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RARE FOOTAGE AND RECORDINGS BY MICHAEL
I always enjoy finding rare pictures, recordings, interviews, sound bites and home videos of Michael. Here is a collection of my favorite “rarities” that I found over the Internet.
- Listen to 9-year old Michael’s very first recorded song “Big Boy” released under “Steeltown” label in 1967.
- Michael doing scales with Seth Riggs to warm up his voice. And here is a longer warmup if you want to hear more. 🙂
- 1968 – 10-year old Michael and his brothers audition as The Jackson 5 for Motown’s Berry Gordy.
- Michael and his brothers singing the National Anthem at a stadium in 1970.
- Michael is recording his lines for We Are The World on January 28, 1985, at A&M Recording Studios in Hollywood (aka. the Jim Henson Studios).
- Handwritten love letters by Michael.
- This document was signed in 1977. It contains the signature of Joe Jackson and the signatures of all the brothers (except for Jermaine) after they left Motown and signed a new contract and formed their own company called “Peacock Music Publishing Company.” Everyone signed under their birth names. From this point on, they are performing as “The Jacksons” because Motown forbade use of the group’s prior professional name (The Jackson 5).
- Dance montage (dance-off) between Michael and Fred Astaire. Very cleverly edited video comparing the dance moves of Michael and Fred Astaire.
- If You Only Believe – Michael performs with his brothers, sisters and Celine Dion in a very rare television appearance
- Michael performs “The Way You Make Me Feel” as a duet with Britney Spears at an MTV award show.
- Interview with Dick Clark from 1972 when Michael talks about his every day life, his school, his pet boa constrictor (Rosie The Crusher) and the Osmonds.
- At the end of each Dangerous concert performance, Michael finished off with suiting up in a space armor and flying off with a jet pack.
- Series of video-taped interviews from various time periods with a body language expert evaluating whether Michael is truthful or deceitful during the interviews.
- A very rare television commercial that Michael did in 1997 for a portable disc player called “Esonic DiscBaby.”
- He also did a commercial for a Suzuki scooter in Japan from 1982. Part 1 and Part 2.
- Full version of the rebuttal documentary made by Michael — Michael Jackson Private Home Movies.
- Recording session for “Jump for Joy” from 1978 with Michael and the brothers in studio.
- Television skit from The Flip Wilson Show from 1972. 14-year old Michael is teaching Math to Flip Wilson.
- Half-an-hour interview with the man, John Diggs, who taught Michael Jackson how to drive.
- Michael and Muhammad Ali at a rare television appearance.
- Gold Magazine interview December 20, 2002