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Review: 'Facts Of Life' Star Mindy Cohn Claims She Sang Backing Vocals On A Hit Michael Song. 21-07-'20

Mindy Cohn'Facts of Life' star Mindy Cohn claimed she sang backing vocals on a legendary Michael Jackson tune in a new interview with DJ Mad Marj, aka Marjorie Gubelmann's Saturday tea dance party on Twitch (July 19), reported Page Six. The former television star spilled the tea of her association with the singer after Marj played the song 'P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)' as part of the tunes she featured on the show.

Mindy remarked that she sang, alongside his sister Janet Jackson, on the track.

"Me and Janet. And I’m the kids at the end, too. We went to listen to the record and Quincy Jones put us on the mike," she explained.

The award-winning producer included the tune on the multimillion-selling album 'Thriller', which was the 'King of Pop's' most successful of all time.

"Have to post the pic on Instagram of the session … It’s kinda wild!" Mindy said during the virtual session with Marj.

She did not explain why she was at the studio during that period of time. Mindy was 16 when she reportedly sang on the iconic tune.

According to the credits, the female voices reportedly featured at the end of the song were the late entertainer's sisters Janet and LaToya, Becky Lopez, and Bunny Hull.

In a 2018 interview with Billboard, the 'Rhythm Nation' songstress talked about singing on the iconic song as one of the 'P.Y. T.' girls. She did not mention that Mindy was one of the women she harmonized with. Michael's sister said that she was thrilled to participate and said she was 16 years old and in between her first two records.

Source: Inquisitr / Billie Jean


Unseen Footage Of Michael Jackson's Meeting With Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. 24-09-'20

Michael visit Zimbabwe (17-11-1998)A bizarre video has emerged showing Michael Jackson meeting Robert Mugabe on a secret trip to Zimbabwe on November 17th, 1998.

The footage - which has never been seen before - shows the 'King of Pop' with the fawning despot and his wife Grace.

The video was shot in the State House in Harare and leaked to a member of the public by a former member of the Zimbabwean state security.

The controversial November 1998 meeting was organised in order for the star to discuss ideas for the development of a hotel in Victoria Falls.

But it never went ahead so the video has remained under wraps until now.

In the footage, Mugabe can be seen greeting Jackson warmly as he steps out of a red BMW with his security detail circling.

Jackson then kisses the hand of Mugabe's second wife Grace, before being led inside the compound.

In the video Mugabe says: “They would want to see if Zimbabwe, and especially the Victoria Falls, qualifies for a hotel, they want to establish a whole chain of hotels across the world, I suppose it's a Michael Jackson chain.

"And they say they have uplifted Las Vegas and they want to see if they can uplift the Vic Falls as well.

"So they are going to look at that...they think we have a good chance. But they didn’t make any firm promises."

Mugabe was finally deposed in 2017 after 37 blood-soaked years in charge of Zimbabwe, during which time he ruthlessly disposed of opponents and brought the country's economy to its knees.

During the surreal encounter he heaps praise on the singer, who's wearing his signature sunglasses and hat.

"We are very receptive, after all Michael Jackson is a favourite of all youngsters, my boy sings Michael Jackson, he wants to be like Michael Jackson," says Mugabe.

"Every young boy wants to be like Michael Jackson. If that can bring us also his hotels and his capital here we would be grateful, extremely grateful for it."

After the unlikely rendezvous the singer steps back into the BMW and struggles to close a wobbling window in the back of the car.

Jackson arrived in Zimbabwe without any advanced publicity and refused to talk to the media on the trip, it was reported at the time.

The star - who died in 2009 - reportedly came with a delegation from US-based United Pacific Holdings Group, in which he had a financial interest.

The source who leaked the footage said: "The video was taken on old tape and was never released to the media.

"Michael Jackson refused to speak with journalists during the trip and it was not publicized in advance. The hotel was never built, so the footage was never released."

Mugabe wed his former secretary Grace Marufu, who was 41 years his junior, in 1996, following the death of his first wife, Sally, in 1992.

The tyrant died on September 6, 2019 at the age of 95 after battling ill health in a five-star hospital in Singapore.

Source: The Sun / Billie Jean


Hector Show Us BOOK Review 'The Story Of HIStory' From Pez Jax. 24-09-'20

 

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Disgusting Auction Coming Up In Las Vegas. 24-09-'20

A Las Vegas Auction house called 'Memorabilia Expert' is currently selling some Jackson Family items.

Within the items, some Michael Jackson personal items such as jackets, photos, shoes, hats, the usual stuff we can find in auctions.

But it gets very disturbing when the collection which is apparently from Joe Jackson, who lived in Las Vegas, and allegedly "transfer the assets to" Marsha Stewart, a cousin of the Michael Jackson.

The collection includes dental prosthetic from Joe Jackson's mouth, a wig from Michael Jackson and … hope you are sat… the I.V. which was still in Michael’s bedroom when he past.

Memorabilia Expert
Michael Jackson worn shoes loafers favorite for Moonwalk Joe Jackson Estate, a worn jacket 'This is it' Tour and Michael wig from his personal collection.

Now, we are not experts (funny that) but few red lights are raising: The document transferring the Joe Jackson's assets to Marsha… well, I could provide a better fake if you know what I mean! Secondly, all items in the Bed room concerning Michael Jackson's death was taken and sealed by the police as evidence. And as far as we know, those items are still sealed away.

And finally, the two individual, owners of 'Memorabilia Expert', Victor Moreno and Kieta (clearly a stage name) don't look the part. I would change pavement if I cross them in the street to be honest!

Now, we do not know if Marsha Stewart has legally the rights to sell those items or why she does sell them but we are hoping the Michael Jackson Estate will step in to stop this disgraceful auction.

 

Feel free to contact them on:

Memorabilia Expert
1801 S. Rainbow Blvd. #110
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Main: 702-659-7976
text; 702-296-6905
toll: 888-308-9714
sales@memorabilia.expert

Go to the website of Memorabilia Expert.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


The Estate Of Michael Jackson
The Estate Of Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson's Tik Tok. 20-09-'20

Tik Tok is a new social media created in China and used essentially to share little video of 3 to 15 seconds long.

As of today, this platform has been banned in the US and is also banned in India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

But the Estate has released a statement that they are launching a Michael Jackson Tik Tok.

"Although there are no details to share with you yet, given the impending changes in the availability of Tik Tok to new users in the US, the Estate felt it was important to give MJ fans a heads up that Michael's catalog will be coming to the platform in the near future so that all fans in the US who want to be able to access the catalog on Tik Tok will be able to do so by downloading the app in the USA before tomorrow, Sunday, September 20. After that, it is unclear when the app will be back in the App Store on either Apple or Android or otherwise available to new users in the US. Fans that already have the app downloaded should not worry, as it won't affect you.

Make sure to share this information with other US MJ Fans so that all of his fans around the world, including in the US, will be able to create videos with Michael’s music on the platform when it does become available! We will let you know when the date has been confirmed."

It might be a better move to first control the other social media platform such as HQ photos on Twitter and Facebook or to give a 4k revamp to the YouTube videos before engaging to a new audience on a controversial platform, but that is another discussion to have with the Michael Jackson Estate.

Source: The Estate Of Michael Jackson / Billie Jean


Hector Show Us 'Captain EO'. 29-08-'20

 

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Jon Myron ClarkJon Myron Clark Passed Away. 19-09-'20

Guitarist, producer and songwriter Jon Myron Clark has passed away.

Fans might remember him from the Bad World Tour and 'Dirty Diana's' short film, Jon kept Michael at heart as he toured with Cirque du Soleil for 'Immortal'. He was a very talented guitarist.

We currently do not have any information on the circumstances of his passing but he will be missed greatly.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Jane FondaJane Fonda: 'I Skinny-Dipped' With Michael Jackson. 18-09-'20

Jane Fonda once swam naked with Michael Jackson.

The iconic actress bared all alongside the 'King of Pop' while she was filming 1981 drama 'On Golden Pond', explaining he came over to live with her on set for a week.

‘’I found him touching, a very interesting character," she revealed on Thursday (September 17), during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. "I knew him pretty well. I skinny-dipped with him, how about that? Put that in your pipe and smoke it."

Source: Calgary Herald / Billie Jean


They Don't Care About Us (The Love To Infinity Mixes) [Promo] Maxi-Single CoverRecently Added To My Collection. 17-09-'20
They Don't Care About Us (The Love To Infinity Mixes) [Promo - Maxi-Single]

'They Don't Care About Us' (The Love To Infinity Mixes) promo maxi-single of Michael Jackson's album 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book' was released in March 1992 in the UK (pressed in Holland for the UK market) by Epic and made available to radio stations and nightclubs.

The song was written and composed by Michael and chosen for single release by Michael, ahead of Sony Music’s preference, 'Money'.

Lyrics deemed 'anti-Semitic' by Jewish groups:
Jew me, sue me, everybody do me;
Kick me, kike me, don’t you black or white me.

Michael, who insisted it was a public awareness song, responded by releasing a statement that read:

'The idea that these lyrics could be deemed objectionable is extremely hurtful to me, and misleading. The song in fact is about the pain of prejudice and hate, and is a way to draw attention to social and political problems. I very much regret and apologise from the bottom of my heart if I have hurt anyone’s feelings in conveying my own.'

Michael further stated he would re-record the song, changing 'jew me' to 'do me' and 'kike me' to 'strike me', and that apology stickers would be affixed to all existing copies of 'HIStory'.

New pressings of 'HIStory' in 1996 saw 'jew me' changed to 'chew me', and 'kike me' changed to 'hike me'.

'I’m talking about myself as the victim,' Michael later explained. 'David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stephen Spielberg, Mike Milkin – these are my friends. They're all Jewish, so how does that make sense? I was raised in a Jewish community.'

The promo maxi-single housed in a red and yellow two tone sleeve with "MJJ Music" inner sleeve and the press sheet. The maxi-single contains 5 remixes of 'They Don't Care About Us' made by Love To Infinity.

Track list:

A:
1. They Don't Care About Us (Classic Paradise Mix) - 7:55
2. They Don't Care About Us (Anthem Of Love Mix) - 7:46

B:
1. They Don't Care About Us (Classic Dub) - 7:55
2. They Don't Care About Us (Anthem Of Love Dub) - 7:45
3. They Don't Care About Us (Hacienda Mix) - 7:10

Record label: Epic
Released: 04-04-1996
Series number: XPR 3020
Printed: Holland (pressed in Holland for the UK market)
Guide price: 30 €

Go and see my collection

Source: Billie Jean


BBC Radio's 2’s Ultimate 80S AlbumBBC Radio's 2’s Ultimate 80S Album. 17-09-'20

The iconic albums of the 1980s are being celebrated for this year’s National Album Day on 10 October. So what better time than now to find out which 80s album YOU love above all the rest?

Stadium rockers, pop megastars, New Romantics, synth-pop pioneers, indie gods, hip hop heroes, and beyond... the 80s had it all, in spades. We’ve whittled them down (and believe us, it was tough!) to a shortlist of 50 of the most celebrated albums of the decade.

The final 50 have been selected by a panel of music experts, based on the best-selling albums of the decade, alongside those that have endured to this day, as well as some slow-burners that are now considered classics of the era, allowing just one album per artist.

Now it’s up to you to vote for your ULTIMATE 80s album.

Voting opens midday on Friday 11 September, closing at midday on Wednesday 30 September.

The results will be revealed by Gary Davies in a Sounds Of The 80s Ultimate 80s Albums countdown special, on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds from 8pm on Friday 9 October.

Start voting… obviously for 'Thriller'.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


The Wiz Drive In For Charity Poster'The Wiz' Drive-In For Charity. 16-09-'20

Emagine Drive-in Cinema in Novi, Michigan will be showing 'The Wiz' on September 23 at 8.15pm in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM).

The magical Land of Oz jumps out of the pan in this spectacularly musical based on the Broadway case success.

In this Motown-production Dorothy 's a shy nursery school teacher out of Harlem. During a heavy snowstorm she goes to look after her lost dog Toto and she's taken along with to a fairy-tale land where she should follow the yellow way.

Diana Ross plays the beautiful role as Dorothy and is working together with stars such as Michael Jackson the scarecrow), Nipsey Russell (the tin man), Ted Ross (the cowardly lion), Lena Horne (Glinda the good witch) and Richard Pryor (the big magician of Oz).

The benefits will go to BGCSM to help youth to have a safe space to go to after school, developing programs to educate, inspire and empower the youth in Michigan.

So if you are not only interested to see 'The Wiz' on a big screen but also help local community, get your tickets here.

For more information on BGCSM, click here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


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