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Entertainment Michael Jackson - The star will celebrate his 45th birthday on Saturday 30 th of August
TAPE: EF03/0777 IN_TIME: 20:50:46 DURATION: 4:48 SOURCES: Various- See shotlist RESTRICTIONS: music/performance rights must be cleared DATELINE: File SHOTLIST MOTOWN Records 1. Vs Jackson Five APTN 2.VS Michael Jackson and Mickey mouse 3. Michael Jackson dancing on Stage 4. Michael Jackson with Lisa Presley Jackson in Hungary '94 5. VS B-roll Debbie Rowe getting into car 6. Jackson with wax double in '97 SONY MUSIC 9. Videoclip ' Ghosts ' Michael Jackson APTN-Copenhagen1/9/97 10. 40 th birthday in Copenhagen APTN-Hollywood 20 /2/03 11. Elisabeth Taylor & Michael Jackson at Elisabeth's 65th birthday EPIC records 1997 12.Clip ' Blood on The Dance Floor' Michael Jackson APTN Cologne 14/6/03 13. Jackson on train at a fair with kids 14. Little girl crying 15. Michael Jackson waves. APTN Madison Square garden 30 th Anniversary Concert. 16. Michael and Elisabeth Taylor. APTN New York record store 8/903 17. CU Michael Jackson waving at fans 18. Male fan crying ABC-footage Los Angeles court 13/11/02- NO ACCESS USA/INTERNET 19.M J with mask 20. Stills court room DFA footage 21.Michael Jackson dangles baby out of hotel room APTN - Germany November 2002 22. Michael Jackson arrives at Bambi Awards EPIC - 23. Clip ' You Rock My World " Michael Jackson MICHAEL JACKSON TURNS 45 . Fans are being invited to celebrate Michael Jackson's 45th birthday with him, but will have to do is shell out $20 to $100 for a ticket for the experience that will be held on August 30 at the Orpheus Theater in Los Angeles. It's being billed as a party "in the spirit of love, celebration and unity and is guaranteed to be an evening that everyone will enjoy!" In a raffle in which fans can win one of Jackson's fedoras, organizers are promising a live appearance from the King of Pop. The three-hour event, organized by his fan club, will include comedian Steve Harvey as emcee, a tap dance revue, a 13-year-old singer from Denmark who performs jackson songs and Navi, a noted Jackson impersonator. Best of all, the party's lead organizer is Deborah Dannelly of Corpus Christi, leader of Jackson's U.S. fan club. Tickets for the "Celebration of Love" event were still available Wednesday through Ticketmaster. The lead organizer is Deborah Dannelly, a legal assistant in Corpus Christi, Texas, and president of the singer's U.S. fan club.Guitarist Slash, singer Usher and film director Brett Ratner are expected as guests, the fan club said. A German-born artist will present Jackson with a wood sculpture of two lions, and visits to Jackson's Neverland ranch will be raffled for charity. Michael Joseph Jackson was born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the 7th of nine children. Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964. In these early years the Jackson 5, Jackie, Jermaine,Tito,Marlon and lead singer Michael played local clubs and bars in Gary Indiana. In 1968 the Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers discovered the Jackson five and from there they got an audition for Berry Gordy of Motown Records. The Jackson 5 signed for Motown and moved to California. Their first 4 singles, "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There" all made US No1 hits. The Jackson 5 recorded 14 albums and Michael recorded 4 solo albums with Motown. In 1977 Michael made his first film debut when he starred in the musical 'The Wiz' playing Scarecrow with Diana Ross in the lead role of Dorothy. It was at this time Michael met Quincy Jones who was doing the score for the film. Michael teamed up with Quincey Jones as his producer for his first solo album with Epic Records. The album titled "Off The Wall" was a big success around the world and the first ever album to release a record breaking 4 No1 singles in the US. In 1982 Michael Jackson released the world's largest selling album of all time, 'Thriller'. This album produced 7 hit singles, breaking yet again more records, and went on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide. In 1983 Michael performed the now legendary moonwalk for the first time on the 'Motown 25 years' anniversary show. 1988, Michael wrote his first autobiography talking for the first time on his childhood and his career. At the end of the 1980s Michael was named 'Artist Of The Decade' for his success off of his 'Thriller' and 'Bad' albums. 1991 saw Michael signed with Sony Music the biggest ever recording contract and released his fourth solo album, 'Dangerous'. He toured the world again in 1992, taking his shows to countries that had never before been visited by a pop/rock artist. Also Michael founded the 'Heal the World Foundation' to help improve the lives of children across the world. In 1994 Michael married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of rock legend Elvis Presley. The marriage only lasted for 19 months, as they divorced in 1996. 1995 saw Michael release a fifth solo album, 'HIStory', which was a double album, first half new material and second half half greatest hits. In late 1996, Jackson remarried to nurse Debbie Rowe; over the next two years, the couple had two children, son Prince Michael Jackson Jr. and daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. However, Jackson and Rowe divorced in late 1999. In 2001, Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and later held a massive concert at Madison Square Garden celebrating the 30th anniversary of his first solo record. Among many other celebrity guests, the show featured the first on-stage reunion of the Jacksons since the Victory tour. In the wake of September 11, Jackson put together an all-star charity benefit single, "What More Can I Give." His new album, Invincible, was released late in the year, marking the first time he'd issued a collection of entirely new material since Dangerous; it found him working heavily with urban soul production wizard Rodney Jerkins. 'Invincible' debuted at number one and quickly went double-platinum; however, its initial singles, "You Rock My World" and "Butterflies," had rather disappointing showings on the charts, with the latter not even reaching the Top Ten. To compound matters, the expensive "What More Can I Give" single and video were cancelled by Sony when executive producer Marc Schaffel was revealed to work in pornography. Jackson's camp tried to distance the singer from Schaffel, and the various corporations that were attached to it (McDonalds, Sony) claimed they had minimal involvement if any with the song. Sony and Jackson began a press war in the summer of 2002, starting with Jackson's claims that the label asked for $200 million to pay them back for marketing costs. Although they had spent $55 million on his disappointing comeback, Sony released a statement saying that no such request had ever been made. Jackson stewed for a few weeks before launching a press attack on Sony Music chairman Tommy Mottola, calling him "devilish" and making claims that he used racist language and held down black artists. Many Sony artists, including Mariah Carey and Ricky Martin, defended Mottola, but Jackson and his family maintained that racism ended their professional relationship. From that point, Jackson's career took an extreme turn towards the bizarre, starting with MTV's annual Video Awards. When Britney Spears presented him with a birthday cake, an offhand remark about being the artist of the millennium inspired a rambling Jackson to accept a meaningless trophy (which everyone presenting onstage received) as an actual Artist of the Millennium award. Next came accusations from a promotional company over his promises of a tour and several appearances that he then cancelled. Jackson arrived in court late, gave a drowsy testimony, and inspired gasps when he removed a surgical mask to reveal his nose had caved in from a botched cosmetic surgery. Only days later, German fans were horrified when Jackson came to the balcony of his hotel suite and briefly dangled a squirming baby, his son Prince Michael the II, over the edge with one arm. Although he apologized the next day, claiming he had gotten caught up in the moment, this only did more to cement the King of Pop's public image as an out-of-control millionaire. CLEARANCE DETAILS