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The rides have gone, the elephants have gone and Bubbles has certainly gone, but the history – both bad and good – remains. And it can be yours if you have a spare $100 million.
The super rich finally have their chance to buy an iconic piece of pop’s past with Michael Jackson‘s famed Neverland Ranch hitting the market for the first time since the late singer’s death.
The Wall Street Journal reports the firm who bought the singer’s debt and then restored the property have finally put the sprawling ranch located just outside of Santa Barbara, California, on the market.
Michael Jackson’s three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket honored their father’s memory with a birthday celebration in Gary, Indiana where Jackson grew up.
Jackson, who passed away on June 25th, 2009, would have celebrated his 56th birthday on August 29th.
The occasion marked the first time all three Jackson children have been seen together in quite some time.
Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. (born February 13, 1997), also known as Prince Michael Jackson I, is an American television personality and actor. He is the oldest child of Michael Jackson.
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson (born April 3, 1998), commonly known as Paris Jackson, is an aspiring actress. She is the middle child and only daughter of Michael Jackson.
Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II (born February 21, 2002) is an American television personality. He is the youngest child of Michael Jackson.
Legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson would have celebrated his 56th birthday today. Despite the tragedy of his death on June 25th, 2009, many remember and continue to celebrate his glorious career and the impact that his life had on music and entertainment. Jackson was 50 when his life ended on an unexpected and tragic note.
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Michael Jackson’s former housekeepers are coming clean about the deplorable conditions in which legendary pop star lived.
In an interview with The New York Post, a woman identified only as ‘Maid No.1′ told the newspaper, ‘Michael sometimes ran around Neverland Ranch where the animals were, and he’d track… poop throughout the house and think nothing of it.
‘Then, if you said something, he’d threaten to make doo-doo snowballs and throw it at you.’
‘Maid No.1‘ also claimed was a pack rat and that the pop singer had an obsession with items.
‘Maid No. 2‘ told The Post that Jackson was in possession of ‘A soiled baby’s diaper, and a pair of Fruit of the Loom that was obviously worn by someone who was either a teen or an early-age adult.’
That housekeeper claimed to the newspaper Jackson disregarded sanitation and urinated in front of her the day after his 1993 Oprah interview.
Record producer, conductor, arranger, composer and television producer, Quincy Jones claims that he was double-crossed by Sony and Michael Jackson Productions (aka MJP).
Jones alleges that the 2 companies intentionally aced him out of his cut of pop legends music.
According to TMZ.com, Jones has sued MJJ Productions and Sony … claiming he owns a big chunk of “Off the Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad” because he produced all of them. Jones claims Sony and MJJ concocted a scheme to edit and remix the original songs and put them into new ventures such as the “This Is It” movie, the Cirque du Soleil stage show and the 25th Anniversary of the “Bad” album and then deny him royalties.
The allegations are even worse. Jones says MJJ and Sony created a shell game and diverted millions of bucks away from what is rightfully his.
Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the Michael Jackson Estate, tells TMZ, “The Estate of Michael Jackson was saddened to learn that Quincy Jones has filed a lawsuit seeking money from Michael’s Estate.
To the best of our knowledge, Mr. Jones has been appropriately compensated over approximately 35 years for his work with Michael.” Read more at TMZ.com
Jones is suing the company and wants $10 mil minimum.
Quincy Jones has an estimated networth of $310 Million.
Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson’s critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall.
Thriller explores similar genres to those of Off the Wall, including pop, R&B, rock, post-disco, funk, and adult contemporary music.
Recording sessions took place between April and November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, with a production budget of $750,000, assisted by producer Quincy Jones.
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Of the nine tracks on the album, four of them were written by Jackson himself. Seven singles were released from the album, all of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Three of the singles had music videos released. “Baby Be Mine” and “The Lady in My Life” were the only tracks that were not released as singles. In just over a year, Thriller became—and currently remains—the best-selling album of all time, with sales estimated by various sources as being between 51 and 65 million copies worldwide. In the United States, it also tied with the Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) as the best-selling album at 29 millions shipped. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in 1984, including for Album of the Year.