1. Remembering Michael Jackson
Today, June 25th, marks five years since we lost the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Words can’t express the legacy that MJ left us. From his classic songs, performances and signature dance moves, Michael Jackson was a natural star and there will never be another that even comes close to him. Let’s remember the good times of MJ’s life and legacy by revisiting some of the most iconic performances of his life.
2. The Jackson 5 Performs “I Want You Back” on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1969
In 1969, a young Michael Jackson led his older brothers known as The Jackson 5 in their first television performance of their debut single, “I Want You Back” on The Ed Sullivan Show. Michael’s sweet persona and unique vocals helped the group earn national exposure and jump started “Jackson Mania”. The Jackson 5’s appearance on the Sullivan stage goes down as an iconic night in musical history.
3. Michael Jackson Performs at the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Celebration
In 1993 when former President Bill Clinton took office, Michael Jackson performed in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. in celebration of Clinton’s Presidential Inauguration. The King of Pop performed “We Are The World” only two weeks before his iconic 1993 Super Bowl halftime performance.
4. Michael Jackson Sings to His Mother
Although this isn’t exactly a “performance”, it’s a heart felt clip of a 25 year old Michael Jackson singing to his mother, Katherine, at her birthday party in 1984. In the video, Michael serenades his mom with one of her favorite songs, “For The Good Times”.
5. Michael Jackson Performs At The UNICEF Charity CONCERT 1980.
In 1980, the King of Pop took the stage at the Unicef Charity Concert and performed “Rock With You.”