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Sunday, June 28, 2009

BIOGRAPHY on Michael Jackson

The Bio History of Michael Joseph Jackson began when he was born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the 7th of nine children. (brothers: Sigmund "Jackie", Toriano "Tito", Jermaine, Marlon, Steven "Randy", and sisters Rebbie, Janet and La-Toya Jackson

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 and moving further afield as there talents grew and they could compete in bigger competitions. From these early days Michael would be at the same clubs as big talented stars of there days, such as Jackie Wilson and would be learning from them even back then. 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.

The Jackson 5 stayed with Motown until 1976, wanting more artistic freedom they felt they had to move on and signed up with Epic. The group name Jackson 5 had to be changed as it was owned by Motown, so they reverted to The Jacksons as they had be known in the early days. Brother Jermaine married Berry Gordy's daughter and stayed with Motown. Youngest brother Randy joined in his place. The Jacksons had a number of hit recordsand in total made 6 albums between the years of 1976 and 1984.

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. Michael was keen to use music video or short films as he called them to promote his singles from the album. He worked with the best directors and producers, using the latest technology and special effects.for the hit song 'Billie Jean' The short film 'Thriller' used the latest make-up artists technolgy combined with fantastic dancing and cherography, to produce a 14 minute video, with a start, a middle and an ending. So successful was this video that 'The Making Of Michael Jackson's Thriller' became the world's largest selling home video combined with soaring album sales. In 1983 Michael performed the now legendary moonwalk for the first time on the 'Motown 25 years' anniversary show. This performance alone set Michael undoubtable into the realm of a superstar.

In 1984 Michael won a record breaking 8 Grammy awards in one night. The awards were for his work on the 'Thriller' album and his work on the narrative for the 'ET Storybook'.

On December 9th 1984 at the last concert of the Jackson's Victory Tour, Michael announced he was splitting from the group and going solo.

In 1987 Michael released his much awaited third solo album, titled 'Bad', and lauched his record breaking first solo world tour. 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.

In 1991 Michael signed with Sony Music the largest ever recording contract and released his fourth solo album, 'Dangerous'. He toured world again in 1992, taking his concerts 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. Michael toured again over a legs covering a 2 year period. In between legs of the tour on November 14th 1996, Michael married for his second time to Debbie Rowe who was a nurse that Michael had met in the treatment of his skin pigment disorder. Together they had their first child Prince Michael Joseph Jackson jr born on February 13 1997 and a daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson born on April 3rd 1998. In 1997 Michael released the remix album 'Blood On The Dance Floor' which also contained 5 new song linked with a 38min film "Ghosts". This film Michael played 5 roles using the latest special effects and make-up artistry, combined with his dance and music.

In September, 2001 Michael celebrated his 30th anniversary as a solo artist with two concerts to be held in New York, USA. Many artists such as Whitney Houston, Usher, Destinys Child, Shaggy and many more performed there own and Michael Jacksons past songs. Michael then reunited with all of his brothers performed there biggest hits. Michael then went onto perform solo some of his biggest hits. In October 2001 Michael released the album 'Invincible' so far releasing only 2 singles including the big hit "You Rock My World". Since the release of this first single the album has been surrounded by rumours of a rift with Sony Music and a clear lack of promotion of the album.

For a more indepth biographical look at Michael Jacksons life read the following era's;

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

ever viewed the golden gate of south africa?

opportunity comes but once...


Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Friday, March 27, 2009

PARIS: The Wonderland...

yep! nice view right?. that's what i said when i saw it too. this is paris. every dream girl's honeymoon site.

i'd really love to take my girl friend there sometimes.

(a word of advice: if you're a guy viewing this, get you girl out there now! if you are a girl viewing this, hold you guy till he's ready to take you out there. when i say hold, i mean persuade him, bat your eye lids for him, use body launguage and so on, you know girl stuffs. (wink, wink till he could wink no more).

sports like no other!

Sport is one of the rapidly growing sub-sectors of domestic and international tourism in Nigeria. Active and leisure sports such as soccer, athletics, boxing, wrestling, lawn and table tennis, polo and golf are popular. Opportunities for investment exist in the following areas:* Establishment and management of sport facilities, clubs and shops;* Oganization and promotion of sporting events including sponsorship;* Establishment and management of relevant recreational/theme parks, clubs, theatre halls, transport and catering facilities.

Sukur Kingdom (nigeria adamawa)

1. It can be said that Sukur Kingdom first appeared on world record during the pre-colonial epochs - when Dr. Heinrich Berth, (1817) made mention of the mountainous settlement in his historical collections. Today, Sukur is located in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa state and the height of the settlr2ment has been estimated to be 3000ft above sea level. The pathway leading to the Plateau is paved with stone slabs which meander from the foot of the mountain to its top where the settlements are clustered within the proximity of each other.

2. The settlement whose antiquity dates back to the Stone Age and is one of the oldest in this part of the country. However, its evolution as political Kingdom is said to have spanned from 17th century A.D. to date. Sukur Kingdom is also said to have sustained its sovereignty because of several factors.
Firstly, it has a natural defense system; secondly, the community was able to consolidate its knowledge of meteorology which accordingly made it to be one of the most powerful settlements around the Mandara chain. It was no wonder therefore that the Kingdom was able to establish diplomatic relations with its neighbourings

to know more about nigeria-adamawa and their culture, follow this link: http://www.nigeriantourism.com/adamawa-sukur.htm

City Wall and Moat, Benin City

These are the most impressive city walls and moats in southern Nigeria . At their highest point, the walls were nine metros high and the moat (ditch) nine metros deep, making a total incline of 18 metros. Unfortunately in the past few years, the walls and moats has been the victim of extensive soil excavation used as a source of building materials


yep! they are dolphins as in D-O-L-P-H-I-N-S. you should try sight-seeing, it's great


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Thursday, March 26, 2009

welcome or Get Out?!

hell! a whole new day is here let's see what's cooking

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