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Jun 30, 2009

Michael Jackson / Michael Jordan

Where were you when the Thriller video debuted?  On midnight, 2 Dec 1983, I was in the Third Bryan lounge with all my hallmates and our RA, gathered around the TV set.  It was awesome.  I seem to recall that MTV showed it twice in a row.

With this week's news, one of my Facebook friends said "The Michael Jackson I loved died long ago."  Another said, "The Michael Jackson I loved will never die."

Below, some atypical footage in which Michael Jackson talks like a human being and Michael Jordan is awkward.  This is a "the making of" video.  Finished version of the Michaels dancing is here.

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Comments

Great videos. I totally have the Thriller album set in my mind with the scene of walking around campus on a beautiful evening the night before graduation that year.

Posted by: helen | Jul 1, 2009 8:16:19 AM

I think I was in that room with you ~26 years ago.

Posted by: Chap | Jul 27, 2009 12:44:40 PM

Oh Michael Jackson looks terrible playing basketball...totally not a sporty type of a guy...but wheter we liked him or not as a person ..he was one of the most succesfull performers..

Posted by: Paolo | Dec 20, 2009 6:10:04 AM