1983 single by Michael Jackson
It's the moment we've been waiting for on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Rinna finally confronts Kathy. The truth finally comes out! All the controversy is not just about a conga line. It's about a conga line AND an insatiable desire to hear "Billie Jean." Does Kathy's depravity know no bounds??What did you think about the big confrontation?Be sure to check out our video recording of this recap here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/72647525?pr=true
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Thriller is the sixth studio album by the American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records. It was produced by Quincy Jones, who had previously worked with Jackson on his 1979 album Off the Wall. Jackson wanted to create an album where "every song was a killer". With the ongoing backlash against disco music at the time, he moved in a new musical direction, resulting in a mix of pop, post-disco, rock, funk, and R&B sounds. Thriller foreshadows the contradictory themes of Jackson's personal life, as he began using a motif of paranoia and darker themes. Paul McCartney appears on "The Girl Is Mine", the first credited appearance of a featured artist on a Michael Jackson album. Recording took place from April to November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, with a budget of $750,000. With 32 million copies sold worldwide by the end of 1983, Thriller became the best-selling album of all time. It was the best-selling album of 1983 worldwide, and in 1984 it became the first album to become the best-selling in the United States for two years. It set industry standards with its songs, music videos, and promotional strategies influencing artists, record labels, producers, marketers, and choreographers. The success gave Jackson an unprecedented level of cultural significance for a black American, breaking racial barriers in popular music, earning him regular airplay on MTV and leading to a meeting with US President Ronald Reagan at the White House. Thriller was among the first albums to use music videos as promotional tools; the videos for "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller" are credited for transforming music videos into a serious art form. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pearl Jam played Madison Square Garden on September 11th and Billie Jean and Roche (and Venus and Serena) were there!It was Billie's first show of the tour and Roche's second but it was the first the two attended together so they were looking forward to comparing notes in this episode of Jamily Matters. From the new "stools" setup to start PJ shows to the MSG crowd to the musical highlights to Ed's poignant talk about 9/11 to Josh's role in the band to Roche getting initiated into the family by Billie Jean's husband and brother, it was an amazing night of music. If you were there, relive it with the crew and if you weren't, they'll make you feel like you were there!
On today's Dan Patrick Show, DP discusses the Suns owner getting suspended and fined. What's the upside to keeping him there? Lions DE Aidan Hutchinson calls in to discuss his Billie Jean rendition on Hard Knocks. And Celtics guard Marcus Smart tells us he reaction to being involved in trade rumors this offseason.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Slater September is finally here! First, we take a look at 1986's TWISTED where Slater plays a young racist brat. Then we head over to THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN where Slater helps his sister become a rebel icon. After that, we chat about JAWS, DOLLS, and BODY BAGS.
Slater September is finally here! First, we take a look at 1986's TWISTED where Slater plays a young racist brat. Then we head over to THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN where Slater helps his sister become a rebel icon. After that, we chat about JAWS, DOLLS, and BODY BAGS.
Jamie Schanbaum was a University of Texas student when she contracted meningitis in 2008. After two days in the hospital, Jamie was diagnosed with meningitis, and given only a twenty percent chance of survival. Jamie ultimately was faced with the difficult decision to amputate her lower legs and all fingers.Today, Jamie is a passionate advocate for vaccination for meningitis. In 2009, then-Texas Governor Rick Perry signed the Jamie Schanbaum Act, mandating meningitis vaccination for college students. With her mother, Jamie founded the J.A.M.I.E. Group (Joint Advocacy of Meningococcal Information & Education), supporting continued work toward meningitis prevention. In addition to her advocacy, Jamie is an accomplished cyclist, having competed with the U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team. Jamie works in sales and currently lives with her husband, Chris, and their dog, Billie Jean, in Austin, Texas. Dr. Iriny Salib who is a vaccines researcher and educator, works at GSK as a Field Medical Liaison supporting vaccines. Passionate about immunizations, she uses her vast experience and medical knowledge to educate, inform and simplify medical concepts. She works towards helping all individuals have access to CDC recommended vaccines and immunization information. Dr. Salib earned her doctorate of pharmacy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and has worked in various clinical pharmacy settings before coming to GSK in 2011. Learn more The J.A.M.I.E Group, - Ask2BSure Campaign- CDC Information on Meningitis B
Una celebración de la música de Michael Jackson quien hoy cumpliría 64. He aquí nuestro homenaje de cada año. Canciones con sus hermanos y en solitario, de peque y de mayor. Nuevas mezclas póstumas, rarezas, joyas secretas. Otra parte del Rey del Pop, una máquina de bailar, de romper esquemas, de agitar cuerpos y corazones ajenos. Gracias a su legado el sol de nuestros días más turbios brilla más luminoso. Por siempre and forever... Michael. Dedicado a Gloria Genet. Feliz cumpleaños. DISCO 1 MICHAEL JACKSON Thriller (Steve Aoki Midnight Hour Remix) DISCO 2 THE JACKSONS Blame It On The Boogie (THE VERY BEST…) DISCO 3 MICHAEL JACKSON Rock With You (Extended Disco Mix) _ Off The Wall 35th Anniversary DISCO 4 MICHAEL JACKSON Workin' Day and Night (Immortal Version) DISCO 5 THE JACKSONS Can You Feel It Live DISCO 6 MICHAEL JACKSON Behind The Mask (MICHAEL) DISCO 7 MICHAEL JACKSON Billie Jean 2008 (Feat. Kanye West) DISCO 8 MICHAEL JACKSON Behind The Mask (MICHAEL) DISCO 9 THE JACKSONS Show You The Way To Go (THE JACKSONS) DISCO 10 MICHAEL JACKSON A Place With No Name (Original Version) (XSCAPE) DISCO 11 MICHAEL JACKSON Loving You (Original Version) (XSCAPE) DISCO 12 MICHAEL JACKSON Love Never Felt So Good (David Morales & Frankie Knuckles Classic Tribute Mix) DISCO 13 MICHAEL JACKSON Ain't No Sunshine (Benny Blanco Remix) DISCO 14 THE JACKSONS Even Though You’re Gone (THE VERY BEST…) Escuchar audio
Episode 234 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with David Law, Matt Roberts and Catherine Whitaker, the three hosts of The Tennis Podcast. In this podcast, Law, Roberts and Whitaker discuss how their podcast came to existence and the long grind to build an audience; having a global audience and how that impacts content; the impact of being profiled by the New York Times and being called ‘the conscience of the game;' being represented by Billie Jean's company BJK Enterprises; the influence of the podcast on the sport; the impact of Catherine's interview with Pam Shriver; their expectations of Serena Williams at this year's U.S. Open; discussing the topics of the moment including Novak Djokovic not playing at the Open, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bree and Cavin take a trip back to the 80s as they dive into The Legend of Billie Jean. Find out what a teenage girl version of Rambo would be like. Listen as Cavin gets baffled by inflation. Hear as Bree gets way too wrapped up in Pat Benatar as a selling point of a film! And when you've had enough, decide that fair is fair and build a giant paper mache statue to your two favorite podcast hosts! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/byitscover/support
Chris presents ‘Trending Topics' such as an update on the Sesame Place racism allegations, a Little League batter consoling a pitcher after a hit to head, Aidan Hutchinson performing a Billie Jean cover, and Twitter slamming Tyra Banks after old 'America's Next Top Model' clips resurfaced. Gina Grad reports the news to today including: protesters gathering outside of LA City Hall ahead of a vote to ban homeless camps within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers and Ferrari recalling 17 years worth of cars over possible brake failures. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING TODAY'S SPONSORS: Geico.com Etsy.com enter HELLO10 Con-Cret.com/PODCAST Apartments.com The Jordan Harbinger Show
Hour 1: Boomer & Gio open with the Mets win and how this upcoming series against the Phillies is Mets heaven. They will have Scherzer, deGrom and Bassitt on the mound. The Yankees lost again. Some fans are concerned and some are not since they are still so many games over .500. With no Mets or Yankees tonight, we will be locked in on the Giants first preseason game of the season against the Patriots. We talked about what we expect from Daniel Jones. Jerry is here for his first update of the day and starts with the Mets beating the Reds yet again to complete the sweep. The Yankees lost to the Mariners after taking a lead after Judge & Higashioka homers. Joey Gallo hit a HR for the Dodgers. A Cardinals minor leaguer hit for the HR cycle. Tomorrow, Toms River will play Massapequa with a Little League World Series berth to the winner. In the final segment of the hour, Gio is doing an appearance at Bottles & Cases tonight on Long Island. We expect to see a lot of Giants starters tonight in their first preseason game tonight against the Patriots. We also talked about Daniel Jones' upcoming season. Hour 2: The 7am hour starts with talk about NY Giants' drafts in the past and how Ben McAdoo wanted to draft Patrick Mahomes. We talked about AFC QBs including the Bengals, Chiefs, Bills and Chargers. Jerry returns for an update but first we discuss his groundhog problem. The Yankees lost to the Mariners despite a great pitching effort by Nestor Cortes and HRs by Higashioka and Judge. The Mets beat the Reds again. Keith Hernandez mentions The Princess Bride and Gary Cohen said he's never seen it. Jerry has a clip from Hard Knocks of a rookie singing Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In the final segment of the hour, Boomer opens a box of meat by Citarella and Tommy Lee tweets out a picture of his schween. Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian have broken up. Hour 3: The 8am starts with talk about the Yankees not playing all that great as they head into Boston to play tomorrow night. Frankie Montas has to have a good outing this second time around. Evan Roberts tweeted that this is the best Mets team of his lifetime. The Mets will have Scherzer, deGrom and Bassitt against the Phillies. Jerry returns for another update and starts with the Mets over the Reds to complete the sweep. Nestor Cortes pitched well but the Yankees lost in Seattle. Matt Carpenter will not need surgery on his foot, which is good news. Joey Gallo hit a HR for the Dodgers yesterday. Boomer thinks the Giants need Judge in order to keep up with the Dodgers and Padres. In the final segment of the hour, we talk about congestion pricing coming to NYC. Hour 4: The 9am hour starts with talk about tonight's Giants' first preseason game against the Patriots. Brian Daboll is a first time Head Coach and Boomer thinks people will watch tonight because there is no Yankees or Mets game. We'll also get to see Daniel Jones for the first time since last year. And Mike Kafka will call the offensive plays tonight. A caller says he was intimate with his wife while his 1 year old was in the room. Jerry returns for an update and starts with the Mets beating the Reds again. Mets have a 7 game lead over Atlanta. The Yankees lost in Seattle despite a good start by Nestor Cortes. In the final segment of the show, we talk about places Kevin Durant could end up. Right now the Celtics are number one and the Sixers and number two.
Hour 2 The 7am hour starts with talk about NY Giants' drafts in the past and how Ben McAdoo wanted to draft Patrick Mahomes. We talked about AFC QBs including the Bengals, Chiefs, Bills and Chargers. Jerry returns for an update but first we discuss his groundhog problem. The Yankees lost to the Mariners despite a great pitching effort by Nestor Cortes and HRs by Higashioka and Judge. The Mets beat the Reds again. Keith Hernandez mentions The Princess Bride and Gary Cohen said he's never seen it. Jerry has a clip from Hard Knocks of a rookie singing Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In the final segment of the hour, Boomer opens a box of meat by Citarella and Tommy Lee tweets out a picture of his schween. Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian have broken up.
$DXY holds all the power @aidanhutch97 makes @Lions great again "Billie Jean" @hfrfromthefloor says check your monthlies @elonmusk has mouths to feed $7billion more $TSLA sales $F makes EV's $LE spreads $CMG flying burritos @Mariners
Dan Hanzus and Colleen Wolfe recap the season premiere of Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions. We begin the podcast discussing the star of the episode, head coach Dan Campbell, and the vibes he brings to the Lions. We touch on Jamaal Williams' passionate speech breaking down the team huddle, and rookie Aiden Hutchinson's performance of the iconic Michael Jackson song Billie Jean. After the break, Dan and Colleen cover their favorite quotes from the episode, where Jamaal Williams again shines. Then, we dig into the coaching staff featured, focusing especially on the relationship between Duce Staley and Aaron Glenn. Next, Dan reveals his "Liev Schreiber Quote of the Week," and the hosts make plot-line predictions for next week. Finally, we wrap up the show with the Episode MVP voting.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Blue Kool-Aid krew is back to celebrate the start of training camp by breaking down the season premiere of Hard Knocks! The krew goes into every bit of the episode, including Aiden Hutchinson's epic rendition of "Billie Jean", Jamaal Williams' epic speech, and so much more! Instagram: @drinkingthebluekoolaid Twitter: @drinkinglions YouTube: drinkingthebluekoolaid Email us your thoughts or record a question that could be used in the show to email@example.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The new Elvis Biopic starring Austin Butler and and Tom Hanks has fueled the debate: Who is bigger? Elvis or Michael Jackson We try to sort out the King of Rock and Roll and the King of Pop Recorded August 1st, 2022 with Tim Hattrick, Ben Campbell and Brooke Hoover
** PLEASE SUBSCRIBE ** Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott "DR GX" Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music's foremost masters of the groove. Become a TRUTH IN RHYTHM Member through YouTube or at https://www.patreon.com/truthinrhythm. Featured in TIR Episode 252 (Part 2 of 2): Jazz, R&B, rock and pop saxophonist, composer and arranger Tom Scott. Since launching his recording career in the late 1960s, he has released dozens of albums under his own name, contributed to recordings by some of music's biggest stars and some of their best-known hits, served as a founding member of the Blues Brothers Band, as well as composed many celebrated film and television themes and scores. Along the way he has received 13 Grammy nominations and won three. He supplied some of the finest jazz-funk fusion of the 1970s, and among the classics he lent his horn to are Wings' “Listen to What the Man Said,” Carole King's “Jazzman,” Blondie's “Rapture,” Rod Stewart's “Do You Think I'm Sexy,” Toto's “Rosanna” and Whitney Houston's “Saving All My Love for You.” He also played the lyricon on Michael Jackson's “Billie Jean.” Scott presently hosts the radio show “Hang Time” on KKJZ, or KJAZZ, and spotlights famous entertainers on Tom Scott's Podcast Express. RECORDED JUNE 2022 LEGAL NOTICE: All video and audio content protected by copyright. Any use of this material is strictly prohibited without expressed consent from original content producer and owner Scott Goldfine, dba FUNKNSTUFF. For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. TRUTH IN RHYTHM is a registered U.S. Trademark (Serial #88540281). Get your copy of "Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk" today! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1541256603/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1541256603&linkCode=as2&tag=funknstuff-20&linkId=b6c7558ddc7f8fc9fe440c5d9f3c400
** PLEASE SUBSCRIBE ** Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott "DR GX" Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music's foremost masters of the groove. Become a TRUTH IN RHYTHM Member through YouTube or at https://www.patreon.com/truthinrhythm. Featured in TIR Episode 252 (Part 1 of 2): Jazz, R&B, rock and pop saxophonist, composer and arranger Tom Scott. Since launching his recording career in the late 1960s, he has released dozens of albums under his own name, contributed to recordings by some of music's biggest stars and some of their best-known hits, served as a founding member of the Blues Brothers Band, as well as composed many celebrated film and television themes and scores. Along the way he has received 13 Grammy nominations and won three. He supplied some of the finest jazz-funk fusion of the 1970s, and among the classics he lent his horn to are Wings' “Listen to What the Man Said,” Carole King's “Jazzman,” Blondie's “Rapture,” Rod Stewart's “Do You Think I'm Sexy,” Toto's “Rosanna” and Whitney Houston's “Saving All My Love for You.” He also played the lyricon on Michael Jackson's “Billie Jean.” Scott presently hosts the radio show “Hang Time” on KKJZ, or KJAZZ, and spotlights famous entertainers on Tom Scott's Podcast Express. RECORDED JUNE 2022 LEGAL NOTICE: All video and audio content protected by copyright. Any use of this material is strictly prohibited without expressed consent from original content producer and owner Scott Goldfine, dba FUNKNSTUFF. For inquiries, email email@example.com. TRUTH IN RHYTHM is a registered U.S. Trademark (Serial #88540281). Get your copy of "Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk" today! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1541256603/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1541256603&linkCode=as2&tag=funknstuff-20&linkId=b6c7558ddc7f8fc9fe440c5d9f3c400
You're darn tootin' it's another podcast! Now quit being a wise acre and set your hiney down and listen to it. This time around Scotch talks about baby names that used to be totally normal but have now been forever ruined by pop culture. Also; tales of Billie Jean, ridiculously long fingernails, theme park rides, bigfoot and more! So shove those earbuds in and have a listen already. It don't cost nothing! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Week 1 of Training Camp is in the books, which means Glover Quin (gloverquin) and Jack Cavanagh (javangh87) are here to cover: Aidan Hutchinson's rendition of Billie Jean, and other rookies performing for the team Matt Patricia's Hill Training Camp Fights Tracy Walker's Leadership Role Penei Sewell Dominating in Pads Jeff Okudah vs Will Harris for CB2, but don't get comfortable if you're Amani Oruwariye Malcolm Rodriguez Making Plays with the 3rd, 2nd, and not 1st Team D Amon-Ra St. Brown, D.J. Chark and Josh Reynolds are inseperable Miami Dolphins Tampering - Should They Be Banned From the 2022 Playoffs?
En este mezcladillo un tanto caótico tocamos temas de relevancia como: ¿a qué extremas medidas llegarán Luli y Nabi para tener buenas historias que contar? (una pista: involucra la teoría del caos, aunque no sabemos qué es eso).Hablaremos de cuál es la canción que cantó Chente Fernández y que ahora es la canción más letal en Asia, y también hablaremos de cómo dos colores y una depresión de 40 años definieron la historia de la moda.¿Quieres saber un dato curioso de Billie Jean? ¿Tu quieres una manzana? Escúchanos y solo así sabrás.
Jay's on the hunt for a tool we're not sure even exists. Why isn't he letting a professional handle this? There are some things kids going off to college have no idea how to do. Four guys play Billie Jean by Michael Jackson on one guitar in That's Incredible!
#5-1Intro/Outro: Redemption Song by Bob Marley & the Wailers5. Purple Rain by Prince & the Revolution *4. The Message by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five3. Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses *2. When Doves Cry by Prince1. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson *Vote on your favorite song from today's episodeVote on your favorite song from Week 3* - Previously played on the podcastCountdown Wrap-Up:35 of the 100 songs on this countdown have been played previously on the podcast (For comparison: the 50's had 34 of the 100, the 60's had 68 of the 100, and the 70's had 52 of the 100 songs).Final Year Tally:1980 - 111981 - 101982 - 161983 - 121984 - 91985 - 91986 - 81987 - 121988 - 51989 - 8(For comparison: 1957 won the 50's, 1967 won the 60's, and 1971 won the 70's)Artist Tally:Prince - 6 songsMichael Jackson - 5 songsU2 - 4 songsBeastie Boys, Madonna, Pixies, Public Enemy, The Smiths, and Talking Heads - 3 songs11 artists - 2 songs47 artists - 1 songAverage Length of Songs:50's - 2:4060's - 3:2970's - 4:5280's - 4:32Female Lead Singers:50's - 360's - 1670's - 1380's - 17Regarding the 13 lists compiled:603 total songs0 songs were found on 11 or more lists1 song was found on 10 lists3 songs were found on 9 lists8 songs were found on 8 lists12 songs were found on 7 lists579 songs were found on 6 lists or fewerPoint totals from the 13 lists compiled:Songs 1-10: 553-856 pointsSongs 11-50: 274-545 pointsSongs 51-100: 166-271 points#1 songs on the 13 listsLegs by ZZ TopDon't Stop Believin' by JourneyBizarre Love Triangle by New OrderBlue Monday by New OrderLivin' on a Prayer by Bon JoviSexual Healing by Marvin GayeThe Message by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (2)Billie Jean by Michael Jackson (2)Purple Rain by Prince & the Revolution (3)Bonus clip: Jonathan sings Still of the Night by WhitesnakeSade public apologyProgramming announcement:Next week, Aaron and I will begin our 20 episode countdown of the greatest guitarists of all-time.The Greatest Songs of the 90's will start on August 8th.Results of this week's voting will be announced on August 8th.
Pearl Jam has two legs of their 2022 tour! What are the trends we've seen so far? Varied openers! No Covers shows! Tighter song rotations!It's been a topsy turvy ride and we are barely halfway through the tour. To help make sense of what we've seen so far and with Billie Jean "on assignment". Roche speaks with Randy Sobel of the Live On 4 Legs podcast about U.S v Euro, Gigaton v Ten, and full show v festival sets. Randy also takes us behind the Jamaroke night in Las Vegas after the band bowed out due to COVID. Roche and Randy also look ahead to the future of Pearl Jam as a touring band. Finally, Randy plays "My PJ Experience..." and explains why the PJ fan community is so important to him. Live On 4 Legs (and Jamily Matters) is available wherever you get your podcasts.
Let's not waste time: Chris is back and joins Tim to induct the 65th song into our prestigious Hall of Songs. Which record will join the latest two, Prince's "Little Red Corvette" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"? Take the time to find out. Also, we discuss songs that are now eliminated from our Hall of Songs ballot ... and the thing that all the remaining songs have in common.
Welcome back to another episode of Reel Stories From The Aisles, our bite-sized, unedited series of personal stories connected with movies that impacted our lives. In this episode, Adam tells his "famous" Helen Slater story he loves to tell in front of Alison
1. How Billie Jean could not live as her full authentic self until age 51. 2. The moment Billie Jean knew that Abby was not okay after her USWNT retirement. 3. How to visualize a reality that doesn't yet exist – so you can be it, even when you don't see it. 4. How Billie Jean numbed herself through an eating disorder and how she recovered by not being a “good girl.” 5. Why Billie Jean does not regret her pre-Roe abortion, and the degrading process she endured to access it. CW // eating disorders discussion About Billie Jean: Named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life magazine and a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Billie Jean King is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, founder of the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation and part of the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Angel City FC and the Philadelphia Freedoms. King also serves on the board of the Women's Sports Foundation. In her legendary tennis career, King captured 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles, including a record 20 Wimbledon championships. Her historic win over Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes, is one of the greatest moments in sports history. In 2017, Fox Searchlight released the critically acclaimed film, Battle of the Sexes, which depicts the cultural and social impact of the groundbreaking match. In September 2020, King became the first woman to have an annual global team sports event named in her honor when Fed Cup – the women's world cup of tennis – was rebranded as the Billie Jean King Cup. Her memoir, ALL IN: An Autobiography, is available now. TW: @BillieJeanKing IG: @billiejeanking Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Billie Jean leads a movement of oppressed 80's kids against.....adults? Because she wants that damn $608 and FAIR IS FAIR! So once upon a hot summer in Corpus Christi, a 14 year old guy named Binx gets his sweet scooter trashed by some older d-bags. His older sister goes to the dad of said punk and demands he repay for the damages. Instead that guy tries to put her on a rape-repayment plan and gets shot by Binx. The kids bolt and become defacto Bonnie and Clyde figures of the day's youth. That's really more than you need to know about this film. I went in completely blind as to what it was and I am so glad that I did. Thanks alot Google for making us have to write up content each time that spoils the movie. Nice algorithm! I should revolt against the man too because fair IS fair. Anyways, the old d-bags do bad things (usually rape) and get away with it in the 80's is a fairly common theme we come up against on this podcast. See Tomboy, The Wraith, Savage Streets and so many others....I guess just pick any 80's film. Odds are you're gonna have elements of this. But what makes Billie Jean special is how much it veers away from the common tropes of this (for lack of a better word) genre. Instead of the lead going on a path of vengeance, our heroine (Helen Slater's Billie Jean) goes on the lamb and vicariously creates a cult of teenagers who've just had about a damn nuff of these adults being unfair, I guess. I literally have no idea what the cults goal is other than to worship and protect Billie Jean. All ol' BJ wants is the $608 her brother is owed for her scooter. But even that is murky as she exploits her situation to get a new scooter. I guess she just really loves riding on the back of a scooter in skimpy clothes with her younger brother who may or may not have blood in his noggin, definitely not enough that he should be driving that scooter! The Legend of Billie Jean is another microcosm of 80's film. Its not that there's any one thing you can point to and say THAT is what makes this movie awesomely terrible. Its the entire piece. The theme, the soundtrack, the plot, its all dripped in 80's nacho cheese. The kind that gives you a stomach ache later but man does it taste good on the way down.
On Episode 120 of Find Your Film we review Cha Cha Real Smooth (42:45) , Spiderhead (58:35), Abandoned (19:05), The Witch 2: The Other One (66:40) The Righteous, (33:25), and The Witch Part 1: The Subversion (62:31). Bruce Purkey's "What's in the Box" selection is The Legend of Billie Jean (76:04). He and Eric Holmes review the feature.Support our podcast by shopping on Amazon and using our purchase links for The Witch: Subversion, The Legend of Billey Jean (Blu-ray comes w/ Retro VHS Cover), and The Righteous.Rate/review Find Your Film on Apple Podcasts!!Our video reviews are found on Greg's Deepest Dream YouTube ChannelCheck out our Find Your Film site for more movie news and reviews: https://findyourfilms.com/Shirts, hoodies, drinking glass, stickers and more FYF merch is up on findyourfilmpodcast.com!Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!Join our CinemAddicts Facebook Group, where we give Blu-rays and DVDs out weekly to our members!Bruce Purkey's YouTube Channel is RustomireFollow Eric Holmes On Twitter.Find Your Film is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!Support the show
We are knot kidding, Alex from Store 1735 in Wheeling, Illinois, was our Associate Caller of the Day and requested “Billie Jean” to be played. In entertainment news, “Jurassic Park” knocked “Maverick” out of the top spot at the box office. We hope Maverick wasn't in-salted by losing its spot. Bo's Impossible Question of the Day asked: Nearly 70% of us do this while eating a pretzel. We knead to know which caller will get the correct answer! Pam from Store 7342 in Madison, Alabama, called to give a birthday shoutout to her fellow associate, Angel. We also received a birthday shoutout from Rhonda at Store 2832 in Hardeeville, South Carolina, who wished Team Lead Rose a very happy birthday. From picking off the salt to licking the pretzel first, don't be salty – tune in to hear the correct answer for Bo's Impossible Question of the Day!
This week, we travel back in time to 1983. Ronald Reagan was 2 years into his first term, Michael Jackson's “Billie Jean” was playing on the radio, and Return of the Jedi was killing it on the silver screen. That's also the year Dave met Darlene; and it was love at first sight. They were inseparable. They had the marriage everyone else wished for. It really was the Dave and Darlene show!But their lives were turned upside down when Darlene canceled the show after a 37-year run.
Part 2 When Thriller was released in November 1982, it didn't seem to have a single direction. Instead, it arguably sounded like many singles. But it became apparent that this was precisely what Michael intended Thriller to be: a brilliant collection of songs meant as hits, each designed for a particular audience in mind. Michael put out "Billie Jean" for the dancers and "Beat It" for the rockers and then followed each jam with amazing videos to enhance his allure and his inaccessibility. These songs had a life of their own. Thriller was almost called “Star Light”. The lyric "thriller" in the track of the same name was originally "star light". The decision to change it was down to marketing appeal. This wonderful article from Rolling Stone says: "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" had the sense of a vitalizing nightmare in its best lines ("You're stuck in the middle/And the pain is thunder. … Still they hate you, you're a vegetable. … They eat off you, you're a vegetable"). "Billie Jean," in the meantime, exposed how the interaction between the artist's fame and the outside world might invoke soul-killing dishonor ("People always told me, be careful of what you do. … 'Cause the lie becomes the truth," Jackson sings, possibly thinking of a paternity charge from a while back). And "Beat It" was pure anger – a rousing depiction of violence as a male stance, a social inheritance that might be overcome. It also almost caught the studio on fire. When Eddie Van Halen recorded his solo, the sound of his guitar caused one of the studio speakers to catch fire. The video for “Beat It” was set in Los Angeles' Skid Row and featured up to 80 real-life gang members from the notorious street gangs the Crips and the Bloods. It cost $100,000 to make. Thriller's parts added up to the most improbable kind of art – a work of personal revelation that was also a mass-market masterpiece. It's an achievement that will likely never be topped. It was the best-selling album worldwide in 1983 and became the best-selling album of all time in the U.S. and the best-selling album of all time worldwide, selling an estimated 70 million copies. It topped the Billboard 200 chart for 37 weeks and was in the top 10 of the 200 for 80 consecutive weeks. It was the first album to produce seven Billboard Hot 100 top-10 singles. Thriller is still the highest-selling album of all time. Want to know what the top 25 are? Subscribe to our Patreon for our video bonus on the top-selling albums ever! Billie Jean was the first video by an African-American artist to air on MTV. The video revealed Jackson's new look of a leather suit, pink shirt, red bow tie and his signature single white glove. It was a style copied by kids throughout the United States. It caused one school, New Jersey's Bound Brook High, to ban students from coming to class wearing white gloves. Toto members Keyboardist Steve Porcaro co-wrote Human Nature, and Steve Lukather contributed rhythm guitar on Beat It. On March 25, 1983, Jackson reunited with his brothers for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, an NBC television special. The show aired on May 16 to an estimated audience of 47 million and featured the Jacksons and other Motown stars. Jackson had just performed a medley of greatest hits with his brothers. It was exciting stuff, but for Michael, it wasn't enough. As his brothers said their goodbyes and left the stage, Michael remained. He seemed shy for a moment, trying to find words to say. "Yeah," he almost whispered, "those were good old days. … I like those songs a lot. But especially—" and then he placed the microphone into the stand with a commanding look and said, "I like the new songs." Then, wearing a white glove decorated with rhinestones, he swooped down, picked up a fedora, put it on his head with confidence, and vaulted into "Billie Jean." He also debuted his moonwalk dance (which became his signature dance). This was one of Michael's first public acts as a star outside and beyond the Jacksons, and it was startlingly clear that he was not only one of the most breathtaking live performers in pop music but that he could mesmerize the audience, something not seen since the likes of Elvis Presley. Michael had initially turned down the invitation to the show, believing he had been doing too much television. But at the request of Motown founder and Icon Berry Gordy, he performed in exchange for an opportunity to do a solo performance. And he killed it. "Almost 50 million people saw that show," Michael wrote in his book Moonwalk. "After that, many things changed." At this time, Michael Jackson was obviously an immensely talented young man – he seemed shy but ambitious and undoubtedly enigmatic. Nobody knew much about his beliefs or sex life; he rarely gave interviews, but he also didn't land himself in scandals. He did, however, describe himself as a lonely person – especially around the time he made Off the Wall. Former Los Angeles Times music critic Robert Hilburn recently wrote of meeting Jackson in 1981, when the singer was 23, that Jackson struck him as "one of the most fragile and lonely people I've ever met … almost abandoned. When I asked why he didn't live on his own like his brothers, instead of remaining at his parents' house, he said, 'Oh, no, I think I'd die on my own. I'd be so lonely. Even at home, I'm lonely. I sit in my room and sometimes cry. It is so hard to make friends, and there are some things you can't talk to your parents or family about. I sometimes walk around the neighborhood at night, just hoping to find someone to talk to. But I just end up coming home.'" Jackson's social uneasiness was probably formed by the wounds in his history; the children were insulated from others their age, and Jackson's status as a lifelong star may have left him feeling not just cut off from most people but also alienated from them – as if his experience or his vocation made him extraordinary. "I hate to admit it," he once said, "but I feel strange around everyday people." Not exactly an unusual sentiment for some highly celebrated celebrities, especially former child stars. At the same time, it's a statement full of signals: Michael didn't enjoy the sort of company that might guide him in positive ways. He probably never did throughout his life. Maybe the most troubling passage in his autobiography Moonwalk is when he talks about children in the entertainment world who eventually fell prey to drugs: "I can understand … considering the enormous stresses put upon them at a young age. It's a difficult life." Thriller placed seven singles in Billboard's Top 10 (presently around 50 million copies). At the 1984 Grammy Awards, Michael finally claimed his due, capturing eight awards, a record he holds with the band Santana, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Rock Vocal Performance for "Beat It," Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Vocal Performance for "Billie Jean," and he won an award for the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial storybook. In addition, the album won Producer of the year (Quincy Jones). At the 11th Annual American Music Awards, Michael won another eight awards and became the youngest artist to win the Award of Merit. He also won Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Artist. "Beat It" won Favorite Soul/R&B Video, Favorite Pop/Rock Video, and Favorite Pop/Rock Single. In addition, the album won Favorite Soul/R&B Album and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. Thriller's sales doubled after releasing an extended music video, Michael Jackson's Thriller, seeing Michael dancing with a group of incredibly designed zombies and was directed by John Landis. Michael had the highest royalty rate in the music industry at that point, with about $2 for every album sold (equivalent to $5 in 2021). The same year, The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller, a documentary about the music video, won a Grammy for Best Music Video (Longform). At this time, The New York Times wrote, "in the world of pop music, there is Michael Jackson, and there is everybody else." Oddly enough, On May 14, 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan gave Michael an award recognizing his support of alcohol and drug abuse charities. In November 1983, Michael and his brothers partnered with PepsiCo in a $5 million promotional deal that broke records for a celebrity endorsement (equivalent to $13,603,408 in 2021). On January 27, 1984, Michael and other members of the Jacksons filmed a Pepsi commercial. Pyrotechnics accidentally set Jackson's hair on fire during a simulated concert before a whole house of fans, causing second-degree burns to his scalp. Michael underwent treatment to hide the scars and had his third rhinoplasty shortly after. Pepsi settled out of court, and Jackson donated the $1.5 million settlement to the Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, California; its now-closed Michael Jackson Burn Center was named in his honor. Michael signed a second agreement with Pepsi in the late 1980s for $10 million. The second campaign covered 20 countries and provided financial support for Jackson's Bad album and the 1987–88 world tour. He was making SO much money and was the most significant music star globally. Then, months later, it was announced that Michael would be setting out on a nationwide tour with the Jacksons. He didn't want to do it but felt obligated. Clearly, Michael was bigger, better, and "badder" than his family's limitations on him. He should have been taking the stage alone at this point in his career. Jackson's aversion to the Victory Tour was apparent when he sat looking miserable at press conferences. The Victory Tour of 1984 headlined the Jacksons and showcased Michael's new solo material to more than two million Americans. Following the controversy over the concert's ticket sales, Jackson donated his share of the proceeds, an estimated $3 to 5 million, to charity. What controversy, you ask? Don King (yeah, boxing promoter Don King), Chuck Sullivan, and Papa Joe Jackson came up with a way to generate extra money from ticket sales. Those wanting to attend would have to send a postal money order for $120 ($310 in current dollars) along with a particular form to a lottery to buy blocks of four tickets at $30 apiece (US$78 in 2021 dollars), allegedly to stop scalpers. Upon receipt, the money was to be deposited into a standard money market account earning 7% annual interest; it would take six to eight weeks for the lottery to be held and money to be refunded to those that didn't win. Since only one in ten purchasers would win the lottery and receive tickets, there would be more money in the bank for that period than there were tickets to sell, and they expected to earn $10–12 million in interest. Obviously, the Jacksons were all for the idea, but Michael wasn't, and he warned them that it would be a public relations disaster. The $30 ticket price was already higher than most touring acts (like Prince and Bruce Springsteen) were charging at the time and was even worse by the requirement to buy four. This put tickets out of reach of many of Michael's African-American fans who were not financially secure. At this time, Michael was already being blasted about his physical look and music separating him from his race. That community was joined by many commentators in the media in criticizing the Jackson's over the plan. Nevertheless, it worked, and people were lining up to get their newspapers to sign up for the lottery. On July 5, 1984, after receiving a letter from eleven-year-old fan Ladonna Jones, who accused the Jacksons and their promoters of being "selfish and just out for money," Michael held a press conference to announce changes in the tour's organization and also to announce that his share of the proceeds from the tour would be donated to charity. Jones later received VIP treatment at the Dallas concert. The following is Michael's speech at the press conference: "A lot of people are having trouble getting tickets. The other day I got a letter from a fan in Texas named Ladonna Jones. She'd been saving her money from odd jobs to buy a ticket, but with the turned tour system, she'd have to buy four tickets and she couldn't afford that. So, we asked our promoter to work out a new way of distributing tickets, a way that no longer requires a money order. There has also been a lot of talk about the promoter holding money for tickets that didn't sell. I've asked our promoter to end the mail order ticket system as soon as possible so that no one will pay money unless they get a ticket. Finally, and most importantly, there's something else I am going to announce today. I want you to know that I decided to donate all my money I make from our performance to charity. There will be further press statements released in the next two weeks." Some procedures were modified; however, the ticket price remained unchanged, and at a press conference, Don King justified the $30 fee as appropriate and that he did not blame the promoters for charging that price, adding that "you must understand, you get what you pay for." During the last concert of the Victory Tour at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Jackson announced his split from The Jacksons during "Shake Your Body". His charitable work continued with the release of "We Are the World" (1985), co-written with future Icon Lionel Richie, which raised money for the poor in the U.S. and Africa. It earned $63 million (equivalent to $158,728,032 in 2021) and became one of the best-selling singles, with 20 million copies sold. It won four Grammy Awards in 1985, including Song of the Year for Michael and Lionel as its writers. Michael collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney in the early 1980s and learned that Paul was making $40 million a year from owning the rights to other artists' songs. By 1983, Michael had begun buying publishing rights to others' songs, but he was careful with his purchases, only bidding on a few of the dozens offered to him. Michael's early buys included Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" (1968), Len Barry's "1–2–3" (1965), Dion DiMucci's "The Wanderer" (1961), and "Runaround Sue" (1961). In 1984, it was announced that the publishing rights to nearly 4000 songs from ATV Music, including most of the Beatles' material, were coming up for sale. In 1981, Paul McCartney was offered the catalog for £20 million ($40 million). Michael submitted a bid of $46 million on November 20, 1984. When Michael and Paul were unable to make a joint purchase, McCartney did not want to be the sole owner of the Beatles' songs, and did not pursue an offer on his own. At first, Michael's team couldn't figure it out and walked away, but then they heard someone else was looking to buy them. Michael's increased bid of $47.5 million (equivalent to $119,675,897 in 2021) was accepted because he could close the deal faster. His purchase of ATV Music was finalized on August 10, 1985. So, at this time, why was Michael being questioned about his look and his music? As a child, Michael had a sweet, dark-skinned appearance; many early Jackson 5 fans regarded him as the cutest of the brothers. J. Randy Taraborrelli, author of Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness, has written, "[Michael] believed his skin… 'messed up my whole personality.' He no longer looked at people as he talked to them. His playful personality changed, and he became quieter and more serious. He thought he was ugly – his skin was too dark, he decided, and his nose too wide. It was no help that his insensitive father and brothers called him 'Big Nose.'" Also, as Jackson became an adolescent, he was horribly self-conscious about acne. Hilburn recalled going through a stack of photos with Jackson one night and coming across a picture of him as a teenager: "'Ohh, that's horrible,' [Jackson] said, recoiling from the picture." The face Jackson displayed on the cover of Thriller had changed; the skin tone seemed lighter and his nose thinner and straighter. In his book, Moonwalk, Michael claimed that much of the physical overhaul was due to a change in his diet; he admitted to altering his nose and chin, but he denied he'd done anything to his skin. Still, the changes didn't end there. Over the years, Michael's skin grew lighter and lighter, his nose tapered more and more, and his cheekbones became more defined. This all became fair game for mockery to some; to others, it seemed like mutilation – not just because it might have been an act of conceit, aimed to keep him looking child-like, but worse because some believed Michael wanted to transform himself into a white person. Or an androgyne – somebody with both male and female traits. Michael's art was still his best way of making a case for himself at that time. Then, in 1987, he released Bad, his highly-anticipated successor to Thriller. It may not have been as eventful and ingenious as Off the Wall and Thriller, but Bad was awesome. It became the first album to produce five U.S. number-one singles: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," "Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man in the Mirror," and "Dirty Diana.", which you can hear our version at the end of this episode. Another song, "Smooth Criminal," peaked at number seven. Bad won the 1988 Grammy for Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical and the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form for "Leave Me Alone". Michael won an Award of Achievement at the American Music Awards in 1989 after Bad generated five number-one singles, became the first album to top the charts in 25 countries, and the best-selling album worldwide in 1987 and 1988. By 2012, it had sold between 30 and 45 million copies worldwide. Oh, and it was considered a "flop." Oh, and The title track for the Bad album was supposed to be a duet with Prince. But the latter walked away from it due to the opening line "Your butt is mine". "Now, who is going to sing that to whom? Cause [he] sure ain't singing that to me, and I sure ain't singing it to [him]," Prince said in a TV interview with American comedian Chris Rock. Later that year, Michael staged his first solo tour, The Bad World Tour. It ran from September 12, 1987, to January 14, 1989. The tour had 14 sellouts in Japan and drew 570,000 people, nearly tripling the previous record for a single tour. In addition, the 504,000 people who attended seven sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium set a new Guinness World Record. In 1988, Michael released the autobiography, as mentioned earlier, Moonwalk. It sold 200,000 copies and reached the top of the New York Times bestsellers list. In October, Michael released a film, Moonwalker, which featured live footage and short films starring himself and Goodfella star Joe Pesci. In the U.S., it was released direct-to-video and became the best-selling videocassette. The RIAA certified it as eight-time platinum. In March 1988, Jackson purchased 2,700 acres (11 km2) of land near Santa Ynez, California, to build a new home, Neverland Ranch, at $17 million (equivalent to $38,950,760 in 2021). In 1991, Michael renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million (equivalent to $129,317,127 in 2021), a record-breaking deal. Also, in 1991, he released his eighth album, Dangerous, co-produced with Mr. Rumpshaker himself, Teddy Riley. It was certified eight times platinum in the U.S., and by 2018 had sold 32 million copies worldwide. In the U.S., the first single, "Black or White," was the album's highest-charting song; it was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks and achieved similar chart performances worldwide, and the video featured a very young Macauley Culkin. The second single, "Remember the Time," peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and that video featured Eddie Murphy. At the end of 1992, Dangerous was the best-selling album worldwide and "Black or White" the best-selling single of the year worldwide at the BillboardMusic Awards. Obviously, Michael wanted to tour in promotion of his latest album, and The Dangerous World Tour ran between June 1992 and November 1993 and grossed $100 million (equivalent to $187,583,506 in 2021); Jackson performed for 3.5 million people in 70 concerts, all of which were outside the U.S. A part of the proceeds went to the Heal the World Foundation. In addition, Michael sold the broadcast rights of the tour to HBO for $20 million, a record-breaking deal that still hasn't been broken. Also, in 1993, Michael performed at the Super Bowl 27 halftime show in Pasadena, California. The NFL wanted a prominent musical artist to keep ratings high during halftime. It was the first Super Bowl where the halftime performance drew higher audience figures than the game. Jackson played "Jam," "Billie Jean," "Black or White," and "Heal the World." Dangerous rose 90 places in the album chart after the performance In January 1993, Michael won three American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Dangerous), Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Remember the Time"), and he was the first to win the International Artist Award of Excellence. In addition, he won the "Living Legend Award" at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February. He attended the award ceremony with Brooke Shields. In addition, "Dangerous" was nominated for Best Vocal Performance (for "Black or White"), Best R&B Vocal Performance for "Jam," and Best R&B Song for "Jam." In June 1995, Michael released the double album HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I. The album debuted at number one on the charts and certified for eight million sold in the U.S. It is the best-selling multi-disc album of all time, with 20 million copies (40 million units) sold worldwide. In addition, HIStory received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. The first single from HIStory was "Scream/Childhood." "Scream" was a duet with Michael's youngest sister Janet, or "Miss Jackson if you're nasty." The single reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals." Also, at the time, in 1995, it was the most expensive music video ever produced. It had a budget of 7 million dollars. FOR ONE VIDEO!! His second single, "You Are Not Alone," holds the Guinness world record for the first song to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In addition, it received a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Performance" in 1995. In November of the same year, Michael merged his ATV Music catalog with Sony's music publishing division, creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing. He kept ownership of half the company, earning $95 million upfront (equivalent to $168,941,909 in 2021) and the rights to a ton more songs. Michael promoted HIStory with the obviously named HIStory World Tour, from September 7, 1996, to October 15, 1997. He performed 82 concerts in five continents, 35 countries, and 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans, making it his most attended tour. It grossed $165 million, or $302,346,462 today. In 1997, Michael released Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, which contained remixes of singles from HIStory and five new songs. Worldwide sales stand at 6 million copies, making it the best-selling remix album ever. It reached number one in the U.K., as did the title track. In the U.S., the album reached number 24 and was certified platinum. Yeah, a remix album going platinum. From October 1997 to September 2001, Michael worked on his tenth solo album, Invincible, which cost $30 million to record! Invincible was released on October 30, 2001. It was his first full-length album in six years and the last album of original material he would release in his lifetime. It debuted at number one in 13 countries, sold eight million copies worldwide, and went double platinum. In September 2001, Michael performed in two "30th Anniversary concerts" with his brothers for the first time since 1984. The show also featured Mýa, Usher, Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, Monica, Liza Minnelli, and Slash. On January 9, 2002, Michael won his 22nd American Music Award for Artist of the Century. On November 18, 2003, Sony released Number Ones, a greatest hits compilation. It was certified five-times platinum by the RIAA, and nine times platinum in the UK, for shipments of at least 2.7 million units. During this time, allegations of child sexual abuse, and the trials that followed, were all over the news. If you're unfamiliar, you can research it for yourself. Unfortunately, Michael's finances were also coming undone; he had been spending ludicrous sums, and he'd mismanaged his money – which took some doing since he had made such a vast fortune. As a result, the biggest star in the world had fallen from the tallest height. He left the country and moved to Bahrain, where it was announced that Jackson had signed a contract with a Bahrain-based startup, Two Seas Records; nothing came of the deal, and Two Seas CEO Guy Holmes, later said it was never finalized. That October, Fox News reported that Michael had been recording at a studio in County Westmeath, Ireland. It was unknown what he was working on or who had paid for the sessions; his publicist stated that he had left Two Seas by then. After that, Michael was only occasionally seen or heard from. Nobody knew whether he could recover his name or preserve his undeniable music legacy until he announced an incredibly ambitious series of 50 concerts – which he described as the "final curtain call." The "This Is It" shows were his first significant concerts since the HIStory World Tour in 1997. Michael suggested he would retire after the shows. The initial plan was for 10 concerts in London, followed by shows in Paris, New York City, and Mumbai. Randy Phillips, president, and chief executive of AEG Live, predicted the first 10 dates would earn Jackson £50 million, or close to 63 Million US dollars. After record-breaking ticket sales, the London shows were increased to 50 dates; over one million tickets were sold in less than two hours. The concerts were to run from July 13, 2009, to March 6, 2010. Michael moved back to Los Angeles, where he rehearsed in the weeks leading up to the tour under the direction of choreographer Kenny Ortega, whom he had worked with during his previous tours. Most rehearsals took place at the Staples Center, which was owned by AEG. It's hard to believe that Jackson, who was so proud of his public performances and so peerless at delivering them, would have committed himself to a project he might fail so tremendously. At the same time, it is not inconceivable that Michael Jackson could have been a man half-hungry and broken in the past few years. All that is certain is that on June 25, in Los Angeles, Michael Jackson met the only sure redemption he might know in the most famous unexpected, and mysterious death in current history. That redemption didn't come because he died, but because his death forced us to reconsider what his life added up to. Less than three weeks before the first This Is It show was due to kick off in London, with all concerts sold out, I repeat; sold out, Michael Jackson died from cardiac arrest caused by a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose. Conrad Murray, his personal physician, had given Michael different medications to help him sleep at his rented mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. Paramedics received a 911 call at 12:22 pm Pacific time and arrived three minutes later. He wasn't breathing, and the medics performed CPR. Resuscitation efforts continued en route to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and for more than an hour after Michael's arrival, but were unsuccessful, and Michael Jackson, the king of pop, was pronounced dead at 2:26 pm. News of his death spread quickly online, causing websites to slow down, crash from user overload, and put unprecedented strain on services and websites, including Google, AOL Instant Messenger, Twitter, and Wikipedia. Overall, web traffic rose by between 11% and 20%. MTV and BET aired marathons of Michael's music videos, and specials aired on television stations worldwide. MTV briefly returned to its original music video format, which is messed up that it took an Icon to die for MTV to actually be MUSIC TELEVISION, and they aired hours of Michael's music videos, with live news specials featuring reactions and interviews from MTV personalities and other celebrities. His memorial was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty. Over 1.6 million fans applied for tickets to the memorial; the 8,750 recipients were drawn at random, and each received two tickets. The memorial service was one of the most-watched events in streaming history, with an estimated US audience of 31.1 million and an estimated 2.5 to 3 billion worldwide. Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Hudson, and others performed at the memorial, and Smokey Robinson and Queen Latifah gave eulogies. Reverend Al Sharpton received a standing ovation with cheers when he told Michael's children: "Wasn't nothing strange about your daddy. It was strange what your daddy had to deal with. But he dealt with it anyway." Michael's 11-year-old daughter Paris Katherine, wept as she addressed the crowd. Michael's body was entombed on September 3, 2009, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Oh, but wait. There's more. But of course there is. It's Michael Jackson! His doctor was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter and was found guilty. So he was sentenced to four years. Yep... four friggin years. After his death, Michael was still winning awards. He won 4 awards at 2009's AMA's, bringing his total AMA wins to 26, something no one else has touched. The documentary "Michael Jackson's This Is It" came out shortly after, and I have seen it and loved it, as sad as it was knowing that he'd never get to perform those concerts. Despite a limited two-week engagement, the film became the highest-grossing documentary or concert film ever, with more than $260 million worldwide earnings.
Erika and Paul are rounding out Multiple Request May with an absolute classic: 1985's The Legend Of Billie Jean! This episode has it all…an explanation of how asthma works, an ode to sheetcake and, of course, a LOT of Invincible by Pat Benatar. What are you waiting for?
On the newest episode of the pod, Malcolm and Ryan discuss Michael Jackson's best songs not named Thriller or Billie Jean, Pastor Greg Locke's rant on christians who are Democrats, the season finale of Atlanta and more! Connect with us wherever you listen to podcast http://unfilteredgemspodcast.com/Watch & Subscribe to us on YouTube for a full visual experiencehttps://unfilteredgemspodcast.com/youtubeFollow the hostMalcolm Alexander https://www.instagram.com/malcolmalexndr/Ryan Hale https://www.instagram.com/ryan_c_hale/
Noel catches up with Barry Tubb. The actor portrayed 'Wolfman" in Top Gun. Barry talks about getting the role, the lines he ad libbed and what call sign he would chose if he had the choice. Barry played Hubie in the cult classic, The Legend of Billie Jean. The Texan also starred in the TV mini series, Lonesome Dove and its sequel. Barry joined the cast of Friday Night Lights in season four playing Tom Cafferty.
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As histórias sobre Michael Jackson são surreais e as vezes parecem até obras de ficção.Nesse Drops, separamos 10 curiosidades sobre o Rei do Pop para você conferir.Se você gostou do Clube da Música Autoral, seja um sócio. Acesse: https://clubedamusicaautoral.com.br/assine e confira as vantagens que você recebe em troca do seu apoio.Se você quiser, também pode nos ajudar fazendo um PIX. Utilize nosso email como chave:email@example.comQualquer valor é bem-vindo.
To study history is to study change. History provides tools to analyze and explain problems in the past, it positions us to see patterns that might otherwise be invisible in the present. History can help us feel a connection to the past - after all, the more time you spend learning about history, I'd argue that it is more likely to see that your human experience in the present is not all that different from those in the past. Although now may feel like a timely moment to talk about history's importance due to current events, it has been an important time to talk about understanding history to understand our present for many, many years. Today, fewer than 2 percent of male undergraduates and fewer than 1 percent of females major in history, compared with more than 6 percent and nearly 5 percent, respectively, in the late 1960s. A survey by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni found that “more Americans could identify Michael Jackson as the composer of ‘Beat It' and ‘Billie Jean' than could identify the Bill of Rights as a body of amendments to the U.S. Constitution,” “more than a third did not know the century in which the American Revolution took place,” and “half of the respondents believed the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation or the War of 1812 were before the American Revolution.” It is imperative to know your basic history, your community's history, your nation's history, and build an understanding and interest in other areas of history based on your present interests. You simply can't fully understand the present if you don't understand the past. History informs our opinions, builds perspective, and develops our ability to critically think about our present world. History has also evolved to become more broadly inclusive in terms of perspectives, too - which has led us to question the very truth of history itself because, as Winston Churchill famously repeated, history is told by the victors. We are now seeing history told by those who aren't always considered the victors, which is broadening our perspectives and challenging some of our historically preconceived notions on the past, too. Helpful resources to help the war effort and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/where-we-work/ukraine Voices of Children: https://voices.org.ua/en/ CARE Ukraine crisis fund: https://my.care.org/site/Donation2?df_id=31071&mfc_pref=T&31071.donation=form1&s_src=172220UCFM00&s_subsrc=FY22UkraineCrisisFundMO International Medical Corps: https://give.internationalmedicalcorps.org/page/99837/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=DP~UA22~DPHHU2202
In 1973, New York Times reporter Grace Lichtenstein was approached to write a book about the fledgling women's professional tour. It turned out to be a pivotal season in the sport's history, and the book concludes with an in-person account of the famous Battle of the Sexes match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The subtitle of the book is, "Behind the Scenes in Women's Pro Tennis," and Grace got to know the players--including Billie Jean--well enough to deliver exactly that. In our conversation, we talk about how the book came about, how it was received, and what press coverage was like for women's tennis in 1973. We also discuss how Billie Jean King has changed in the last half-century, the difficulty of covering tennis in such an intimate way today, and what it would take to write a behind-the-scenes look at a contemporary player such as Serena Williams.
O caso de hoje envolve uma família do estado da Flórida, que morava em um lugar calmo e tranquilo. A filha deles, Jacquiline Nicole “Nikki” Reynolds, sempre tirava notas boas na escola e era o orgulho dos pais. Afetuosa, carinhosa e dedicada ela era a filha perfeita. Mas no meio do caminho ela acabou encontrando um namorado que virou sua vida de cabeça para baixo, e suas atitudes estranhas e duvidosas começaram a preocupar seus pais. O que estaria acontecendo com ela? Será que era só uma fase ou a inocente e doce garotinha tinha mudado pra sempre? De uma coisa eles tinham certeza: O mal estava a espreita. Mas às vezes o verdadeiro mal se esconde exatamente onde menos esperamos. Essa é a história de Billie Jean Reynolds. Siga-nos no instagram @crimemania
My guest in this episode is Justin Steiner who comes to Music Talks through his friendship with Music Talks regular and long-time supporter, Steven Routledge. They describe themselves as ‘mind meld musical brothers' but the interesting thing about their friendship is that, to date, they have not actually met face to face as Justin lives near Chicago and Steven near Stirling, in Scotland. They met through the brilliant Rockin' The Suburbs Podcast (https://www.suburbspod.com) which, when Covid hit, started ‘Friday Night Hootenanny's'. This was a group of people, geographically disperse, connected by a love of music, meeting up to drink, chat and play! Justin talks very movingly about that experience and what a lifeline it was during the challenges of lockdown and Covid. For me, it's an inspirational story of the power of music and technology to connect people and long may it continue! Before we get to that though Justin takes us on a fascinating musical journey from The Muppets, through classical music in Dad's car, Country music, Top 40 Radio, the musical peak that is 1997 and the desire to explore and find new music. He also reminds us how much the technology that delivers music has changed over that time. His song choices are: 70's The Muppet Show Theme The Muppets80's Michael Jackson Billie Jean 90's Matthew Sweet Girlfriend 00's Nada Surf Always Love 10's Superchunk Everything at Once 20's Jeff Rosenstock Ohio Tpe
We're up to #115 in The Tennis 128, my year-long countdown of the greatest players of the last century. Carl joins me to talk about #115 herself, Rosie Casals. We also do a book-club episode of sorts, discussing Grace Lichtenstein's 1974 book, A Long Way, Baby, which covered the 1973 WTA season, including plenty of great material on Casals. Carl and I talk about whether the 2020s game would allow for such an insider's account of a year on tour, why players seem less unique than Rosie and her peers did, and whether Casals's reputation does her justice. We consider whether today's game would be better off with top players who are more committed to competing week-in, week-out, whether 1970s-style barnstorming would open up new markets for tennis, and why Margaret Court got massacred on Mother's Day and Billie Jean straight-setted the same opponent a few months later. Also, Jeff answers a few questions about The Tennis 128 so far.
Books and TV series have kept me sane during the past few years. Two series that pop into mind are The Durrells in Corfu and, more recently, Around the World in 80 Days. As the credits rolled by, I smiled when I saw Steve Barron's name pop up as episode director multiple times. My mind drifted back to the 80s when I'd been lucky enough to work on a few music videos Steve directed out of Limelight Production in Los Angeles. Steve was one of the good guys, a gentleman who didn't scream or pout, and due to his background in the camera department, he understood and appreciated film crews. Steve Barron started in films as a camera assistant on epic productions such as Richard Donner's Superman, Richard Attenborough's A Bridge Too Far and Ridley Scott's The Duellists. He began directing what were known in the UK as promotional videos in the early eighties for bands such as The Jam, Human League, and Adam & the Ants. In 1982 he conceived and directed the award-winning Billie-Jean music video, the first single from Michael Jackson's incredible Thriller album. More seminal videos followed, and at the 1986 MTV Awards, Steve's work was acknowledged when Dire Straits' Money for Nothing won Best Video, and A-Ha's Take On Me was awarded Best Director. Steve's cult classic film Electric Dreams was released in 1984. His second film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1986), stunned the industry by becoming the first independent feature to break the $100 million theatrical mark. Steve directed other features, including Coneheads, Rat, Mike Bassett: England Manager, and TV network mega-series Merlin, Arabian Nights, Dreamkeeper, and Treasure Island, all garnering him a slew of awards, including 27 Emmy nominations, 5 Gold Globe nominations, and a DGA nod.Oh, and he's also a hemp farmer!Steve Barron IMDBEGG N CHIPS & BILLIE JEANAround the World in 80 DaysThe Durrells in CorfuSupport the show (https://paypal.me/TheBookshopPodcast?locale.x=en_US)
Billie Jean returns to the podcast to talk to Sam and Andy about the latest chapter in her recovery journey. Andy and Sam talk about butts. Listen to here previous episode: HERE The post S2 034: “The Return Of Billie Jean King!” appeared first on ANDY GOLD.
Cammi and AJ have none other than professional tennis great, advocate and sports icon, THE Billie Jean King, on board the bus! We are pumped! We have a jam packed episode full of great advice, stories and conversation between these three trailblazers. Billie Jean shares how she got into tennis, some of her career highlights, her advocacy for equality, retells the story of the birth of professional women’s tennis, weighs in on women’s hockey's fight for equity, the overall climate of women’s sports today, her goal of creating opportunity for everyone involved in sport plus much more! Special thanks to our sponsors who help keep this bus rolling, BUCK - Be BUCK, Own Your Goodness, FlipGive - Make and Manage Money For Your Team and Jane Iredale - Beauty that CAN. Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We begin the New Year with one of Gary's favorite movies, The Legend of Billie Jean (1985). It's crazy, we both like this selection, well Gary is obsessed. We also get a suprise guest, who talks about Peeing in a Snapple Bottle. Wow, that new Sex and the is show is crazy bad.Enjoy! FAIR IS FAIR!Email Us at TheMiseducationofDavidandGary@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram:@Gaspatchojones@Homewreckingwhore@The_Miseducation_of_DandG_PodIf you love the show check out our Teepublic Shop!Gaspatchojones (Click Here, Yo!)