Today In Michael Jackson History (July 22nd)

1989 – Michael Jackson’s Liberian Girl hit #13 in the U.K, eventually the single went to number one in the UK. and become his 9th Top 30 hit from album–yet another record! .

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1968 – The Jackson 5 opened for Motown acts Gladys Knight & the Pips and Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers at Chicago’s Regal Theater, during the summer of 1968. The brothers caught Knight’s attention, whereby she tried to get Motown brass to come to Chicago to see the boys. Taylor was also very impressed with the boys, and he decided to make the commitment to bring them to Detroit and Motown. Joseph and The Jackson 5 stayed on the floor of Bobby Taylor’s Detroit apartment the night of July 22, while Taylor and Motown executive Suzanne de Passe arranged for the Jackson 5 to audition for the label. The group is invited to perform on the David Frost Show in New York but Joe cancels their TV debut when Bobby Taylor asks them to come to a Detroit studio to make an audition for Motown executives Suzanne DePasse and Ralph Seltzer, and other company staff.

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1972 Concert in Dallas (Texas)

1973 Concert at the Madison Square Garden of New York City

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1981 The Jacksons give a special benefit concert for the Atlanta Children’s Foundation at the Omni Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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1988 Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck present Michael with a pair of specially engraved ice skates backstage before his fourth concert in Wembley (London, UK).

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1988 Michael soldout Wembley Stadium on the 14th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd July, 26th & 27th August – a stadium record 504,000 people.

Michael’s band members speak of the excitement of playing London’s Wembley Stadium. Frank Dileo adds, “Playing Wembley is one of the biggest honors any artist could have. It’s a status symbol within artists themselves, whether or not they can sell out Wembley Stadium, and of course Michael set a new record. He sold it out 7 times. You can’t get any bigger than that.”

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1992 – Michael Jackson performs Dangerous World Tour in Werchter, Belgium, at Festival Ground Stadium, attending 40,000.

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2009 Federal drug agents and Los Angeles police searched the Houston clinic of Conrad Murray. Murray was Michael Jackson’s personal physician at the time of Jackson’s death.

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