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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues (1988) - Star of the month... Elizabeth Taylor

"Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues" is a 1988 documentary special giving insight into the life of Michael Jackson from his early life to the late 1980s. The special also features three fans, who were given the opportunity to visit Michael's home, and talk abot their feelings for Micahel.

Along the way, there are special interview guest appearances from Gene Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Cyndi Lauper, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese,  Sammy Davis Jr., Hermes Pan, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Dick Clark and Marlon Jackson.

Some of the archive footage features performers Cher, Diana Ross and Jim Nabors.

Some of the songs excerpted into the documentary include:

  • "I Want You Back" (with Jackson 5)
  • "Never Can Say Goodbye" (with Jackson 5)
  • "It Was A Very Good Year" (live from Diana Special, 1971)
  • "Ben" (live on American Bandstand, 1972)
  • "Dancing Machine" (with Cher) (live on 'The Cher Show', 1974)
  • "Blame it on the Boogie" (Music Video)
  • "Shake Your Body Down to the Ground" (live on American Bandstand, 1979)
  • "Can You Feel It?" (Music Video)
  • "Ease On Down The Road" (From the film 'The Wiz')
  • "Rock With You" (Music Video)
  • "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" (Music Video)
  • "The Love You Save" (live from Motown 25: Yesturday Tonight & Forever, 1985)
  • "Billie Jean" (live from Motown 25: Yesturday Tonight & Forever, 1985)
  • "Thriller" (Music Video)
  • "Say, Say, Say" (Music Video)
  • "When You Wish Upon A Star" (Montage)

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