VIDEO: Michael Jackson 1988 Grammy Awards and New Dates Announced

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zpTQCQEFhg
There are a few remarkable things about this video:

1. When the song proper ends Jackson’s mic cuts out, probably muted by an overzealous (and clueless) soundman, but you can still hear him over the backup singers’ mics, hence – no lip-syncing.

2. Jackson does one of his trademark spins and lands on his knees and stays there for a minute. Maybe he hit the ground too hard – there are definitely no knee pads under those slim fitted pants – and one of the gospel singers comes over to pick him back up. There is something really moving about this.

There is a reason why he was able to buy the Beatles publishing catalog and sold over 750 million records worldwide and won thirteen Grammy awards. That’s right – 750,000,000.00. He is a bad ass motherfucker. So you can harangue him all you want, but you don’t know a thing unless you can get down like Michael Jackson.

Advance tickets for MJ’s 2009 summer run of concerts sold out within hours and AEG Live, the concert promoter, has added eighteen dates to the existing ten shows, bringing it up to a grand total of 28 dates at the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena in south London.

Shortly after tickets went on sale Ticketmaster’s systems crashed “due to an unprecedented level of demand.”



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