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When Michael Jackson rode roller coaster at Ocean Park Hong Kong, and took the press for a ride

October 20, 2017 • By

King of pop’s female lookalike and minder Dr Penguin lead press pack on a wild-goose chase at Kai Tak airport, while singer slipped in to city on a private visit, 30 years ago this week.

“Michael Jackson in Hongkong”, ran the headline in the South China Morning Post on October 20, 1987, the American singer having arrived on a private visit.

“Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson jetted into Hongkong yesterday – and, in an attempt to shake off pursuing photographers, immediately joined the lunchtime scramble for a taxi outside Kai Tak airport.” read more

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How Hocus Pocus writer Mick Garris went from ‘Thriller’ extra to Michael Jackson collaborator

October 17, 2017 • By

Hocus Pocus writer Mick Garris began his relationship with the legendary Michael Jackson when he and his wife had the opportunity to play extras in the famous “Thriller” music video.

“I’m really fortunate to have been able to work with, and become friends with, Michael Jackson,” Garris said on Entertainment Weekly: The Show. “It was right after American Werewolf — Michael had seen that and had been blown away by it. He wanted to do something on film like that. Michael was very frightened of horror films and was fascinated by the makeup of it.” read more

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The Incredible Way Michael Jackson Wrote Music

September 8, 2017 • By

If you’ve ever heard the below early demo of ‘Beat It’, you’ll know Michael Jackson’s extraordinary process of writing songs – by building each element of a track with his voice. Every note of every chord, harmony, melody, bass and even the rhythm through beat-boxing. The full harmonies will blow your mind:

Jackson couldn’t read or write music at all. Contrary to received wisdom, he could play instruments a bit – he’s credited as playing keyboard, synthesizer, guitar, drums and percussion on ‘HIStory’ – but none proficiently. He didn’t have any formal composition training, though one could say he was trained harder than any other performer by his father. read more

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John Landis on the making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller

August 31, 2017 • By

This Year we celebrating THRILLER in style!  Here the story from John Landis point of view! Not that we didn’t know all this already! While waiting for next week announcement from the Michael Jackson Estate and the previews in Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival, we can get some reminder about what the music Industry called THE classic!

Thriller had already been out a year when the king of pop asked the director of An American Werewolf in London to direct a video for its title track. The result helped turn an already huge record into the biggest ever. read more

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Remembering Princess Diana

August 31, 2017 • By

Today we remember the incredible life of Princess Diana, two decades on from her tragic death. From her wonderful humanitarian work, warmth and compassion to her iconic style and elegance, Princess Diana’s legacy continues to be a true inspiration to people the world over.

Diana was said to have been an enormous Michael Jackson fan, reportedly listening to Thriller and BAD on repeat, and long having hoped to one day meet the King of Pop. A meeting finally occurred in 1988, when Diana and Charles attended Wembley Stadium for the BAD Tour, with Michael donating £150,000 to the Prince’s Trust. He also gifted Diana two miniature tour jackets he wanted to give to William and Harry. read more