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Legendary composer, musician, songwriter and producer Quincy Jones
, who will produce all of Michael Jackson
's most successful albums, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Got To Be There
, the first solo hit single by Michael Jackson
enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No5 during an eleven-week run. On the same day, Michael performs live with The Jackson 5
at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri.
's third solo single, I Wanna be Where You Are, on Motown
Records, enters the Billboard
US Hot 100 singles chart, where it will peak at No16.
Michael Jackson sings his hit song Ben
, which has been nominated for (but does not win) a Best Song Award at the 45th Academy Awards in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California. Diana Ross
attends because she has been nominated for the Best Actress Award for her role in Lady Sings The Blues, but she loses to Liza Minelli for Cabaret. Frank Sinatra
is among the presenters of awards and also attending are Sonny And Cher
At the 11th American Music
in Los Angeles, Michael Jackson
wins in seven categories, including Favourite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favourite Pop/Rock Album (Thriller), Favourite Soul/R&B Album.
In addition he receives a special Award of Merit.
The Pepsi ad during which Michael Jackson
received burn injuries, is screened for the first time on tv in the USA.
Hints of discontent in The Jacksons
' camp come when the New York Post reports that, after Michael Jackson
walked out of a video shoot for the new single, Torture
, he was replaced by a wax dummy. The story is officially denied.
begins recording sessions in Ocean Way/Record One Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA, which will result in his album Dangerous
When Barbra Streisand
plays at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Michael Jackson
is in the audience, and receives a standing ovation from the audience simply for being there.
A jury is sworn in for the Michael Jackson
child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA.
tells journalists outside the court in California, USA, that he is feeling upbeat about the way his child molestation trial is proceeding, but is still suffering pain from the back injury which delayed his arrival in court a few days earlier.
eBay bids for tickets to Michael Jackson
's upcoming Memorial Event in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, reach as high as US$3,000. Most offers, however, are in the $100 to $200 range.
Cirque Du Soleil
and the estate of Michael Jackson
officially announce 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour'
, a combination of Jackson's music, with 'thrilling choreography and visual effects'. The tour is planned to begin in Montreal, Canada, in October 2011 before moving on to New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, and then taking up a residency in Las Vegas.
, the third album by country-rock singer and songwriter Eric Church
is awarded platinum status [1m records shipped] by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
plays at The Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.