Skip to comments.Michael Jackson Breaks Billboard Charts Records (2.6 Million Downloads,580,00 CD's Sold In U.S.)
Posted on 06/30/2009 10:32:36 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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I would not want to be in MJ's position for all of eternity for all of the wealth this old ball has to offer.
He’s dead Jim.
If these buyers really were fans, they would have already owned the music.
I hope all his creditors get their money back. $400 million in debt. That is simply incredible. If you combined the lifesavings of everyone here who has posted on this thread it wouldn’t begin to reach 400 million. 2.6 million bucks is nothing to pay off what needs to be paid off.
” Isnt that...kind of weird?
I mean, if you like the guys music, then you should own his music. *Already*. “
Exactly what I was thinking . Is it THAT easy to brainwash people nowadays in America ? I’m in Japan so unsure .
If there is any money to inherit, I don’t think Joe will be seeing any of it. The only will found so far leaves money to his mother Katherine Jackson, his children, his siblings and charity. Joe was not mentioned as a beneficiary.
Now I've been hearing a lot of fuss over this new "singing sensation" named Amy Winehouse. Supposedly she has a great voice but has a very bizarre lifestyle of drug abuse. I don't know much about her music but when she does finally succumb to the "rock and roll" lifestyle, I guess I'll go ahead and check some of that music out.
Alien Ant Farm had a small hit with their cover of "Smooth Criminal".
Getting dead was a good career move, if a bit extreme. It worked for Elvis.
Death is always a good career move, they say.
I knew a record store owner in MA (used vinyl, CDs, cass.)
who would always prominently feature someone who had just passed on, like Roy Orbison. He knew there would be instant nostalgia for the performer.
In many cases it goes no further than the radio playing a few tunes by the recently deceased artist—heck, I do a long running blues show in MA and, for example, when Koko Taylor passed on, I played some of her songs in remembrance (as many as the company that webstreams our signal would allow, which was about 4). Jacko though was huge like Elvis or Lennon. Lots of radio play and things like radio documentaries on him (heard one on XM 70s on 7 just last weekend, right after the Amer. Top 40 rebroadcast)
Jackson will dominate the music charts this week.
I also remember my college radio station had a 45 by an artist from Wash DC named Martha Hull; a kind of ironic tune about musical artists becoming legends by dying.
“Jim Croce’s records never sold/ But when he died they all turned gold!” (Actually Croce did have some decent hits before the plane crash but Time In A Bottle went to #1
shortly after his death)
Yes they do. They lost me when they started talking about various races that have been known to say the government was targeting them specifically.
Sorry, wrong thread.
Yes they do.
I don’t know if I’d use the word “easy”.
The MJ coverage has been literally non-stop here, every channel, all the time. Bombastic. Plus...the side issues that have been spawned...the drug use...the 911 call...the alleged crooked doc who may have injected him w/drugs....the status of his estate....the Beatles catalog....Neverland....the crazy Brits...the parents...the funeral...blah blah blah. Wall to wall. Bumper music on nearly every radio show. This from memory by someone who doesn’t watch TV, though it’s on in the background.
When the world watches what will unfold on Friday at Neverland Ranch...it will be 1977 all over again X millions. I am afraid the people of Santa Barbara have no idea what they are in for. Basically a new open tourist attraction/theme park has opened in their town overnight.
I heard figures anywhere from 250,000 to 1 million will try to get in there...that should be fun to watch a police force of what? 500? Handle that mess. This is going to cost the State of California tens of millions bringing in police from around the state for this circus.
When it opens as a memorial museum and is dedicated the folks from Graceland said the property can expect some 3 million visitors a year during the first 5 years of operation alone.
Some people sure like their paedophile musicians. ;)
Imagine how few would show up if Michael Jackson had been a right winger.
Yeah I’m sure that’s the primary reason people buying the music. Jackson’s (generally unknown) politics. /sarc
The wrong person died in my opinion.
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