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Calendar 2021 CoverOfficial Michael Jackson 2021 Calendar By Browntrout. 16-02-'20

The famous house Browntrout Publishers, leader in calendars in the United States and in the world, announces on its website the upcoming release of a 2021 calendar for Michael Jackson. Here is the cover photo of this calendar which should be noted that it is subject to change.

Our square 16-month wall calendars include 13 stunning images and even clearer grids and text. Each of these 12" x 12" calendars features an opening spread with a beautiful four-month (September-December 2020) calendar to plan the last four months of the year and rev up for 2021. Filled with an abundance of holidays, each month’s grid is large enough for daily tasks and appointments.

The official release should take place in July 2020 and the calendar will be available at usual distributors like Amazon.

Publisher: Brown Trout
EAN: 9781975418526
Guide price: 13,5 €

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Hector Presents The Laser Discs Part 1. 16-02-'20

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I Am Love (Promo) Single CoverRecently Added To My Collection. 16-02-'20
I Am Love (Promo) [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'.

'I Am Love' (spilt into two parts) is the third single of The Jackson 5's album 'Dancing Machine', released by Motown on December 23rd, 1974 in the USA.

In the United Kingdom, 'I Am Love' was released on March 7th, 1975 by Tamla Motown.

It was one of the group's album-oriented efforts as the song went beyond the usual playing time of a pop song, at around 7 minutes and 30 seconds. The song was part-soul ballad (led by Jermaine) and part-funk/rock dance anthem (led mostly by Michael).

On the single release, 'Part 1' is an edited version of the entire album track, while 'Part 2' is an edit of the faster-tempo second section.

The song was arranged by Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino,James Carmichael & John Bahler. Produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson.

My promo single is printed in the UK with the series number: TMG 942.

Track list:

1. I Am Love - 5:30

1. I Am Love (PT. 2) - 2:26

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 07-03-1975
Series number: TMG 942
Printed: UK
Guide price: 25 €

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The Magic Of Michael Jackson Book CoverRecently Added To My Collection. 16-02-'20
The Magic Of Michael Jackson (Book)

'The Magic Of Michael Jackson' book was released in the USA in 1984 by publisher Sharon Publications Inc.


The book contains a collection of facts, lots of colour and black & white photographs, features, interviews, lyrics & discography, with full colour picture cover of MJ live from 1981 Triumph Tour.

The photos used in this book courtesy of Right On! Magazine.

Here are the highlights of the book:

- A shining star.
- Presenting Michael Jackson.
- Beat It.
- The Making of 'Thriller'.
- Michael Peters - choreographer.
- Fact vs fiction.
- The private Michael.
- Two of Michael's hit singles.
- Discography.

My book is printed in the USA with the series number: 0451-82089-4.

Publisher: Sharon Publications Inc.
Author: Mary J. Ederei
Released: 1984
Language: English
ISBN: 0451-82089-4
Printed: USA
Pages: 64
Guide price: 15 €

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Prince JacksonBirthday Of Prince Michael Junior. 13-02-'20

Prince Michael Junior, today it's Michael Jackson's oldest son his Birthday and he may blow out 23 candles.

On Thursday February 13th, 1997 Prince Michael Junior has been born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He was named after Michael's grandfather and great-grandfather, who were both called Prince.

Another year has passed and it once again has been such a delight seeing you grow into the smart gentleman you've become. Your dad would be extremely proud of you.

We hope your special day is filled with love and laughter. We love you!

With Love,
Michael Jackson Fan Site Billie Jean

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Michael Jackson Special Double Video Collection (2VHS Set) CoverRecently Added To My Collection. 13-02-'20
Michael Jackson Special Double Video Collection (2VHS Set)

The 'Michael Jackson Special Double Video Collection' was released in the UK in 1992 by publisher First Independent.


The double pack including 2 fantastic VHS (PAL, Hi-Fi Stereo) videos, 'Motown Presents Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues' and 'Making Michael Jackson's Thriller', never officially released in DVD.

Motown Presents Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues:

'Motown Presents Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues' is a profound portrait of the man who made 'Thriller'. Revive step by step the career of a living legend. From his unpretending begin period in Gary, Indiana, until the absolute top.

James Earl Jones takes you along through the scrap book, this is the most extensive compilation, with rare film shootings of the Jackson family and Motown Records. From the Jackson Five Motown audition until Michaels multi-million dollar tour '88, the video's, the prize-giving's, etc... You can find it on 'The Legend Continues'.

Special guest appearance: Dick Clark, Sammy Davis Jr, Suzanne de Passe, Katherine Hepburn, Marlon Jackson, Quincy Jones, Gene Kelly, Cyndi Lauper, Sean Lennon, Sophia Loren, Yoko Ono, Smokey Robinson, Martin Scorsese, Elisabeth Taylor...

The video includes the songs:
'I Want You Back', 'It's Your Thing', 'Feelin' Alright', 'Who's Loving You', 'The Love You Save', 'I'll Be There', 'Never Can Say Goodbye', 'Stand', 'Going Back To Indiana', 'Ben', 'Dancin' Machine', 'Blame It On The Boogie', 'Shake Your Body', 'Can You Feel It', 'Rock With You', 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough', 'With A Child's Heart', 'Billie Jean', 'Thriller', 'Beat It', 'We Are The World' and 'Heartbreak Hotel'.

Making Michael Jackson's Thriller:

Superstar Michael Jackson in a sensational music movie. 'Making Michael Jackson's Thriller' brings a almost 60 minutes during top music-video-program with:

1. The sensational video clip, a 14 minutes during film production: 'Thriller'!
2. Michael Jackson's hit 'Billie Jean' from the 'Motown 25'.
3. The culminating points out of Michael Jackson's fantastic video clip 'Beat It'.
4. The video premiere of Michael Jackson's 'Can You Feel It'.
5. A view behind the scenes during the shooting of 'Thriller'. The all-star team, Michael Jackson and director John Landis at work.
6. And a lot more, much more!

My (2VHS set) is printed in the UK with the series number: VC 4116.

Publisher: First Independent
Series number: VC 4116
Released: 1992
Playing time: Motown Presents Michael Jackson The Legend Continues - 56 minutes
Playing time: Making Michael Jackson's Thriller - 58:30 minutes
Sound: Hi-Fi Stereo
Printed: UK
Guide price: 20 €

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The Symphony Experience In Concert In Paris On September 26, 2020. 13-02-'20

The Symphony ExperienceA fusion of classical music and pop music, Michael Jackson The Symphony Experience invites you on September 26 at the Zenith in Paris for their concert in tribute to Michael Jackson.

After the tour of the Forever show and the upcoming Michael Jackson Experience by Sergio Cortes, The Symphony Experience is added to the list of tributes to the King of Pop who pass through France this year.

Composed of young talents, experienced musicians and the most beautiful German voices, the orchestra of The Symphony Experience will offer you a tribute to the King of Pop with not only arrangements of his works for orchestra but also a musical journey through four decades from the Jackson 5 to the new millennium.

Whether in instrumental versions, with a great staging or simply on the piano, the works of Michael Jackson will be put forward in order to provide an extraordinary experience for fans of the King of Pop.

The Symphony Experience is not only an arrangement of his works for an orchestra, but rather a symbiosis of two worlds, classical and pop.

On the occasion of this visit to the capital, the site Sortir in Paris offers you the opportunity to win your places by playing on sortiraparis.com.

The ticket office is available at the usual outlets such as Fnac, Carrefour etc.

Official site of the event.

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Esquire Magazine CoverMacaulay Culkin Defends Michael In Esquire Cover Story. 11-02-'20

Macaulay Culkin opens up about his close friendship with Michael Jackson in Esquire’s latest cover story.

“He never did anything to me. I never saw him do anything. And especially at this flashpoint in time, I’d have no reason to hold anything back,” the 'Home Alone' star tells the magazine.

“The guy has passed on. If anything — I’m not gonna say it would be stylish or anything like that, but right now is a good time to speak up. And if I had something to speak up about, I would totally do it. But no, I never saw anything.”

Fellow movie stars have also asked him. When he recently ran into James Franco on a plane, “It was right after the documentary 'Leaving Neverland’ came out, and he goes, ‘So, that documentary!’ … I was like, ‘Uh-huh.’ Silence. So then he goes, ‘So what do you think?’ And I turned to him and I go, ‘Do you wanna talk about your dead friend?’ And he sheepishly went, ‘No, I don’t.’ So I said, ‘Cool, man, it was nice to see you.’”

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Michael JacksonNew Michael Jackson Documentary On Ultra Docu. 11-02-'20

Ultra Docu is kicking off 2020 with an array of political and entertainment documentaries that tell the stories of inspiring lives and world-changing events on the international scene. With these releases, the channel expands its vision of keeping knowledge-seeking fans plugged into compelling content from around the globe that blends biography and history with current events and pop culture.

Through these in-depth films helmed by some of the industry’s top directors and storytellers, Ultra Docu continues its focus on important events and personalities and their influence on our culture. Including both new and archival interviews and never-before-seen footage, each feature-length film will give fans an in-depth look at the early lives, rise to fame and legacy-making careers of some of the biggest superstars in the entertainment history.

The documentary premiering February 2020 in Ultra Docu is:

Michael Jackson: El Viaje

13/02 – 8 p.m. EST

Discover the Michael Jackson Journey through director Billy Simpson lens. From modest childhood beginnings to international recognition and fortune. The story tells about the singer’s fantastic career and how he grew up from a child star into an international phenomenon.

Ultra Docu is owned and operated by Olympusat, Inc., and it’s currently available on Charter Spectrum, Claro TV, Hotwire Communications, Verizon FiOS and VEMOX™.

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Space Channel 5 VR GameSpace Channel 5 Is Coming Back As A VR Game Without Michael. 10-02-'20

A fresh version of one of Sega's classic properties that isn't Sonic the Hedgehog was announced last year, with Dreamcast classic Space Channel 5 returning in VR form. Now there's a launch trailer and while only the PlayStation VR version has a release date (February 25 in the US, February 26 in Europe) the website lists Vive, SteamVR, and Oculus versions coming soon.

Space Channel 5 and its sequel (which is the only one of the two available on PC) were deeply strange rhythm games from the early 2000's in which a journalist named Ulala who lives in the 1960's idea of the future defeats aliens in dance-offs. They featured cameos from Michael Jackson, who played a character named 'Space Michael'. That's one thing this new VR version will presumably leave out, though it does look true to the style of the originals. (Original voice actor Apollo Smile has been replaced by Cherami Leigh, who voices the lady version of V in Cyberpunk 2077.)

Michael Jackson made multiple cameo appearances in the games, which won 2000 GDC awards for original game character of the year and excellence in audio. But as it became clear that the Dreamcast would be Sega’s last console, the franchise transitioned to the PlayStation 2, and UGA disbanded, ending the series.

While it was unclear Michael’s cameo will return, it has been officially said the cameo will not be part of the new version unfortunately!

While it's a shame this new Space Channel 5 game, subtitled 'Kinda Funky News Flash', will only be available in VR, it's nice to see Sega bringing back one of their old series people actually liked.

Source: PC Gamer / Billie Jean

Greg Phillinganes Rare Interview, Speaks About Working With Michael Jackson. 07-02-'20

Greg PhillinganesIn a rare interview given to Keyboard Magazine, Greg Phillinganes, who has worked for Michael Jackson in the studio, on tour, in videos but also pays tribute to the King of Pop working on projects such as Immortal Tour, recalls moments with Michael.

Here part of the interview regarding Michael:

Was Quincy your entry point into working with Michael Jackson?

Yes, but before Quincy started producing Michael’s solo albums, a buddy of mine named Bobby Colomby called me one day and asked me, “How do you feel about arranging?” Now, even though I’d done some, I was still a bit timid about my abilities. Bobby said to me, “You should do more arranging.” And I replied, “Well, I don’t know.” He then replied, “Let me put it this way. You will do more arranging. And here’s who you’re going to do it with!” The next thing I knew, I was in a room with the Jackson brothers, doing rhythm arrangements for the 'Destiny' album. The first song I worked on was 'Blame It On The Boogie'.

How did your work with Michael Jackson develop after that?

I had worked on the Jackson 5’s 'Triumph' album after 'Destiny'. After that, Quincy asked me to be involved in Michael’s solo album 'Off The Wall'. I played on virtually all of that album, and things just took off from there.

Then recording with Michael Jackson led to touring?

I’ll never forget the way Michael asked me to tour with him. We were working on the 'Bad' album, and from time to time he’d say, “Um, you really enjoy performing, right?” And I’d say, “Yeah. It’s great.” I didn’t really think anything of it. Time would pass, and he’d say to me, “Um, you like performing live, right?” I’d reply, “Yeah, it’s great.” More time would pass, and he’d then say to me, “Um, you really like live audiences, right?” This went on and on, until it finally dawned on me. I said to him, “You want me to tour with you, don’t you?” And he said, “Yeah.” The next thing I knew, I was the musical director for the Bad tour, which was huge.

Michael did something really sweet for me that I’ll never forget. The running joke at that time was that I was a famous keyboard player but I didn’t own a Rhodes of my own. After we finished the 'Destiny' album, I was at home minding my own business when my doorbell rang. A guy driving a white truck asked me, “Are you Greg Phillinganes? I have something for you.” He opened the truck and took out a giant case with a Rhodes Suitcase model in it. Attached was a note from Michael: “I knew you didn’t have one of these so I thought you’d like one.” I still have that Rhodes, and I recently had it completely redone. It sounds amazing.

How did you wind up musical director of the Immortal show?

A few years ago, John McClain from the Jackson estate called me and said, “You’re doing this,” and that was pretty much it. I’d turned down other Michael Jackson tribute shows because I thought they weren’t of the quality they needed to be. But when I learned that the Immortal was sanctioned by Michael’s estate and involved Cirque du Soleil, I wholeheartedly signed on. I think it’s the next best thing to Michael doing his own tour. Michael was actually a huge fan of Cirque, and had seen all of their shows.

Jamie King, the show’s director, brought Kevin Antunes on board as music designer. Jamie and Kevin had worked together on many productions, including shows for Rihanna and Madonna, and this time, Kevin had the enviable job of going through all of Michael’s original Sony master tapes. He ultimately assembled them into what we now have as our show.

Source: Keyboard Magazine / Billie Jean

Księżycowym Krokiem Do Gwiazd Book CoverReview: 'Księżycowym Krokiem Do Gwiazd' Book Is Released. 15-01-'20

The book 'Księżycowym Krokiem Do Gwiazd' is released in Poland by publisher Hartigram publishing house and written by Journalist Ewa Bagłaj.

The book will concentrate on Michael Jackson’s career and challenges in business.

If the legendary King of Pop could become your mentor, who on his own example shows how to achieve your dream goals, what would you like to ask him?

How did he use his time? What did he do to become a champion in the fields that interested him? How did he help happiness and talent? How did he find opportunities where no one saw them? And how did he turn adversity into strengths?

You will find answers to these and many other questions in this book, which is a combination of biography and motivational guide, and is based on the analysis of reliable sources. Michael Jackson gave millions of people unique music and dance called "moon walk", and many also owed him the inspiration and energy that transformed their lives. After reading, you will see a trail paved by him, which will make it easier for you to get to your own stars.

It is a story about passion and work, love and suffering, an extraordinary philosophy of life and the fight for what matters most. The innovative approach to the topic focuses on three aspects of the personality of one of the most talented artists of the 20th century. It is a special kind of mind, emotional and spiritual sphere and social relations. It also gives a new look at the controversy and accusations that accompanied it.

Publisher: Hartigram publishing house
Author: Ewa Bagłaj
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9788362185337
Printed: Poland
Guide price: 10,5 €

Order the book here at Hartigramma.

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