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Bobby Taylor died.

July 23, 2017 • By

Bobby Taylor who is well known within the fan community for discovering the Jackson 5 has passed away this Saturday (22/07/2017) in Hong Kong where he lived.

Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers were a band signed to Motown and once on tour in 1968, the group took a local family band in their Chicago dates, the band was of course the Jackson 5 who were the opening act. Impressed with the group, Bobby personally took them to Detroit’s Motown offices and arranged an Audition with Suzanne de Passe and the boys were signed to the label a year later! The rest is just History! read more

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RAD RETRO POWER – Michael 6″ Action Figure COMING SOON!

July 23, 2017 • By

Comic Con is full of surprises! We just got “Stranger Things” Season 2 Trailer with Michael Jackson’s Thriller included and here another one:

RAD RETRO POWER, a company that designs action figures, just announced a Michael Jackson one!

One of the designer Miguel Wilson shared some images of the project on Instagram and said:

“Comic Con has begun, I am excited to share another teaser photo of a project I have been working hard on with my RAD RETRO buddy @nerdychavez ! This guy is a homage to the 80s style of action figures with a RAD RETRO POWER twist. Also, the talented @sculptorshelf brought our 2D design work to life with an amazing sculpt! Stay tuned for more info!…” read more

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Stranger Things 2 Trailer featuring Thriller

July 23, 2017 • By

Well, if you are a fan of Stranger Things, you are going to love the new trailer released at comic con.

Michael Jackson’s Thriller is all over it! Hoping to see more Michael in the New season but for that, we will have to wait October 27! The new season takes place in 1984 (THRILLER!!), and it’s Halloween (THRILLER NIGHT!!).

Perfect for Halloween but also perfect for a Thriller Year!

Now the question is if the Estate of Michael Jackson gave their permission for the song to be played in either the trailer and the full season. We know they have been more flexible with movie sound tracks (Despicable me 3 with BAD) so hoping that one of the most popular Netflix Show gets the same approval! [the Estate of Michael Jackson was not reachable for comment] read more

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Messages from the Guest Speakers for KINGVENTION 2017

July 21, 2017 • By

With just over 2 months to the European Michael Jackson Convention, the guest speakers who will be in London on September 30 have special messages for the fans!

EDDIE GARCIA:
Eddie Garcia’s first opportunity to work with Michael Jackson came after he was hired to appear in Disney’s Captain Eo. At the age of just 14, Eddie was one of two performers under the age of 18 to be cast, however a change in the filming schedule would include longer working hours, meaning Eddie was unable to participate in the project or work with Michael. read more

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Michael Jackson trial juror: ‘I would still vote not guilty today’

July 21, 2017 • By

Juror Paulina Coccoz is shocked many people still believe Michael Jackson was guilty on all charges of molesting a 13-year-old boy he befriended as the child recovered from cancer in 2003.

The then-46-year-old King of Pop walked free in June 2005 after a nearly four-month trial. While the jurors said at the time they wanted to “return to our lives as anonymously as we came,” some, including Coccoz, have spoken about their experience for Oxygen’s four-night special, “The Jury Speaks,” in hopes it will set the record straight. read more