‘I Wish U [Soul] Heaven’: Saying Goodbye To My Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson

1958-2016

“We had fun, didn’t we?”

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I woke up this morning and my heart was broken, shattered into a million pieces, and my tears fell to the ground like (purple) rain. It hurts, it burns and it has left me truly overwhelmed with emotions I cannot clearly define. To me, artists like him, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Teena Marie were immortal. They each occupy a special place in my heart, in my very soul. They were my favorites. They could do no wrong and could never die.  They were here, they gave us all they could possibly give and then one day, without notice, they were gone. He was the last and now, like Michael, Marvin and Teena, he is gone.

Gone. My Prince is gone and I am devastated.

I believe there is a soul heaven, a “place where all the good [soul] children go.” Today, it’s gates opened and welcomed him. The last of my musical idols who transcended the boundaries of musical artistry has now transitioned. My final inspiration is gone and I feel it in every possible way.

Rest eternally in New Power Soul, my sweet Prince. Take your seat beside the King of Pop, the Prince of Motown and the Ivory Queen of Soul. You’ve more than earned it.

Shared on WordPress: “David Gest’s Final Radio Interview About His Delight At Reuniting The Jackson’s — ALL THINGS MICHAEL”

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‘ One of David Gest’s final radio interviews reveals the late star discussing his good friend Michael Jackson and reuniting The Jackson 5 back in 2001. Music producer Gest died at the age of 62 on Tuesday , with the cause of death being treated as unexplained. The US star grew up with Jackson and […]

via David Gest’s Final Radio Interview About His Delight At Reuniting The Jackson’s — ALL THINGS MICHAEL

Shared from WordPress: Fan-produced Documentary Shows Michael Jackson’s Continued Impact on the World

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A newly released fan-produced documentary about Michael Jackson’s fans, known collectively as “Moonwalkers,” captures his influence on their lives across time starting from their earliest exposure, to the height of his career, and since his passing.  Over the course of nearly 40 minutes, Moonwalkers from various countries and backgrounds share their fondest memories and explain their dedication to sharing his phenomenal talent.

View the documentary on YouTube: http://wp.me/p6u3DN-aY

 

Shared from WordPress: “‘Ease On Down’ The Wards Island Bridge– NY”

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All Things Michael details the history of the Wards Island Bridge in New York City.  The bridge, which opened to the public in 1951 was considered aesthetically unpleasant.  Still, it was used throughout the 1978 Motown/Universal Pictures film, The Wiz, starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russel, Ted Ross (no relation to Diana), Richard Pryor, Mabel King, and Lena Horne.  Covered with yellow brick-like linoleum, it was the scene for the film’s musical performance of “Ease On Down The Road.”

 

Read the All Thing Michael‘s full story here: “EASE ON DOWN” THE WARDS ISLAND BRIDGE – NY – http://wp.me/p1a674-ivN

Shared from WordPress: “Paul McCartney To Re-Issue Michael Jackson Duet And More On Upcoming Album”

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All Things Michael reports the upcoming release of a Paul McCartney anthology of his solo work entitled, Pure McCartney.  The 67-song collection will feature a re-issue of McCartney’s duet with Michael Jackson, “Say, Say, Say.”  The scheduled release date is June 10.

Read full story at All Things Michael:  http://wp.me/p1a674-iw4

Shared from WordPress: “Steve Barron: How I Made The Billie Jean Video With Michael Jackson”

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All Things Michael relays the story behind the making of Michael Jackson’s music video for the song “Billie Jean” from 1982’s Thriller album.  Directed by Steve Barron, “the video sees Jackson portray an enigmatic figure with seemingly magical powers, trailed by a shadowy ‘private eye’ type character, and is very in keeping with Barron’s other work from this time, where fantasy, familiar iconography and technical innovations fused with pop culture. His brief time working with the King of Pop left an indelible impression.”

Billie Jean, filmed with a budget of only $50,000 (compared to Jackson’s Scream which cost $6.9 million and is the most expensive music video ever produced), was one of the first videos featuring a black artist to get regular airplay on MTV.  The song was later performed by Jackson for the televised Motown anniversary special, Motown 25, where he debuted his infamous Moonwalk.

Read the full story at All Things Michael: Steve Barron: How I Made The Billie Jean Video With Michael Jackson – http://wp.me/p1a674-iwH

Shared from WordPress: “Janet Jackson Delays Tour to Focus On Planning A Family”

 

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This week, Janet Jackson announced in a recorded message to her fans plans to postpone her Unbreakable World Tour.  The youngest sibling of the Jackson family stated that she “under doctor’s orders” is going to take the time to rest as she and husband, Wasim, start planning for a family.  Jackson, 49, has had to cancel several shows due to undisclosed health issues since it launched in 2015.  The announcement is a first for Jackson, who makes a concerted effort to maintain her privacy and avoid the the type of public scrutiny and tabloid journalism that has haunted several members of her family, specifically her late brother, Michael.  She has promised fans that as soon as she is able, the tour will continue.

All Things Michael also covered this story on their site: http://wp.me/p1a674-ixa