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HIStory Nr.4 Devoted Magazine CoverRecently Added To My Collection. 17-12-'17
HIStory Nr.4 (Devoted Magazine)

HIStory is an English quarterly magazine dedicated to Michael Jackson, edited by Captain EO Productions.

This magazine was released in May 1996 in France and has nice colour glossy 36 pages in A4 format, it includes 4 big glossy colour posters.

Description:

HIStory magazine invites you to discover a constant variety of exclusive news of the King of Pop. In every magazine report and exclusive photographs of Michael Jackson.

Here are the highlights of the magazine:

- Short takes: latest information about Michael.
- Collector's chronicle: many new things are being released.
- Brit Awards 1996.
- Kingdom Entertainment.
- They Don't Care About Us: Michael travelling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Interview: Marcel Marceau.
- Michael in France: World Music Awards in Monaco.
- Interview: 3T.
- Present: VHS cover of 'World Music Awards'.
- The Maxi shop: items are discussed.
- Did you know that about Michael.
- Call Hector: collectors are discussed.

My magazine is printed in France.

Publisher: Captain EO Productions
Publishing Director: Julien Derain
Editor: Laurent Hopman
Artistic Director: Christophe Boulmé
Released: 05-1996
Language: English
Pages: 36
Printed: France
Guide price: 15 €

Go and see my collection

Source: Billie Jean


Moonwalker 30th BirthdayJapan Will Celebrate The 30th Birthday Of Moonwalker. 15-12-'17

In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of its first broadcast in Japan, Michael Jackson's 'Moonwalker' will be broadcast in two Zepp theaters on January 15, 2018 in the land of the rising sun.

Tokyo and Osaka will be able to offer fans of the King of Pop a new experience with this broadcast in rooms that according to their characteristics offer a dynamic sound pressure and a large volume giving the impression of watching a live in real life but on the big screen.

Zepp concert halls have hosted major musical events with the large-screen broadcast of films or concerts by artists such as Prince, Led Zepplin, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, David Bowie and many others. Zepp is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

The Moonwalker movie was broadcast in Japanese theaters in October 1988.

Official page of the event.

Source: MJ France / Billie Jean


Watch Michael Jackson's New 'Blood On The Dance Floor 2017' Video. 15-12-'17

Short film combines footage from Cirque de Soleil's performance of 'HIStory In The Mix' track.

Michael Jackson's classic "Blood On The Dance Floor" short film seamlessly integrates new footage from Cirque du Soleil in a new video for the song.

The video, approved by the Jackson estate and choreographed by Jamie King, features the Michael Jackson One delivering their one-time-only performance of 'Blood On The Dance Floor', which they debuted during their annual tribute on Jackson on the King of Pop's birthday.

'Blood On The Dance Floor', released in 1997 as part of Jackson's remix album 'Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix', received a pair of new remixes on the singer's recently released 'Scream' compilation, a Halloween-themed collection that boasted tracks like 'Torture', 'Thriller' and Rockwell's Jackson-featuring 'Somebody's Watching Me'.

2017 also saw the debut of the restored 'Thriller 3D' music video, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

 

Source: Rolling Stone / Billie Jean


Christmas Album (re-issue) Album Cover'Christmas Album' Is Re-Released. 15-12-'17

The Jackson 5 'Christmas Album' is back on vinyl! The album is re-released by Universal/Motown Records, just for Christmas!

'Christmas Album' is for the first time released by Motown in the USA on October 15th, 1970, the album showcased the brothers' harmonies and vocals. Lead singer Michael Jackson is prominently featured on the album tracks. All songs produced by The Corporation / Hal Davis.

Track list:

A:
1. Have Yourself A Merry Christmas - 5:19
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - 2:24
3. The Christmas Song - 5:11
4. Up On The House Top - 3:16
5. Frosty The Snowman - 2:39

B:
1. The Little Drummer Boy - 3:15
2. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - 2:32
3. Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year - 2:31
4. Give Love On Christmas Day - 2:55
5. Someday At Christmas - 2:44
6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - 3:01

Record label: Universal/Motown
Series number: 3794576
Printed: EU
Guide price: 20 €

Pre-order the vinyl album here at Universal/Motown.

Source: Universal/Motown / Billie Jean


Sony MusicMichael Jackson Estate And Sony Extend Recorded-Music Deal. 14-12-'17

Sony Music and the estate of Michael Jackson have agreed to a recording deal that will continue the label’s 42-year relationship with the singer and his music, it was announced today by Rob Stringer, Sony Music CEO and John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of Jackson’s estate.

Effective January 1, 2018, Sony Music will extend the term of their administration of Michael’s record catalog in a long term recording agreement. Sony will also have the opportunity to partner on additional projects that the Estate may produce during the term of the agreement.

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer said, “Michael Jackson was an unsurpassed genius and an iconic force in music entertainment. The music—and videos—he made as an artist as part of the Sony Music family are essential to pop culture history. We’re proud to be part of that history, and to find new innovative ways to make Michael’s music available to future generations of fans.”

Branca and McClain added, “We couldn’t ask for more creative and innovative partners than Sony and Rob Stringer (whose history working personally with Michael goes back to the 1990's). Michael continues to inspire generations of artists who have come after him and attract new fans who understand that his music and message are more important than ever. We look forward to continuing to preserve and develop his remarkable musical legacy with Sony.”

To date, Michael Jackson has achieved 40 RIAA certifications and 40 #1 chart positions and 102 Top 5 chart positions. According to a press release, Michael Jackson’s overall worldwide record sales exceed the 1 billion threshold including over 100 million sales of 'Thriller' which remains the biggest selling album in history.

In July, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the estate announced a long-term extension of Sony/ATV’s worldwide administration of Jackson’s Mijac Music catalog. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded by Jackson in 1980 as his personal publishing company, Mijac Music grew into a formidable catalog, including his own compositions as well as the Sly and the Family Stone catalog and songs by the legendary Philadelphia soul team of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, as well as songs made famous by other artists such as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin.

Source: Variety / Billie Jean


Black & White Nr.4 Devoted Magazine CoverRecently Added To My Collection. 14-12-'17
Black & White Nr.4 (Devoted Magazine)

Black & White is a German quarterly magazine dedicated to Michael Jackson, edited by Captain EO Productions. The name of the magazine is a reference to the title 'Black Or White'.

This magazine was released in October 1993 in France and has nice colour glossy 36 pages in A4 format, it includes 4 big glossy colour posters.

Description:

Black & White magazine contains exclusive news, report and photographs of Michael Jackson.

Here are the highlights of the magazine:

- Hot News.
- Collectors chronicle: items are discussed.
-
World Music Awards life from Monaco.
- Interview with Michael: Ebony / Jet Showcase interview from September 26th, 1987..
- Janet Jackson - Views of a sister.
- The King of video: the making of 'Black Or White'.
- Did you know that about Michael.
- Call Hector: collectors are discussed.
- Present: VHS cover of 'Michael Talks To Oprah'.

My magazine is printed in France.

Publisher: Captain EO Productions
Publishing Director: Julien Derain
Editor: Laurent Hopman
Artistic Director: Christophe Boulmé
Released: 10-1993
Language: German
Pages: 36
Printed: France
Guide price: 15 €

Go and see my collection

Source: Billie Jean


Lip Sync Battle To Celebrate The Music Of Michael Jackson With Special Live Episode. 13-12-'17

'Lip Sync Battle' will salute the late King of Pop next month with a one hour live special featuring performances of strictly Michael Jackson songs.

“Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration,” produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment in conjunction with the estate of Michael Jackson, will be filmed live at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Jan. 18, and double as the launch of its new cable home Paramount Network, formerly Spike TV.

“The King of Pop is the most groundbreaking, theatrical superstar of all time and we are thrilled to be performing and celebrating the electrifying music of Michael Jackson on our big night,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer. “We are taking ‘Lip Sync Battle’ to new heights, LIVE at The Dolby Theater for the launch of The Paramount Network.”

Lip Sync Battle
The television special, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, will also feature a performance from Michael Jackson ONE, the Cirque du Soleil show currently in permanent residence at the Michael Jackson theater in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

“Lip Sync Battle,” featuring LL Cool J and Chrissy Tiegen as hosts, will begin airing in its regular Paramount Network timeslot of Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Jan. 25.

Nominated for two Emmy's, “Lip Sync Battle” has been a cross-platform hit with more than 1 billion multi-platform views since launch, more than 2 million Facebook followers and more than 2 million YouTube Subscribers.

Source: Eurweb / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson: All The Top 40 Hits Book CoverReview: 'Michael Jackson: All The Top 40 Hits' Book Is Released. 10-12-'17

The book 'Michael Jackson: All The Top 40 Hits' is released in the UK on December 4th, by publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Michael Jackson first entered a recording studio in November 1967, just three months after his ninth birthday. Two years later, with his brothers, he scored his first no.1 single, I Want You Back. Since then, solo and with his brothers, Michael has achieved an incredible one hundred Top 40 Singles, sixty Top 40 Albums and fifteen Top 40 Music Videos.

He has also contributed to numerous other hit singles, including We Are The World, Somebody’s Watching Me and State Of Independence, and 'Thriller' is widely acknowledged as the world’s no.1 best-selling album of all-time. For the purposes of this book, to qualify as a Top 40 hit, a single, album or music video must have entered the Top 40 chart in at least one of the featured countries.

The Top 40 hits are detailed chronologically, according to the date they first entered the chart in one or more of the featured countries. Each Top 40 single, album and music video is illustrated and the catalogue numbers and release dates are detailed, for both the USA and UK, followed by the chart runs in each featured country.

The main listings are followed by ‘The Almost Top 40 Singles/Albums’, which gives an honourable mention to singles/albums that peaked between no.41-50 in one or more countries, but which failed to enter the Top 40 in any. There is also a points-based list of the Top 40 singles, Top 25 albums and Top 10 music videos, plus a fascinating Trivia section, which looks at the most successful singles, albums and music videos in each of the featured countries.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Craig Halstead
Pages: 564
ISBN: 978-1981413232
Printed: UK
Guide price: 15 €

Order the book here at Amazon.

Source: Amazon / Billie Jean


Leon Kompowsky Returns To Sing Happy Birthday To Lisa. 07-12-'17

The famous character Leon Kompowsky played by Michael Jackson back in 1991 has returned to sing “Happy Birthday Lisa” in the new episode of The Simpsons!

The episode called 'Mr. Lisa’s Opus' was aired on December 3rd (Season 29, Episode 8). In this episode, Lisa turns 12 and the family brings back Leon to sing new verses of the famous song!

We know that Leon Kompowsky was supposed to come back as Prince but this episode never happened.

Glad to see Leon back as Michael Jackson!

The actor/singer doing the singing part of Michael Jackson is the same as the 1991 episode 'Stark Raving Dad': Kipp Lennon (who also provided Michael Jackson’s singing voice in 'The Jacksons: An American Dream').

 

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Corey Feldman's 1993 Audio Files Naming Alleged Sexual Predators Found By Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. 07-12-'17

Corey FeldmanThe former child actor claimed in October that he had given the names of sexual predators in Hollywood to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 during their investigation into Michael Jackson's molestation charges. The Sheriff’s Office denied those claims, saying they had no records of Feldman revealing such information, until now.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Kelly Hoover told Fox News on Tuesday night (December 5) in an emailed statement, “Following the recent inquiries into the Sheriff’s Office interview of Mr. Feldman in 1993, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office conducted an additional review for any stored items remaining from the Michael Jackson investigation. In a container which included the original reports from the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office located some detective working copies of audio recordings made during the investigation. A copy of Mr. Feldman’s interview was located. The recording is being turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department. Due to the fact that this case involves the alleged sexual abuse of a child, we are unable to comment further and any documentation or evidence related to this case is exempt from release.”

Fox News had originally reached out to the Sheriff’s Office in October at which time they responded, “We are aware of the statements that Mr. Feldman is making regarding an investigation in 1993. Our records do not indicate that he named any suspects."

Feldman's rep told us, "[Feldman] is in possession of the tapes and justice will be served."

Feldman, 46, had claimed in a Today show interview with Matt Lauer that he “sat down and I gave them names. They're on record. They have all this information.”

The "Stand By Me" star has launched a campaign to raise $10 million in order to make a movie about sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.

Source: Fox News / Billie Jean


Madame Tussaud's IndiaMichael Jackson At The New Madame Tussaud's New Delhi. 07-12-'17

The 23rd branch of the so famous museum has just opened on December 1st in New Delhi, India!

And of course the biggest star on the planet is part of the wax artworks that visitors can take selfies with!

To mark the India-UK Year of Culture in 2017, Merlin Entertainment has opened a new branch of the international wax museum, Madame Tussauds, in New Delhi.

The iconic Regal building in Connaught Place has been chosen as the location of the India’s very own the Madame Tussauds museum that will be spread over two floors with 50 life-like wax figures of celebrities from India and the world. The museum has waxworks of personalities from different fields such as; sports, Bollywood, history & leaders, Hollywood and music. This new attraction is part of a wider recreation and entertainment zone planned for the city, which is set to be bolstered by further amenities catering for tourists.

The UK-based Merlin Entertainment operates over 100 attractions, 15 hotels and six-holiday villages in 25 countries and across 4 continents and the company will waltz into the Indian market with the launch of Madame Tussauds in Delhi.

Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, Merlin Entertainments, said, “We have had an overwhelming response from the people of Delhi and the wider region in the build-up to this opening. They will now have the opportunity to be immersed in this impressive attraction, where they will be encouraged to pose, interact and even perform with the figures in this wonderful setting. It will be the destination for many unforgettable memories for visitors in the coming months and beyond.”

Tickets: Madame Tussauds Delhi

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Voted #1 Best Male Icon By Blog Pop Icon. 06-12-'17

The Blog Pop Icon which is a popular blog about pop music full of quizzes, tests and polls, have ran a poll for Best Male Icon and the result is in!

with more than 170,000 votes in, the top 20 artists voted by the public are now revealed and no surprise here, Michael is #1!

With 40% (69,124 votes) Michael is ahead of Prince (#2) and George Michael (#3).

Full results here.

Source: Pop Icon / Billie Jean


FuzzballFuzzball For Sale! 06-12-'17

A new Auction will take place on December 16 but this time, it’s all about Disney! In this auction you will find 100s of items, posters, staff costumes, signs, manuals, props and so on and as part of Disney, 'Captain EO' is there too!

The most exciting item is the actual Fuzzball!

(Disney, c.1986) An original radio-controlled animatronic puppet of Fuzzball used during the creation of the film 'Captain EO'. This prop includes a signed letter by Rick Baker, certifying the authenticity of the item. The letter reads, “Having personally inspected this piece, I can certify that it is an original radio controlled Fuzzball puppet, created by my studio for the production of the motion picture 'Captain EO'. This puppet is composed of various materials including foam and latex, and was animated via remote control for the film. The puppet comes displayed in a custom frame box along with imagery from the film and an engraved plaque. The puppet measures approximately 18″ tall, including the tail, and is in very good condition with some minor wear from use.

The little 'Captain EO' friend is already at $50,000.

For more information and bid click here.

Source: MJ France / Billie Jean

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