Tag Archive: King of Pop


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The documentary of the late great Michael Jackson called “This is It” is set to shatter box-office records.  It comes out today (Wednesday) and so far, ticket pre-sales are at an all-time high!! Also don’t forget the movie will only run in theaters for 2 weeks, so if you don’t have your tickets already I suggest you run to the theater before it’s too late.  The movie captures Jackson at rehearsal and back stage footage as he planned to embark on tour overseas.

Do you plan to go to the show and see “This Is It”!?! Weigh in under the comments section

-Ron

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If diamonds are forever, does that mean the King of Pop’s hair will be forever.  A Chicago-area company that converted strands of Ludwig van Beethoven’s hair into diamonds will soon use the same process on Micheal Jackson’s hair to commemorate his legacy.  Pieces of Jackson’s hair that was burned during the filming of a 1984 Pepsi commercial could produce up to 10 half-carat diamonds and the process would take anywhere from 6-9 months.  Developing

-Ron

I ran across this today and couldn’t stop laughing at this video of Obama dancing like Michael Jakson.  For the record, this is an impersonator dancing at the Comic Con.

-Ron

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On Thursday, June 25th we lost the Greatest Entertainer of All-Time.  Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 at a Los Angeles Hospital.  His 1982 album “Thriller” which included the blockbuster hits “Beat It,” “Billie Jean” and “Thriller” remains the biggest-selling album of all time, with more than 26 million copies.

I remember trying to do the moon walk in my socks as a child growing up, never being able to fully emulate Michael’s effortless touch.  I also remember how everything stopped on TV when his video “Scream” w/ Janet Jackson premiered.  He gave his all in every performance and loved his fans and everyone across the country.  He was a philanthropist, one who wanted to end racism and racial barriers, a father, and a loving son.  Since his death his album sales have soared tremendously, as fans want some sort of memento.  Every artist today, from Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Usher, and more all took bits and pieces from MJ’s performances and all owe him a great deal.  The King of Pop will always be missed!!!

A few of his accomplishments:

  • “Thriller” is the second-best-selling album in U.S. history, at 28 million. Only a greatest hits compilation by The Eagles has sold more.
  • Thriller is the only album in the United States to have sold more copies than any other in two separate years, topping the sales charts in 1983 and 1984.
  • Four of Jackson’s albums, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory, and Invincible, debuted at number one in the United States.
  • Jackson was the first artist to have four Top 10 singles from one album (Off the Wall).
  • Jackson was the first artist to have seven Top 10 singles from one album (Thriller), a feat matched only by his sister Janet and Bruce Springsteen.
  • Jackson was the first artist to simultaneously have the number one album and number one single on Billboard’s Pop Charts and Black Charts.
  • Jackson was the first artist in the 1980s to have two simultaneous Top 5 hits (“Beat It” and “Billie Jean” on April 16, 1983).
  • Jackson had nine number one singles in the 1980s, more than any other artist during the decade.

One of my favorite MJ hits!!!

Ron