The European Michael Jackson Convention took place at the Park Plaza Victoria in London on September 10 with 300 fans from around the world attending this special day to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s album DANGEROUS!
Japan, New-Zealand, US, South America and China were also represented as everyone came together to celebrate Michael Jackson, his work and his persona.
The day started at 10.30am when the doors opened and fans were there for a treat! A larger than life version of the Dangerous Album cover gave entrance to the Exhibition room, located right in the lobby of the event floor. Fans got the opportunity to have pictures right in the album cover which was pretty cool! This cover was custom printed by the team especially for the event and was inspired by Michael’s ‘Dreams’ commercial in which he gets to run through the album’s cover art.
Pitchfork has done a full list of 200 best songs from the 70s as voted by their full time staff and contributors!
Obviously, Michael Jackson is in the mix and here the results:
#31 Michael Jackson “Rock With You”
As the master of the single, Michael Jackson’s most memorable songs often feel like individually wrapped gifts of pop perfection—hits that contain entire standalone worlds within them. “Rock With You” is something of an exception in that, while it certainly sounds immaculate on its own, it sounds even better in the context of Off the Wall, for which it serves as the sonic thesis. The album successfully positioned MJ as a grown-up solo artist with a confident vision; “Rock With You” is the sound of that confidence. There is, of course, a timeless chorus, but the verses that bridge the hooks together cement “Rock With You” as the mature breakthrough Jackson wanted. Instead of the falsetto of album opener “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough,” he shows his range with a sensual lower register (by MJ standards, at least); like the 20-year-old he was, Jackson seemed eager to try out grown folks’ way of singing.