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ADIEU Michael Jackson

Posted by Bola Egunjobi on July 7, 2009

Here is my silly Twittering while I watched the Michael Jackson memorial on TV today. I started watching just before Jennifer Hudson came on stage to sing. (I missed the Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie songs):

“Watching the Michael Jackson Memorial on TV”

“Quite sureal – hearing Michael Jackson’s music without Michael.”

“I just like how Brooke Shields mentions his favourite song, not an MJ song, and then Jermaine sings it.”

“The music is great – Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, and now Jermaine J…”

“This is the last time I will stop to question why anyone should die at the time they die. What matters is the great moments they have lived.”

“Resolution to honour Michael Jackson to go before the house!! A world Humanitarian. Yes!!!”

“My birthday mate Usher – singing one of my favourites: “Gone too soon”. Singing it oh so well.”

“He will never be gone. He is going to live for ever and ever and ever and ever. Now Michael Jackson will never grow old.”

“Kenny Ortega brought many of Michael’s dreams to technical reality for us all to enjoy.”

“Michael’s childrens’ first appearance on a stage! And little Princess singing to ‘We are the world’!!”

“Now all three children are singing along to the words of ‘Heal the world’.”

“This memorial is really awesome. Very sad, but what a Good Bye – to the King of Pop.”

“Little Paris Jackson closed the show.”

So long Michael – You will remain forever in our hearts.

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Michael Jackson: Final Rehearsal Footage

Posted by Bola Egunjobi on July 3, 2009

Click here (http://billboard.blogs.com/michaeljackson/) to see a brief excerpt from the video recording of Michael Jackson’s final rehearsals for the London O2 concert. The excerpt was released by AEG and is available¬†today on the Billboard website.

Michael Jackson - Final Rehearsal

Michael Jackson - Final Rehearsal

AEG’s Randy Phillips calls the video “some of the most compelling footage in the 21st century, because you’re talking about a star whose light shined brighter than any thing else in the universe when it comes to music.”

The entire footage includes the Tuesday and Wednesday night rehearsals just before Michael died. “On Tuesday night he performed and gave me goose bumps”, Randy Phillips has said. “It made me realise, jaded entertainment executive that I am, why I do this in the first place. I was asked if I would do this again and the answer is ‘Hell yes.’ How many times in one’s career are you able to touch greatness?”

The souvenir tickets some fans opt for in lieu of a refund were designed by Michael himself and are printed with a lenticular process that gives them a 3-D look.

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