Friday, June 25, 2010

Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson - Portrait

Photographic credit: S.F./Zuffante

in small print on the back it read:
This card is made from Totally Chlorine Free pulp, sourced from sustained forests, without the use of optical bleaching agents.

unused, the edges are lightly turning brown with age

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Here are a few things about Michael you might not know ......

1. Jackson's Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV.

2. Jackson received a Presidential Humanitarian Award from Ronald Reagan in 1984 for his support of charities helping people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.

3. Michael Jackson is the seventh of nine children.

4. Three of Jackson's albums - Bad, Dangerous and Thriller - are among the bestsellers of all time.

5. Jackson's favourite superhero is Morph from the X-Men.

6. Jackson once dated Brooke Shields and Tatum O'Neal.

7. Jackson won an MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Song in 1994 for his song Will You Be There from the movie Free Willy.

8. Jackson really is a King in West Africa - he was given a royal title by villagers in Gabon, Ivory Coast in 1992.

9. Jackson's pre-concert ritual includes drinking Ricola candy dissolved in hot water. He claims the beverage helps to keep his throat and his singing voice clear.

10. Jackson owns the patent for a stage shoe device that allows performers to lean forward and appear to defy gravity.

11. Movie star Macauley Culkin is godfather to Jackson's two eldest children, Paris and Prince Michael.

12. The directors of Jackson's videos have included Martin Scorsese, John Singleton and John Landis.

13. In 1999 Jackson paid $1.5 (#810,000) for the 1939 Best Picture Oscar, which was presented to producer David O. Selznick for Gone With The Wind.

14. An extensive 1997 survey declared Jackson was the Most Famous Person in the World.

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