Michael Jackson


  • Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson’s Unreleased 1983 Recording Sessions

    In the pantheon of rock and pop gods, few names resonate as powerfully as Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. Now imagine, if you will, the sheer cosmic magnitude of these two titans crossing paths, not on a stage, but in the intimate confines of a recording studio. Yes, it happened. Freddie Mercury, the flamboyant frontman…

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  • June 25: 25 Years Apart – The Legacies of Prince and Michael Jackson

    June 25 holds a special place in music history, marking both the release of an iconic album and the passing of a legendary artist. On this date in 1984, Prince released his groundbreaking album “Purple Rain,” a record that would redefine his career and solidify his place in the pantheon of music greats. Little did…

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  • When the King of Pop Defied the Stasi: Michael Jackson’s 1988 Berlin Performance

    Michael Jackson’s Berlin Wall Concert: When Pop Met Politics In the annals of pop culture, Michael Jackson’s legacy is studded with iconic performances and groundbreaking achievements. Yet, one performance stands out not just for its musical brilliance but also for its geopolitical significance. On June 19, 1988, the King of Pop performed in West Berlin,…

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  • Disco and Debauchery: A Night at Studio 54

    Studio 54 flung open its glamorous doors on April 26, 1977, and with its opening, it instantly cemented itself as the crown jewel of Manhattan’s nightlife. This wasn’t just a club; it was a nocturnal kingdom where the elites of Hollywood, fashion, art, and music came to play. The stories of its decadence, celebrities, and…

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  • When Michael Jackson Met Bob Marley

    In the annals of music history, few moments shimmer with the kind of star-studded, genre-blending brilliance as the day when the future King of Pop met the Reggae Revolutionary. Picture this: a sunny day in Kingston, Jamaica, 1975, a setting so ripe for a musical crossover, it could have been scripted in Hollywood. Yet, this…

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  • The Jackson 5 on “American Bandstand”: When Five Brothers from Gary, Indiana, Became America’s Favorite Siblings

    On the electrifying day of February 21, 1970, the Jackson 5 stormed “American Bandstand,” forever changing the landscape of pop music. This debut wasn’t just a performance; it was a revelation. Led by the prodigious Michael Jackson, the group’s entrance onto the national stage was a high-octane spectacle that left audiences spellbound and set the…

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  • 10 Fun Facts About Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

    Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ is not just a record-breaking album; it’s a treasure chest of intriguing stories and hidden gems. To celebrate its 41st anniversary, here are some of the lesser-known facts that add layers to the legend of ‘Thriller’. In the annals of music, Thriller stands as a testament to innovation, talent, and the magic…

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  • Miles Davis: Eight Great Tracks

    Davis made over 50 studio records. Here are 8 cherry-picked tracks.

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  • Michael & Paul’s Dishwashing Jam

    Amidst the kaleidoscope of the 1980s, with its intoxicating beats and larger-than-life music videos, a single photograph emerged that, in its simplicity, said more about a partnership than a thousand words could. It wasn’t set against the backdrop of an opulent stage or amidst the frenzy of adoring fans. Instead, it captured two of music’s…

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  • Riffs, Rebellion, and Revolution: Nirvana’s Game-Changing Anthem

    September 10, 1991. The music world was about to be irrevocably shaken. The airwaves, long dominated by polished pop beats and the electric glitz of the ’80s, were intercepted by a raw, gritty guitar riff heralding the arrival of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” As the lead single from the band’s seminal “Nevermind” album, this…

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  • ‘I could power the Acura Stage at Jazz Fest pretty easily’: An audiophile’s Garden District home

    “It’s been a lifelong passion,” said Gish. “For the first 30 years we were together, my wife never had a living room because I always took the largest room for the equipment.”

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  • The MTV Phenomenon: Changing the Tune of the Music Industry

    On August 1, 1981, an unprecedented event occurred in the media industry that would forever change the way we consume music: the launch of MTV (Music Television). The first-ever music video to grace this new platform was The Buggles’ fittingly prophetic “Video Killed the Radio Star,” a title that foresaw the pivotal shift about to…

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  • Rolling with the Charts: Billboard’s Epic Journey

    Welcome to the backstage of the music industry, where hits are made, careers are launched, and dreams come true — the Billboard charts. They’ve been the measuring stick of musical success since their inception, but how did they evolve to mirror our ever-changing music consumption habits? Grab your backstage pass and let’s dive into the…

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  • MoFi’s 40th Anniversary Edition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller REVIEWED

    When MoFi offered to send me an advanced promo for one of the most famous albums of all time, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity and thrill of revisiting a classic forty years after its initial release.

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  • Putting an end to the audio cable debate! Part 4

    Steve Hoffman is a world-renowned mastering engineer who labels himself a Mastering Audiophile Music Restoration Specialist. He once said that he had made the conscientious choice not to […]

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