's album 'Maybe Tomorrow' and was released on June 22nd, 1971 in the USA by Motown (no UK release).

The song was arranged and produced by The Corporation, recorded at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.

The ballad was originally supposed to have been sung (possibly in a different production) by Sammy Davis, Jr. but for various reasons, the entertainer could not get on the schedule to do the song and the song was then given to the Jackson 5.

'Maybe Tomorrow' reached a highest position of number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 but topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart at number one.

My single is printed in the USA with the series number: M 1186F.

Track list:

1. Maybe Tomorrow - 4:29

1. I Will Find A Way - 3:00

Record label: Motown
Released: 22-06-1971
Series number: M 1186F
Printed: USA
Guide price: 15 €

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Controversial Michael Jackson Documentary 'Leaving Neverland' Is A Flop On French TV After US Ratings Disappointment. 22-03-'19

Leaving NeverlandFrench TV audiences didn’t clamor for 'Leaving Neverland'.

According to reports from Paris, the controversial documentary scored 1.8 million viewers its first part, and 1.1 million in its second part.

That’s about equal to what it did in the US. Audiences have not been excited to hear stories about Jackson as an alleged pedophile. There have also been reports of the documentary being edited for foreign territories as more and more discrepancies are noted by fans.

One such fact problem is when Mrs. Safechuck declares that she “danced” when she heard Michael Jackson was dead. She was thrilled he couldn’t harm any more children. But Jackson died in 2009, and the Safechuck's say Jimmy only realized he’d been molested in 2013. So that doesn’t work at all.

Fan sites and Twitter accounts are brimming with such information. Many of Wade Robson and Jimmy Safehuck’s stories don’t line up with actual events they say they attended.

Source: Roger Friedman; Fox News / Billie Jean

Michael JacksonTF1 Will Also Release A New Documentary On Michael Jackson. 22-03-'19

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of the King of Pop, TF1 will also broadcast an original documentary on the singer. But no question of shocking viewers.

If, for now, we talk a lot about the documentary 'Leaving Neverland', broadcast on March 29th on RTL-TVI, other reports are planned for the 10th anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. TF1 is also in possession of a documentary, much less controversial than the first, on the King of Pop.

For a year and a half, film crews followed the star's relatives: her father Joe (deceased during filming), Debbie Rowe (the mother of two of her children, Paris and Prince) and the Neverland staff, as well as that its producers, managers.

For 1:30, the documentary will "go back on the circumstances of his death, explain how, at age 50, he reached this level of exhaustion and addiction to drugs.This is a story that has never been told, "promises Gilles Ganzmann, the director. "But we will also go back to the childhood that he did not have and that illuminates so much of his adult life," adds Christophe Koszarek, producer.

An unpublished docu very different from 'Leaving Neverland' since no accusation is launched against the singer. "It's the exact opposite of the HBO documentary, we're going to show that Michael has been manipulated a lot, that he has been stealing a lot of money over the course of his life." We're going to have a niece of Michael, Brandi Jackson, who was the girlfriend of Wade Robson (one of the speakers of 'Leaving Neverland', Ed.), During the period when he claims to have been abused... and who explains how he took advantage of the generosity of the star ", concludes Christophe Koszarek.

Source: Cine Tele Revue / Billie Jean

Michael Jackson Biographer Hits Out At 'Leaving Neverland' Accuser. 22-03-'19

Mike Smallcombe
Mike Smallcombe

A Michael Jackson biographer has slammed one of the singer's 'Leaving Neverland' accusers claiming there is 'no evidence' he was abused.

Mike Smallcombe has accused James Safechuck of lying in Dan Reed's documentary, namely about claiming he had refused to testify for Jackson in his 2005 trial.

At the time the judge ruled there was no evidence that Safechuck had been abused by Jackson, and therefore was not called to testify against the singer when he was eventually cleared of charges of child molestation.

Smallcombe told Mirror Online said there were a number of inaccuracies in the alleged victim's story.

“In the documentary, Safechuck claims Jackson called him ‘near the end of the trial’ and asked him to testify on his behalf again, as he had done in 1993,” Smallcombe said.

“Safechuck said he refused, and that Jackson then ‘got really angry’ and threatened him. He repeated this claim under oath, in his ongoing lawsuit against the Jackson Estate.

“However, it simply can’t be true. Very early on in the trial, the judge ruled that he would allow the jury to hear about five boys whom the prosecution claimed were sexually abused by Jackson.

“They were Jordan Chandler, Brett Barnes, Jason Francia, Macaulay Culkin and Brett Barnes. The judge ruled specifically, that ‘evidence as to Jimmy Safechuck will not be permitted’. Those were the judge’s exact words.

“The judge came to this decision because nobody had ever claimed they had seen Safechuck being abused.

“So Jackson could not have asked him to testify, and certainly not near the end of the trial, when the judge had ruled months earlier that Safechuck could not be called as a witness.”

Smallcombe also noted the documentary all but ignores Safechuck’s lawsuits against the Jackson estate for hundreds of millions of dollars, which were dismissed and are currently under appeal.

This is also the case for the documentary's other main accuser, Wade Robson.

The lawsuit is mentioned fleetingly and director Dan Reed said they both, “have no financial interest in the documentary whatsoever”.

But Smallcombe claims both are in debt to Jackson’s Estate by significant sums, after their lawsuits were thrown out.

He added that Safechuck first told a psychiatrist about the abuse six days after the Safechuck family business was sued for substantial sums of money.

“Robson owes the Estate almost $70,000 dollars in court costs, and Safechuck owes the Estate several thousand dollars as well,” Smallcombe said.

"Safechuck, by his own admission, said he did not “realize” that he had been abused until he saw Robson being interviewed on television in May 16, 2013 about his claim of abuse.

"Just two days before this Robson interview, an action to sue the Safechuck family business for hundreds of thousands of dollars was served.

“On May 20, 2013, six days after the action to sue was served and four days after Robson’s TV interview, Safechuck said he met with a psychiatrist and discussed his alleged abuse by Jackson for the first time.

“Read into that what you will. But both Robson and Safechuck should have been questioned about their motives for trying to get hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from the Estate.

"These things should have been put to them in the documentary, or by journalists in their television interviews.

"We still need to challenge, especially when there are credibility issues."

Source: Mirror / Billie Jean

Michael Jackson Staying In The Rock & Roll HOF Despite 'Leaving Neverland'. 21-03-'19

Michael Jackson might be getting muted on various platforms in the wake of 'Leaving Neverland' but the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ain't gonna be one of them.

MJ's two slots in the HOF will stay put and won't be removed or altered in any way ... despite the allegations made in HBO's doc about the singer. The reason is simple according to an HOF official -- music is music.

HOF honchos say Jackson, as with all of its inductees, was recognized for musical excellence and talent, along with having a lasting impact on rock 'n' roll. In other words, MJ changed music, like, forever.

What's more ... Michael was voted into the Hall (twice) by a voting body of historians, fellow musicians, and music industry professionals. He got in with the Jackson 5 in 1997, and again as a solo artist in 2001, when 'NSYNC inducted him.

Rock & Roll Hall Of FameThe Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame features 5 of Michael’s famous costumes, including his 'Billie Jean' outfit from the Dangerous tour (complete with white socks and worn-out shoes!), the torn zombie jacket from 'Thriller' short film, and the blue-gold sequined jacket from the famous 1984 Grammy Awards. There is no protection glass in front of the costumes, so you can see them up close and personal.

As for whether his HOF exhibit might be changed at all -- possibly even removing memorabilia -- our HOF sources say it all stays the same.

It's interesting ... a children's museum in Indianapolis recently removed three pieces of MJ memorabilia items in the wake of Wade Robson and James Safechuck's claims.

Not in Cleveland, though. Once a HOFer, always a HOFer ... or so it seems.

In fact, Michael could come up again at this year's HOF induction. Janet Jackson's going into the Hall and there's a lot of speculation about whether she'll mention her brother and the 'Neverland' allegations. It's going down March 29 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Source: TMZ / Billie Jean

Fate Of Michael Jackson's Wax Statues At Madame Tussauds REVEALED After Netflix Doc. 21-03-'19

MJ Wax Statue LondonThe novelty museum chain — which has branches in London and Blackpool as well as 22 others around the world — has said the lifesize figures won't be going anywhere for now.

Wax statues of Jackson are currently found in branches of the museum in London, Blackpool, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Sydney.

It comes after Netflix documentary 'Leaving Neverland' sparked fresh public interest into historic sex crime allegations against the King of Pop.

The film focuses on the accusations made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim they were abused at Jackson's Neverland Ranch home when they were children.

Despite the controversy, Madame Tussaud's, which opened its first wax museum in London in 1835, said it would keep the statues.

A spokesman for Madame Tussaud's told TMZ: "The figures on display at Madame Tussauds reflect profiles that have had an impact on popular culture and that visitors expect to see.

"Michael Jackson has been and is currently a feature of Madame Tussauds attractions around the world."

The spokesman added: "We regularly monitor our choice of figures on display based on external events and visitor feedback."

And he said the statues would be "kept on display for the foreseeable future".

Source: Mirror / Billie Jean

German Museum Head Defends Jackson Exhibition Amid Abuse Claims. 20-03-'19

On The Wall ExhibitionThe Head of a German art museum has defended upcoming exhibition on Michael Jackson amid child sexual abuse allegations against the deceased U.S. pop superstar.

“Especially now, when new abuse accusations have come to light, it’s important to reassess the ‘King of Pop,’” Rein Wolfs, Director at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, said on Wednesday.

Wolfs said that rather than being a homage, the exhibition showed Jackson from varying, “even critical, angles’’.

“I believe it’s better to have a platform that enables discussion rather than simply to extinguish a cultural memory,” Wolfs said. The show, entitled 'Jackson: On The Wall', was developed by the National Portrait Gallery in London and produced in cooperation with the Jackson Estate. Open in Bonn on Friday (March 22), the event features depictions of Jackson by prominent artists, including David LaChapelle and Yan Pei Ming, and has already been put on in London and Paris. The accusations come from 'Leaving Neverland', a film in which two men – 40-year-old James Safechuck and 36-year-old Wade Robson – tell of how they were abused as children by the singer, who died in 2009.

The film has stirred discussion about how fans of Jackson should relate to his music, given the severity of the allegations. In spite of the involvement of Jackson Estate in the exhibition, Wolfs said the museum would not shy away from questions about abuse allegations. “An art expert will always be around, who can speak to visitors about the accusations,” 59-year-old Wolfs said. There will also be a statement at the beginning of the exhibition regarding 'Leaving Neverland', reading: “The accusations made by the alleged victims are shocking. “We see it as our responsibility not to ignore this issue.’’

We are hoping that Bonn will learn from Paris mistakes and also that the 'Leaving Neverland' TV show will not affect the influx of visitors.

Source: Vanguard / Billie Jean

Jackson's Bodyguard Matt Fiddes Claims 'Leaving Neverland' Doc Left Out Key Details. 20-03-'19

Matt FiddesMichael Jackson 's former personal bodyguard has hit out at the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary for leaving out key details.

According to Matt Fiddes , who worked alongside Jackson for ten years until his death, producers of the four-hour film left out claims that accusers Wade Robson and James Safeschuck are suing the singer's estate.

Since the documentary aired the Jackson estate has also launched a lawsuit against the broadcasters, with recent reports suggesting his children may consider legal action against Robson and Safeschuck.

Fiddes, 40, who became a millionaire after building a global fitness empire, also called the sexual abuse allegations against his former employer as 'nonsense'.

Speaking during an appearance on BBC Wiltshire radio on Tuesday evening (March 19), Fiddes said the Jackson family were handling the fall out of the explosive documentary well.

"Lately it's been everywhere. No one was expecting this year to be anything other that a celebration of his dance and his music, it's 10 years since his passing.

"I step back and watch what's going on. Obviously the estate have launched a lawsuit against the broadcasters, and the guys in the programme are suing the estate.

"That was missed out of the programme and that was the most upsetting part for those who knew Michael as a person."

Fiddes explained how important Michael was to him, having spoken to him just a couple of days before his death in 2009, adding that he doesn't have any problems talking about the singer.

"We've had [to deal with such claims] since I met him, this is not something new that myself either the family or myself have had to put up with. It's been ongoing nonsense.

"They're [the Jackson family are] handling it ok. It's down to the estate now to do what they need to do.

"When the time comes I will have my say on the whole thing."

Robson and Safechuck alleged in the documentary that Jackson had abused them from the ages of ten and seven respectively, after they had been befriended by the King of Pop.

The Jackson family have hit back at the allegations and have compared the hounding of Michael to a 'public lynching', especially as the late singer is unable to defend himself in person.

They point to the fact that Jackson was acquitted in 2005, when an investigation into child sex abuse went to trial, after a surprise raid on the Neverland Ranch.

In the documentary, Robson and Safechuck alleged that Jackson told them to stay quiet about the abuse and 'brainwashed' them into speaking up for Jackson.

They have now said, in the documentary, that they had lied to the court and that was one of the reasons why they wanted to tell their story and unveil what life was like at Neverland.

Source: Mirror / Billie Jean

'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5' And 'ABC' CD Albums Are Re-Released. 15-01-'19

The Jackson 5’s 'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5' and 'ABC' cd albums are re-released in Japan in Limited Low-priced Edition.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the creation of the prestigious record label Motown Records, Universal Music has decided to release some of the most famous albums and other best-sellers of the renowned label.

Note that a Motown 60 compilation will also be released on the same date. It will be composed of 3 CD's containing the best of the Motown with among others, 'I Want You Back' by Jackson 5 and 'I Want to Be Where You Are' by Michael Jackson.

Track lists:

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 CD Album CoverDiana Ross Presents The Jackson 5

1. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - 3:15
2. Nobody - 2:42
3. I Want You Back - 2:58
4. Can You Remember - 2:57
5. Standing In The Shadows Of Love - 4:05
6. You've Changed - 3:05
7. My Cherie Amour - 3:39
8. Who's Lovin' You - 3:57
9. Chained - 2:50
10. (I Know) I'm Losing You - 2:13
11. Stand - 2:34
12. Born To Love You - 2:26

Record label: Motown/Universal
Series number: UICY-78882
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 7 €

ABC CD Album CoverABC

1. The Love You Save - 3:01
2. One More Chance - 2:59
3. ABC - 2:57
4. 2-4-6-8 - 2:57
5. (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need - 2:43
6. Don't Know Why I Love You - 3:49
7. Never Had A Dream Come True - 3:00
8. True Love Can Be Beautiful - 3:27
9. La-La Means I Love You - 3:30
10. I'll Bet You - 3:18
11. I Found That Girl - 3:00
12. The Young Folks - 2:49

Record label: Motown/Universal
Series number: UICY-78883
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 7 €

Order 'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5' here at CD Japan.

Order 'ABC' here at CD Japan.

Source: CD Japan / Billie Jean

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