It's hard to believe it will be a year later this month that Michael Jackson passed away.
Longtime friend Stevie Wonder visited Michael Jackson's burial site over the weekend, according to TMZ.com and it wasn't planned.
Stevie went to visit his mother's grave and his 3 children wanted to visit Michael's resting place.
Stevie's performance and what he said at Michael's memorial service, which I was grateful to attend, still ring fresh in my memory, and it was a touching moment I will never forget.-Dr.FB
Since Michael Jackson's passing, his play at bars and pool halls has increased.
Numbers according to touchtunes.com from June 25th to July 6th, the day before his memorial service are now in and here are the totals:
The stats from June 25 – July 6 are:
In the US, there have been 700,442 paid plays
In Canada there have been 17,345 paid plays
In the entire network, this is the ranking of MJ’s songs that made it to the Top100:
POSITION TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 BILLIE JEAN JACKSON, MICHAEL 90,508
2 THRILLER JACKSON, MICHAEL 78,155
4 BEAT IT JACKSON, MICHAEL 58,089
9 P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING) JACKSON, MICHAEL 41,793
15 SMOOTH CRIMINAL JACKSON, MICHAEL 34,273
21 MAN IN THE MIRROR JACKSON, MICHAEL 30,856
24 DIRTY DIANA JACKSON, MICHAEL 27,748
25 THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL JACKSON, MICHAEL 27,106
30 WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN' JACKSON, MICHAEL 25,987
32 ROCK WITH YOU JACKSON, MICHAEL 25,653
38 DON'T STOP' TIL YOU GET ENOUGH JACKSON, MICHAEL 23,960
86 BLACK OR WHITE JACKSON, MICHAEL 15,122
87 DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH JACKSON, MICHAEL 15,108
95 ABC JACKSON 5, THE 14,930
In the US, this is the ranking of MJ’s songs that made it to the Top100:
POSITION TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 BILLIE JEAN JACKSON, MICHAEL 87,389
2 THRILLER JACKSON, MICHAEL 75,707
4 BEAT IT JACKSON, MICHAEL 56,867
7 P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING) JACKSON, MICHAEL 41,665
15 SMOOTH CRIMINAL JACKSON, MICHAEL 33,112
20 MAN IN THE MIRROR JACKSON, MICHAEL 30,407
24 DIRTY DIANA JACKSON, MICHAEL 27,246
25 THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL JACKSON, MICHAEL 26,420
29 WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN' JACKSON, MICHAEL 25,756
32 ROCK WITH YOU JACKSON, MICHAEL 25,179
37 DON'T STOP' TIL YOU GET ENOUGH JACKSON, MICHAEL 23,293
84 DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH JACKSON, MICHAEL 14,935
87 ABC JACKSON 5, THE 14,610
88 BLACK OR WHITE JACKSON, MICHAEL 14,555
That is impressive and shows him being celebrated instead of mourned.-Dr.FB
Can you all stop playing it every half hour? That poor girl is making us all still cry.
That was one of the most heartbreaking things I ever saw. It is not losing it's power each time you play it. A lot of work around offices nationwide is not getting done because we keep reaching for a tissue. We are sure Kleenex has a great day of tissue sales yesterday but please, stop. Sniff sniff.-Dr.FB
Here is one of the highlights for me of yesterday's memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center.
It's John Mayer doing MJ's "Human Nature" and he did a superb job. Thanks John!-Dr.FB
Click HERE for great photos of Michael Jackson & The Memorial Service.
First sign up here to be entered for tickets: http://www.staplescenter.com/memorial.php
Second, I am going to take from the press release so as there is no confusion.
Those who can't get the precious tickets – 11,000 in the Staples Center and another 6,500 to watch on big screens at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live across the street – can watch a live worldwide television feed being provided free to networks or on streaming video on the Web.
Organizers are using a wristband system to crack down on scalpers.
"This is a memorial. I'm hoping that people have dignity. We're doing our best to accommodate the worldwide demand," said Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of AEG, which owns the Staples Center. "For those who would try to take advantage of this, shame on them."
No details of the memorial were released, except that there will be no funeral procession. "It is still being developed," said Jackson family spokesman Ken Sunshine. He added: "Everything about the memorial has to do with accommodating as many fans as possible. ... It is all about the fans."
Jan Perry, a Los Angeles city councilwoman, said fans who do not get tickets "might want to consider watching this from the comfort of your own home." The ceremony will not be shown outside the venue on any of the jumbo screens.
The registration for tickets will end at 6 p.m. Saturday, when 8,750 names are drawn randomly for two tickets each to either the Staples Center or Nokia Theatre. Those getting tickets will be notified on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. with instructions on picking up tickets and wristbands.
3rd, TMZ is reporting you have to be a U.S. Resident.
4th, I cannot believe I am going to say this, but, good luck with the tickets.-Dr.FB
Not saying what is happening with the other tickets, AEG announced they will be giving away 11,000 tickets to the public.
They most likely saw that outrage of paying for a memorial service and knew it was yet more bad PR.
There will be a press conference tomorrow morning we will be covering for you.-Dr.FB