'cause if it's aching
“Of course he knew; he had music piped in at Neverland for the flowers because he knew it encouraged them to grow. Michael read all the time. He knew a lot about healing; he knew joy and delight had an effect on hormones and mood. I didn’t do just paintings for Michael; he asked me to do sketches for rides he invented at Neverland and the drawings for condos he planned to build for critically ill children and their families. He knew that critically ill children heal better in an environment of hope, positive thoughts, laughter and magic.
I asked him, ‘Michael, how can you do that? How can you spend the time with these children who are dying and then go from that, on stage and give that kind of performance?’ He said, ‘How could I not? If these children want to see me. I know I’m not important, but Michael Jackson the superstar is, and if I can make a child live an extra minute or an hour or a day or a month, then wouldn’t that be worth it?’ Michael was always that way. If he would get a call from somebody and a child was dying, he would get on a plane and go and he would tell them, ‘I’m going to be back in 2 weeks to see you,’ and a lot of times he extended little kids’ lives that way. It gave them something to look forward to down the line. You have to admire something like that.” David Nordahl
When this was written down in the 1980s, anyone would have given their right arm to have had a copy!
Up for auction is Sammy Davis Jr.’s personal address book from the 1980′s. It reads like a time capsule of Hollywood and a who’s who of the famous. Names of stars include Muhammad Ali, Liz Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Dean Martin, Clint Eastwood, Ella Fitzgerald, Richard Pryor and Gene Kelly to name but a few.
But there’s one name that stands out from even this elite crowd, and that is Michael Jackson’s. The spiral-bound notebook is filled out in Davis’ own hand and shows many signs of use.
Michael’s number is shown clearly at the bottom left of the above image. His number was (213) 907 5130, with an alternative 1371 to replace 5130, presumably a second line.
Can you imagine having that number in the 1980s!
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Things Michael Jackson should’ve done
- stayed alive
Things Michael Jackson shouldn’t have done
"Some friends are like shadows, you only see them When the sun shines. But my fans support me even in dark days, I owe everything to Them."
“I love you guys, seriously, you need to know. I love you from the bottom of my heart”.
“I lived my life for my fans, I’ll die for them”.
- Michael Jackson about his fans